Tips & Tricks

The Best Photography Stuff I’ve Ever Spent Money On

Gear Acquisition Syndrome, or GAS for short, is a legitimate issue that can plague photographers at any level. If you’re like me, you probably hear your DSLR whisper “buy me things” into your ear every time it makes it anywhere near your head. Fortunately, I’ve made a few smart photography-related purchases over the years and […]

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React + Rails: File Uploads using Dropzone, Paperclip, and Rails 5

I’ve spent a lot of time building React components, but I haven’t had the pleasure of handling uploads. After struggling to find an elegant solution, I think this one does the trick just fine. We don’t have to modify how Rails handles things on the receiving end, which will make this easy for you if […]

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Ruby on Rails 5.1+ & React: Working Example

Following the Ruby on Rails & React: The Easy Way tutorial, I’ve put a bit of that in practice to get a minimal working demo of a basic Rails application firing up while running the React-Rails and Webpacker gems. I’ll also show you how the default configuration magically works out in your favour so you […]

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Ruby on Rails 5.1+ & React: The Easy Way

This is a hard one to get right, and there are so many ways of doing it. In this tutorial, I’ll be getting React running with Webpack and the Babel loader on a Rails 5.1+ application. The React-Rails gem is excellent to get some basic React action going on in your rails application, however, it’s […]

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YouTube Channel In The Works: Coding With Beer

I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while. Recently, I was called by what I thought was a telemarketer. He addressed me by name and told me I was approved for an auto loan. Nope. I called back repeatedly asking company information and if he thought he could scam me. He did say […]

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Just a Tip: Vehicle Photography With Your Phone

“The best camera is the one you have” might be the most annoying thing you see on every mobile photography sub-Reddit or forum, but it’s not entirely wrong. What prompted this post was a brief perusal of Craigslist for motorcycles. To sum that experience up — if I wanted a free beer, I’d send you to […]

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10 Lessons Learned: Motorcycle Photography

When it comes to motorcycles, I’m the grown-ass man equivalent of the 8-year old girl with the pony sweater that every single person knew in grade school. I’m obsessed: they’re what got me into photography; motorcycle photography brings the funnest edits; and bikes are a huge part of my life. I’ve shot a lot of them […]

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