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Malia Campbell Photography received an upgrade!

You guys, it’s been awhile. There have been so many exciting things going on over here at Malia Campbell Photography HQ that I hardly know where to begin.  Read about it over on my new blog:  <—- please update your bookmarks  :)

This will be my last post on this blog.

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January 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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Another Olive 8 listing!

I started out the year with a goal of updating this blog at least twice a week.


No excuses but hopefully this sneak peek at another Olive 8 condo (listing with Mark Linvill of Coldwell Banker Bain next week!) will help you forgive and forget.

I’ve been CRAZY busy and will have several new projects to share with you soon!

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February 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Free film!


One crisper drawer full of 120, one crisper drawer full of 35mm.  Free to the first person who will come pick it up! Well that went fast.

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January 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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An ode to loss

The beginning of this new year marked the end of an era over here at Malia Campbell Photography HQ.  This past holiday season I experienced a devastating loss.  A loss so great that it’s taken me over a month to even be able to talk about it openly.

My beloved Canon 5D Mark II is gone.

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January 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

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Lighting for Real Estate Photography reviewed on fstoppers!

In case you missed it, we received a nice little rave for our Lighting for Real Estate Photography video series over on fstoppers.  The fstoppers site is, pretty much, the source for news, tips and the general goings on in the photographic community so Scott and I are thrilled for such a great review.  Hopefully, if you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a subscription, this will help push you over the edge.

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November 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

Property Video: Lower Queen Anne

If you’re familiar with Seattle real estate you know that Queen Anne is pretty much synonymous with Craftsman style housing so you’ll imagine my surprise when I showed up to shoot photos and video of this home!   Such a pleasure to shoot.  Hope you enjoy!

More photos and video after the jump!

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September 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Video gear: Fluid heads and Quick Release plates

Manfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head

And now for my least favorite topic: Fluid heads and quick release (QR) plates.

There are two types of fluid heads that I use (and please forgive me for not using the technical terms – I don’t know them!) – a half ball mount and a regular threaded mount.  The half ball mount has a post that extends through the bottom of the tripod and allows for “joystick” leveling and adjusting of the head.  The regular threaded mount is flat on the bottom and all of the leveling and head adjustments come from the tripod leg length and actual head.  The photo to the right (Manfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head) is an example of the half ball mount.  If you look closely (click the image to view larger) you’ll see the post extending below the head.

A quick release plate is how you attach your camera to the head.  There are several different types, sizes and mounts of quick release plates and it’s definitely worth your while to spend a little extra to get compatible plates.  I’ll talk about this in more detail below.

While tons of quick release plates are not strictly necessary you’ll find that they save you a lot of time and irritation in the field.  I have enough QR plates that I can keep them screwed into all of my gear, all of the time, plus about four extra (more on that below).  If you’re on a budget skimp here but know that you’ll need to keep a screwdriver in your kit (which you should anyway, along with a set of hex key/allen wrenches) and you’ll be spending some time swapping out plates while on your shoot.

Hit the jump to see my full list of gear