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Andrea Carpio

Andrea is a photographer based in Southern California. She was given her first camera at the age of six, and hasn't been seen without a camera much since then. She loves to take new adventures - to travel, hike, camp. Her not-so-hidden talent is taking way too many cameras on most adventures. She shares the love of exploration and photography with her wife, and together, they are Wandering Always.

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Partnership Aligns on Both Companies’ Circularity and Sustainability Passion
May 13, 2024
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ATLANTA, GA – April 15, 2024 — KEH, North America’s premier purchaser and reseller of pre-owned camera gear, today announced the launch of its ‘Better Than New’ campaign to promote the benefits photographers receive when utilizing pre-owned instead of purchasing new. With KEH’s long history and foundational services built on buying, selling, and trading, customers receive budget-friendly, sustainable, and trustworthy equipment. 
April 15, 2024
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The strong desire to create something unique and beautiful is innate to just about every photographer. Inspiration goes hand-in-hand with being able to create that beautiful photo, and can ebb and flow for most of us. During the downturn of inspiration, I often find myself wondering what ever inspired me in the first place and
August 21, 2019
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If you’re a parent, the first question you may ask a photographer friend is about what camera to get to take the best photos of your kids. I’ve been asked this question many times, and my answer often includes the same advice—get one that shoots at fast shutter speeds, because kids don’t stop moving. Of
August 05, 2019
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Sometimes, packing a DSLR and lenses is just not ideal. A weekend trip with a carry-on bag may mean packing light and small. Or sometimes, a heavy bag just isn’t comfortable. What are some options if you’re in the market for a small and lightweight option for a camera? I have three quick ideas that
June 27, 2019
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I’ve been a photographer for many years, but never really felt drawn to the long telephoto lenses in the market. I tend to be quite satisfied with a 50mm or 35mm prime, and it keeps my gear small and lightweight! Then I started bird watching, and as quickly as I fell in love with all
May 03, 2019
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I was so excited to see that KEH had scheduled a local buying event right in my own neighborhood! I’ve seen their posts for buying events on Facebook for the last couple of years, but I never had any gear to sell. This time I did have some gear that I wanted to let go
March 20, 2019
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While those delicious cakes of batter are great, do you know what’s even better? A pancake lens! So, what is a pancake lens? A pancake lens is typically a small and fixed focal length lens that maintains a small profile on a camera body. A pancake lens usually doesn’t extend more than an inch or
March 04, 2019
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Macro photography is a style that has always interested me, and one that I was eager to learn as a new photographer. If you are not familiar with macro, it is a fun style of photography where focus falls close on small objects. This typically results in small objects being made larger in the photos
January 24, 2019
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This time of year can be so refreshing, with a fresh start on the calendar! The start of a new year is a great time to kick off new goals, start projects, make plans, and to get organized. While I’m not a huge fan of resolutions, I do find myself in an organizational mindset at
January 04, 2019
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The holidays are one of my very favorite times to get out the camera and get creative, especially at home. So many memories are made during this time of year, and there are many great additions to the normal scenes to make fun photos. Here are some of my favorite ways to capture the scenes
December 14, 2018
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I am always thinking about some new piece of gear to add to my bag, and despite having a wonderful bag of gear there is almost always some new piece of glass or an entire camera system on my wish list. Most of the time, I save up money throughout the year to buy the
November 16, 2018
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Nikon must have been thinking about coming up with a lens that would be perfect for a traveler, seamless for so many uses and really just an ideal single lens to carry around when they created this fantastic 28-300mm lens. I shoot full frame on a Nikon D750, and most frequently carry a couple (or
November 07, 2018
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I tend to travel quite a bit and, being a photographer, I tend to pack a lot of gear. A few months ago, while planning an urban adventure, I got a wild idea. Maybe I should pick up a small digital camera that would be a good lightweight travel camera? I wasn’t sure where to
September 05, 2018