Tag: gear

Practice What You Preach

It’s one thing to come out every day with good solid advice for how to do anything, whether it’s manage your finances, run a business, or (as is the case here), how to take better pictures.  It’s another thing entirely…

Hardware review: Sigma 8-16mm

As an avid proponent of doing due diligence, I’ve always encouraged people to do research on lenses before buying them.  Whether it means renting them from vendors like LensProToGo, Rent Glass, or through vendor relationships, it’s a great way to…

Hardware Review: Rogue Flash Benders

One of the most common search criteria on Google that coincides with photography is that of lighting.  It’s no surprise as photography really is all about the light, and when making and taking photos (yes, there’s a difference), one of…

49 Photo Tips – The Sequel

About eight months ago, I cobbled together a laundry list of almost 50 photo tips and tricks to help with everything from gear to composition, photoshop, and more.  Given the penchant for sharing these things online, I decided to launch…

The Photographer’s Workout

You’d think with toting camera bags chock full of bodies, lenses, field drives, lighting equipment, filters, tripods, monopods, and batteries would be enough to give anyone a workout who carries it all day.  It is a lot of stuff to…

The Droid Hath Come

That’s right folks – the time has come for an upgrade to my rinky dinky 1990’s flip phone.  I’ve gotten with the decade and upgraded to a Droid from Motorola (yes, I am on Verizon).  The upgrade was pretty smooth,…

Cameras at Ten Paces…

If you think about it, cameras often share terminology with them…we go out to “shoot”.  We aim, we fire, and our shutter release is often analogous to a trigger not only in what it does, but in the proper technique…

An interva-what?

A friend of mine asked me if I had any recommendations the other day about time lapse…specifically software for post production.  It’s a great question and brings up a subject that I am actually quite interested in, although I have…