Super New Supertelephoto Zoom

If you've got an extra 12-grand sitting around and you're not sure where to invest it, might I suggest the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X Lens?
By William Sawalich
If you've got an extra 12-grand sitting around and you're not sure where to invest it, might I suggest the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X Lens? That name is a mouthful, and you may be wondering about the last bit of it. The first part is…

Find The Right App To Make Prints From Your Phone

I often lament what I think is the biggest downside of the digital photography era: the disappearance of the physical print.
By William Sawalich
I often lament what I think is the biggest downside of the digital photography era: the disappearance of the physical print. So often our photos live only on our phones and our social media profiles, and they never get printed and stuck on refrigerators and desks and walls. While the…

Use Reflectors For Portraits On Cloudy Days

I'm a big believer in the power of photographic simplicity, especially when it comes to lighting technique.
By William Sawalich
I'm a big believer in the power of photographic simplicity, especially when it comes to lighting technique. Some of the best portraits I've ever made have happened outside of the studio, in nice soft open shade or overcast light. And for those, I find that pretty much all I need…

A talk With Photojournalist David Guttenfelder

The Atlantic's In Focus blog is a tremendous resource for appreciating fine photojournalism.
By William Sawalich
The Atlantic's In Focus blog is a tremendous resource for appreciating fine photojournalism. And that's exactly what you can do with this tremendous post about photographer David Guttenfelder. I was unfamiliar with his name, but had definitely seen some of his amazing work. Guttenfelder just won the 2013 Infinity Awards…

CF Card Mailer

The term "genius" gets thrown around pretty freely… which means I don't feel too bad for doing it again right now.
By William Sawalich
The term "genius" gets thrown around pretty freely… which means I don't feel too bad for doing it again right now. I'm going to call myself a genius for this brilliantly simple idea. I recently had a photographer friend shoot a job for a good client of mine while I…

Photoshop To Go From "For Sale" To "For Rent"

Say goodbye to buying Photoshop.
By William Sawalich
Say goodbye to buying Photoshop. Adobe announced last week that going forward it will no longer sell its Creative Suite of software in a "perpetual license" model. From now on, the formerly optional subscription service the company calls Creative Cloud will now be the only way the software—including Photoshop—will be…
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