Colby’s photo taken with the Google Pixel 3 XL – No editing. Photo Credit: Colby Brown – Used with Permission.
Every October, I make the traditional pilgrimage to my hometown of New York City to visit my family and to attend the PDN PhotoPlus Expo. In addition to catching up with industry friends and contacts, going to “PPE” also...
Shooting the same scene can get tedious, so try experimenting for a fresh perspective
Sony a7R II | Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS
1/8 sec. at f/20; ISO 100
October 26, 2016
Imagine being surrounded by hundreds of yards of neatly arranged poplar trees at the peak of the fall color season. Sounds great, right? Now, imagine yourself there after three hours. Things could get tedious at that point, right? When that happens, instead of...
Photographers are able to carry more power and capacity with far less weight than ever before
MacBook Air with a Sony a9 and rugged SSD.
Ever since mirrorless cameras arrived on the market, I’ve been obsessed with traveling light. Now the new MacBook Air, peripherals like a tiny SSD, and featherweight prime lenses have finally caught up with the mirrorless promise.
Photographers are able to carry more power and capacity with far less weight...
Finding inspiration in your own past and experiences
As I made my 40th trip around the sun last September, I’ve become more keen on the idea of introspection on all aspects of my life, especially photography. I subscribe to the idea that you should never stop learning, and while there are countless sources of inspiration, one that shouldn’t be ignored is your own past and experiences.
A useful tool to help you save time when sharing your work on various social media platforms
How many times have you begun a sentence with, “I wish I had X”? I know that I’m guilty of overusing that phrase. I wish I had that lens. I wish I could spend a year traveling and taking photos. But of everything I’ve ever wished for, the one that I’d happily give up most anything for is time. Time is possibly the most precious resource we...
Every year, Adobe announces a bunch of updates to their suite of Creative Cloud applications at their annual Adobe Max conference. At last year’s (2018) show, we saw some nice updates to both Lightroom Classic CC and its younger sibling, Lightroom CC. However, amongst all of the changes and features announced, the one that has Read more…
Every year, Adobe announces a bunch of updates to their suite of Creative Cloud applications at their annual Adobe Max conference. At last year’s (2018) show, we saw some nice updates to both Lightroom Classic CC and its younger sibling, Lightroom CC.
However, amongst all of the changes and features announced, the one that has me most excited is a...
Sony a7R II | Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS
⅓ sec. at f/8; ISO 100
February 19, 2016
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
If there’s one compositional topic that factors into photographing at the base of these gigantic redwoods, it’s scale. By placing my good friend Brian against the trunk of this redwood, I have given the viewer an aid in...
While timing is a critical component to getting a photo, there's more involved when you want to marry execution with intent
Sony a7R II | Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21
1/80 sec. at f/16; ISO 160
November 4, 2015
While timing is a critical component to getting a photo, especially in the field, there’s more involved when you want to marry execution with intent. I wanted to get the sun setting behind the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, but it was also...
If you’re looking to capture the “Blood Moon,” be sure to plan how you’ll shoot the event
This weekend, you’ll be treated to a very exciting light show in the night sky: the Super Blood Wolf Moon, which will occur around midnight this Sunday, January 20. (It’s called “super” because the moon is at its closest point to the earth and “wolf” because that’s the name any full moon is given when it occurs in January. And “blood...
On- or off-camera flashes (or speedlites/speedlights by any other name) are a great way to enhance your photography, and Godox makes some intriguing units!
Adding an on- or off-camera flash (or Speedlite for Canon users; Speedlight for Nikon) is a great way to enhance your photography game, but they can be expensive. Surprisingly expensive, actually. Fortunately, a few manufacturers have stepped up and started making excellent alternatives that are not only as powerful as original manufacturer brands and...
Use our articles and tutorials to get the best holiday photographs and video!
The holidays are here. And whether you’re dashing through the snow or strolling quietly through a silent night, it’s a great time of year to capture candids, portraits and video footage to remember those important moments. So, you’ll want to check out our reviews and picks of the best gear as well as tips and tricks to document just who’s been...
So you got a new camera for the holidays, and you’re excited to take it to the snow. Congratulations! Let’s make sure you have a great experience and get wonderful photos.
Snow photography can be wonderful, fun and rewarding. But if you’re ill-prepared, it can be frustrating, tedious and leave you with no good shots at all! In this video, I cover 12 tips to help you ensure you get the most from your winter shooting experience while keeping your camera safe and dry.
From keeping your batteries lasting long and protecting...