An iPad Pro 11-Inch Photography Workflow

If you're willing to compromise, the new iPad Pro 11-inch is compelling for photographers who put a premium on traveling light
Earlier this month, I wrote about how photographers are able to carry more power and capacity with far less weight than ever before. That article was about how traveling with the new MacBook Air and mirrorless cameras isn’t a compromise. If you’re willing to compromise (a bit), the new iPad Pro 11 is compelling for photographers like me... Read more

Google Wants Your Phone’s Camera To See At Night

The future is bright with Google's Night Sight
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... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Experimentation

Shooting the same scene can get tedious, so try experimenting for a fresh perspective
Anatomy of a photo: Experimentation
Sony a7R II | Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS 1/8 sec. at f/20; ISO 100 October 26, 2016 Oregon 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... Read more

Traveling Light With Mirrorless Cameras

Photographers are able to carry more power and capacity with far less weight than ever before
Traveling Light With Mirrorless Cameras
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... Read more

Three Things I Used To Do In Adobe Lightroom But Would Never Do Today

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. I’ve found... Read more

Work Smarter, Not Harder, With Social Media

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... Read more

Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile And Depth Masks

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…

This is a Portrait-mode photo I took using my Apple iPhone Xs Max
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... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Scale

Incorporating a sense of scale into your images
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... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Preparation

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 Venice, Italy 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... Read more

Photographing The Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse This Weekend

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... Read more

Are Godox Flashes The Best Bang For Your Buck?

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... Read more

Gear And Helpful Tips For Great Holiday Photos

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... Read more
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