Favorite Photo Editing Tools

Palette Gear and Wacom offer more refined and customizable controls than mice and trackpads
When it comes to post-processing workflows, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “What do you use to edit your photos?” Unsurprisingly, photo editing preferences can be quite personal and vary from photographer to photographer. The ideal setup for me may very well be cumbersome for you. Still, I love learning about the tools people use... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Changing Landscapes

Returning to the same photography spots yield changes in shapes and patterns over time
Anatomy Of A Photo
Sony a7R III | Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G 4 sec. at f/13; ISO 100 January 24th, 2019 Oregon, USA I’ve always been fascinated with finding patterns and shapes within the disorder of nature. Trees fall, rockslides occur and it all results in an ever-changing landscape to photograph. I’m especially fond of finding patterns of tree trunks that have fallen... Read more

Advanced Flicker In Video Education

You’ve seen flicker from overhead lights when shooting video before… but do you know the science behind why it happens, and the math on how to avoid it?
If you shoot a lot of video, especially if you travel, you’ve probably seen it before. That weird flickering that you see on screen but not with the naked eye! You may even know how to fix it (choose the right shutter speed or shutter angle), but do you know the science behind why it happens and the math behind avoiding it? It’s a complex... Read more
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Use Natural Angles

Once you capture your "Gimme Shot," begin hunting for different ways to frame up your subject
Here’s the thing about us photographers: we’re very excitable. We spend a bunch of time thinking about what gear to pack for a shoot, then we spend time getting to the location, and then we go nuts taking photos. We fall into our zone of finding a shot, then the next shot and so on. Sometimes, though, we get stuck photographing this one “thing”... Read more

The AIPAD Photography Show: Photography Legends Jay Maisel And Stephen Wilkes

Fine-art photography shows aren’t just venues to see great photographs, but often you’ll also find the artists who create them
While roaming this year’s AIPAD Fine-Art Photography Show in New York, which runs through the end of today, I came across one of the great photographers working today, Stephen Wilkes, who is an artist that has captured many iconic images in his fine-art, editorial and commercial work. Stephen Wilkes discussing a recent Day-to-Night image that the... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Shooting The Aurora Borealis

How to make the most out of photographing this celestial event
Photographing the Aurora Borealis
Sony a7R III | Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G 15 sec. at f/4; ISO 1000 February 28, 2019 Leknes, Norway Photographing the aurora borealis is one of the most spectacular experiences that a landscape photographer can have. When the solar activity is strong and you have a clear, dark night sky, it requires little effort to see the dancing light. To make the most... Read more

Geotagging With Your Phone

Remember exactly where you took a photo with your smartphone by applying geographic coordinates
Geotagging, or the act of applying detailed geographic coordinates to my photos, is exceptionally important to me. I do a lot of traveling and am often photographing in remote areas. So, being able to remember exactly where I took a particular photo using my smartphone has saved my bacon a number of times. Additionally, it just makes things so much... Read more

Favorite Tricks Of Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile

Some of Lightroom’s most powerful, and hidden, tools available on the desktop are also available on iOS
If you’ve watched some of my recent videos or listened to me on the No Name Photo Show, you know my opinion on mobile photography. To sum it up, I’m a very big fan of it and believe that mobile photo workflows will keep getting better. In fact, all of the photos I’ve recently shared on Instagram were taken with my Sony Mirrorless cameras but edited... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Winter In The Dolomites

Shooting with a super-telephoto lens in challenging conditions
Sony a7R III | Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS 1/100 sec. at f/11; ISO 100 February 07, 2019 Dolomites Region, Italy Photographing the Dolomites region in the winter is both immensely challenging and rewarding. The natural inclination, especially during the spring and summer, is to use a wide-angle lens. However, in the winter, you’re generally... Read more

Terrible Weather? Grab Your Phone!

Shooting with your phone's camera doesn’t absolve you from trying to find a great shot
The gale-force winds that swept through the area were some of the strongest I’ve ever experienced. I saw full-grown people being blown around like twigs. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to return to Norway’s Lofoten Islands in late February. If my previous experiences were any sort of baseline, I knew to expect extreme cold, lots of snow... Read more

LUMIX S1R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Details And Sample Movie!

I got my hands on a LUMIX S1R pre-production camera for a limited time, but long enough to show you every button and menu option — and shoot a very short film with it
There’s a ton of excitement around the soon to be released LUMIX S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras from Panasonic. As a LUMIX Ambassador, I was able to get my hands on an S1R and 50mm f/1.4 lens long enough to show you every button and menu option the camera has to offer!   I’ve also shot a short film and even did a LUMIX G vs. LUMIX... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo: Minimalist Compositions

I often find myself gravitating towards such minimalist compositions when looking for balance
Sony a7 III | Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 30 sec. at f/9.0; ISO 100 February 13, 2019 Piran, Slovenia What initially drew me to this scene was the sweeping line created by the stone platform in the foreground and how it draws the eye through the frame. However, it was the combination of the lone fisherman and the amount of negative space created by the... Read more
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