The makers of Halide release an iPhone app for long exposures generated by AI
“There’s a ghost,” the waitress told me. That’s fitting because I was taking ghostly-like long exposures at a favorite Seattle haunt, the Alibi Room. The dive is under Pike Place Market, a crooked stairway down from where the guys throw fish and with an entrance across from the gum wall. I didn’t meet Frank, the actual...
The next time you plan on upgrading your camera, consider keeping your older one and converting it to infrared
Sony a7 (IR Conversion) | Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS
1/50 sec. at f/4; ISO 100
October 22, 2016
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
If you’re like me, you often sell your existing camera to help fund a new upgrade. However, the next time you plan on upgrading, think about keeping your older camera if you can and consider converting it to infrared. Rather...
One of the most helpful and impactful investments I’ve ever made to help myself grow as a photographer was to have my portfolio critiqued professionally
One of the most helpful and impactful investments I’ve ever made to help myself grow as a photographer was to have my portfolio critiqued professionally. In fact, I’ve done so multiple times and it was through these critiques that I got the sort of candid feedback that truly helped me break through to new heights as a photographer. A productive...
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...
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...