Lumix GH4, Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, f/1.8, 1/40s, ISO 3200.

I don’t use neck straps, and I generally advise everyone against them. I think they’re a poor design and dangerous to your body–with as much shooting as I do, carrying a camera was damaging my neck. You may have read my review of the Joby wrist strap when I said it’s the only strap I’ll […]

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It isn’t very often that I switch camera systems.  Especially after I’ve spent more than $10,000 of my precious life-sustaining money on crap and gear combined with more time than a grad student would study just to learn how to use it all. My photography career changed ever since, um… I wanted it to change. Part […]

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What type of photographer are you? Do you wait and let a scene unfold before your eyes or do you get involved and make the shot happen? Understanding how you created the shot will improve your skills.

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This week’s podcast interviews photographer Chris Smith.   Chris is a Chicago based photographer and an expert and understanding light. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Chris Smith Chris Smith is a Chicago photographer who splits his time between being a high school physics teacher.  Chris’s understanding […]

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There are very few things you can buy that will make your photography better. The truth is, you just have to practice more. The good news is, I can practice more–I’ve got a lifetime to do so, and so do you. But if I can buy a tool that will help me have fun while practicing, then that might […]

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The simplest thing you can do to make your photography better is to work with other photographers, and working with Mason Johnson has certainly opened my eyes to ideas that continue to tickle my brain and stir my creativity. Mason is a filmmaker and producer and head of Klepticenter Productions based in Utah. I’ve worked with Mason […]

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Did you know that the power in your home, office, and high school gym turns on and off dozens of times every second? This causes some problems when you want to use available lighting to make pictures, especially in that high school gym. Let me show you three instances where there’s a problem with flicker, […]

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