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Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laser-like effects in your

Vanguard’s new travel tripod: VEO 2X

The only requirement for a tripod is that it must have three legs. The requirement for a new tripod is that it must do something better or something new. Vanguard’s

Three powerful event photography tips for beginners

(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this guest post from Nate Joaquin Torres. Nate is a photographer based in Orange County/Los Angeles who specializes in portrait, lifestyle and event photography. He

My Xpozer print of the Eiffel tower hangs over my sofa.

My Xpozer print arrived today!

I week ago I wrote about ordering my first Xpozer print. It arrived today and in less than half an hour, I had the 30-by-45 inch print hanging above my

Second-generation Lume Cube released

On Monday, Lume Cube released the second-generation of its namesake, the Lume Cube 2.0. The upgraded version is a follow-up to the original golf-ball sized LED light, which was first

I made a tiny planet and so can you

I have always wanted to make a tiny planet picture but never had the time to learn. Researching YouTube videos sometimes leads me into a dark spiral that just makes

THE hottest deal to get RIGHT NOW — 5DayDeal

Some things (read: Deals) don’t last forever. It’s the case for the new 5DayDeal Complete Photography edition. What is 5DayDeal? Run by the 5DayDeal.com team (Griffin, Valery, Sydney, Brooklyn and

My top five 5DayDeal education tools

If you haven’t already heard, 5DayDeal is running an amazing promotion, full of education videos, tutorials, presets and even a copy of Aurora HDR 2019 — all for just $89!

Upping my food lighting game with MagBox

The past several months have been pretty busy for me, but not with the kind of work I’m used to. While I certainly continue to photograph my share of corporate