Skip to content
Birds and bridge cameras
Five reasons Op/Tech Rainsleeve should be in your camera bag
Four ways to photograph white backgrounds
Get started with a cloud backup plan for photographers
Get a high angle to tell your photo story
Getting comfortable with street photography
One thing everyone is overlooking on the GFX 100S … and the “hipsters” might not like it
Photography 101: Why focal length matters
My favorite impulse buy — bungie ties
A first look at Sony’s much-anticipated 50mm f/1.2
How using an f/2.8 lens can help you achieve ideal control over depth of field
Creating a DIY lightbox

More posts

DGRI-SocialZones-Aug25-037

Getting comfortable with street photography

Over the past year, I’ve been forced to get a bit outside my comfort zone when it comes to photography. So how did I face my fears and quickly adapt to street photography during the Covid-19 pandemic? Some background I’m

Read More
IMG_0118 Bungie Cable Ties Featured

My favorite impulse buy — bungie ties

Not long ago, I got a paper backdrop from San Jose Camera & Video. I was kind of proud of myself because usually these trips involve lots of wandering around and watching the Gear Acquisition Syndrome ramp up. This time

Read More
Light Box Fruit

Creating a DIY lightbox

Why try this fun afternoon project, you just need a sheet of white acrylic (mine is 900mm x 600mm) but it does not need to be that big. In some parts of the world, it is referred to as Plexiglass

Read More
OOCSummer17-134

Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

Read More
Fisheye-feature-Kevin

Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

Read More
free-photoshoots-michele-featured

Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

Read More
Julie Powell - Rose Red (1 of 1)

Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

Read More
IMG_0178

Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

Read More

Want more updates?

Get the latest education, inspiration, reviews and news delivered each week to your inbox.