We all have been in that situation at the camera store where the salesman asked us if we want to add a protective filter to protect the front element of the expensive lens that we have just bought. And the argument of the salesperson sounds plausible at first. The front element is exposed the most to the elements and most at risk to be damaged. But here are a few points from my experience that should have you think twice about buying and adding one to your lens: Do you really want to put an inferior piece of glass in front of you top grade … [Read more...] about Why Christmas is the perfect time to take that protective filter off!
I wrote a Tutorial for this over a year ago and I've been humbled by the response. It's time to update the article with the new and improved tools Adobe Photoshop CC has to offer. You can find the older version of the tutorial here. 1. Practice Grab a few sharpie of different sizes and practice your signature over and over with different sizes and widths. I found that the thinner sharpies were better in regards to more detail in the ink. Remember, it's not a bad idea to use a "stylized" signature and not the exact same one you use to sign … [Read more...] about Creating a Signature Watermark with Adobe Photoshop CC
Filters of all sorts, flashes, cards, readers, light-meters, remote triggers, straps, battery chargers, batteries, business cards, business card holders, lens bags, cases, cords, levels, tripods, lens cloths, blah, blah, blah. Do you need it all and does it have to be the best of the best? YES, GO BUY IT ALL RIGHT NOW (but only if you've got a limitless income!) Well, most of us can't go out and buy a car full of photography equipment, so I'd recommend that you start off slow and figure out what you need and want to use first. I always felt … [Read more...] about Building Your Bag: Accessories | Part 1
Protect your camera lenses with lens wraps. In this tutorial I show you how to avoid dust and impact damage as well as abrasions. This is from the lynda.com series Video Gear Weekly. … [Read more...] about Using Lens Wraps to Protect Your Gear
Let's say you just got a shiny new package from your local camera store or Amazon or B&H. In it is a brand new camera body or lens or [insert gear type here]. You've probably spent some hard earned money on it, right? So, it would stand to reason that you'd want to do everything in your power to keep it safe, protected and in optimal condition, right With that, let's take a look at how properly protecting your gear can ensure many years of productive and creative usage.Protection from general use Ok, this is an easy one but one of the … [Read more...] about The Basics of Protecting Your Gear
Don't get caught off-guard by rain on your next shoot. I show you two of my favorite bags (including pouches) that can work with your existing camera gear. Learn how to protect from snow, rain, dust, and splashes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmkIVIti4E This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and offers reviews and tips on the latest video gear, from cameras like the Blackmagic 4K and GoPros … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Camera Gear Dry and Dust Free