Check Out All The New Goodness From Peak Design

I'll just come out and say it. I absolutely love Peak Design. But it's not just the products that I love. It's the whole package. The people who work there, the culture, and the causes they so transparently and strongly advocate for makes me proud to wear and use their gear. It also makes me want to go above and [...]

By |2018-01-26T21:40:40+00:00Nov 7th, 2017|

A different approach to sharing gear lists

For the longest time, I've managed a page on this blog that serves as a laundry list of the photo gear I use. It was an easy place to point people to whenever the question about camera bodies and lenses came up. It is also a decent way to earn some incremental revenue because each of the products leverage affiliate [...]

By |2018-01-25T11:43:34+00:00Oct 12th, 2017|

These are the most useful shutter speeds to remember

Recently, photographer Tony Northrup posted a video where he pleads to stop asking him about the camera settings he used to take his photos. To summarize my understanding of it, Tony believes that, rather than concern yourself with those settings, you should focus on the experiences and what I call "soft metadata" that went into creating the photo. While I [...]

By |2017-09-25T16:45:16+00:00Sep 25th, 2017|

Managing Your Image Archive

A few months back, I was asked by the editors of Digital Photo Pro magazine to write about my onsite and offsite image archive strategies. I've always prided myself on the borderline neurotic detail I pay to how my image archive (and video archive) gets backed up onsite at my home office as well as offsite, just in case something [...]

By |2017-08-21T20:24:24+00:00Aug 21st, 2017|

How I Fell In Love With 35mm

If you've paid attention to the work I've shared over the years, it should come as no surprise that the 35mm focal length is foreign to me. I typically veer towards the ultra wide angle side of focal lengths: usually between 14mm and 18mm. It's not so much that I enjoy cramming in tons of stuff into my frame but [...]

By |2017-08-20T12:57:31+00:00Aug 20th, 2017|

5 Tips For Photographing The 2017 Solar Eclipse

I know, I know. The image above doesn't depict an eclipse and that's mostly because I've never photographed one yet. But, I have photographed the sun many times and I like palm trees, so there's that. :) All jokes aside, on August 21st, 2017, a rare celestial event—the total solar eclipse—will occur over a swath of the United States. The last [...]

By |2017-08-09T10:41:20+00:00Aug 8th, 2017|