Choosing the right lens

One of the most common questions I get is: “how do I choose the right lens for what I am shooting?” It seems like there are a million choices they are all in millimeters and they have f numbers attached to them. What the heck is the difference between a prime and variable aperture zoom/telephoto lens? Do I need a […]

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

‘ ’ . … ‘ Leonard Nimoy. Remembering Leonard Nimoy who died nine years ago today, on the 27th of February 2015, at the age of 83. Was an accomplished actor Nimoy was a passionate, well published photographer, who first picked up a camera at the age of thirteen. Over the years, Nimoy had numerous exhibitions and publications to his […]

TFP what is it – the ultimate guide

TFP stands for Time for Prints (sometimes also referred to as Trade for Prints or Time for portfolio). In the world of photography, TFP represents a collaborative arrangement between a photographer and a model. Here’s what it entails: Definition TFP involves a mutual exchange where the photographer agrees to provide the model with a specified number of selected photographs from […]

Watermarking your photos

A question I often get is how to protect your work as a photographer. Just like with everything, there are a million opinions, and most are uninformed or just flat out wrong. Perhaps the most common misconception about protecting your work is that if you say something is copyrighted, then you are safe if someone steals your work. Likewise, many […]

Practice safe portraiture

Practice safe portraiture Hearing about the death of someone while taking photos is always heartbreaking for me. Recently, A Singaporean tourist, Nur Aisyah Binte MD Akbar (39), tragically died after falling off a cliff while taking a photo with her husband. The tragedy occurred at Minnewaska State Park near Rochester, New York, on December 22, 2023. The couple had been […]

Beginning the new journey

New gear, not a camera? Today we begin a new chapter in the story of Landscapes of the Body. We started the project ten years ago, and always had dreams of creating a body of photographic work that not only illustrated the way I see the world, but also served as a vehicle for inclusivity, and celebration of diversity in […]

Some big news!

Landscapes of the Body See more of the Project at the link above.  New work, new partnetships I’m extremely happy to announce that our Landscapes of the Body project will be expanding over the coming year. We are partnering with The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Art (@Warholfdn) and Redline Contemporary Art Center of Denver (RedLineDenver) to expand the work […]

Choosing the right SD or CF card for your camera

When it comes to choosing the right memory card for your camera, there is no shortage of choices. SD, CF, CF Express, MicroSD, SDXC the choices seem endless and there is a lot of conflicting information about the best type and brand to choose. Even worse, in online reviews, it often feels like the reviewers have spent little or no […]

Ten years with my ND filter, do you need one?

When we start in photography, just like any other art form, it’s fun to explore and experiment with different modifiers, lights, and gear to help us try and sort out our artistic style. I started shooting seriously in 2000 but waited until 2013 to buy my first ND filter. Now that we are ten years in, what brand of ND […]

Lightpainting, a fun and easy portrait technique

Are you looking for a simple, fun, and creative way to spice up your portraiture? I created this image in a single frame (no photoshop other than to adjust the shadows) with a single strobe and some stuff I found lying around the house. The technique is called light painting, and depending on the light source you use and it’s […]

Preparing for your first photo exhibition

After spending some time in the photography journey, many shooters find themselves with a number of good to great quality images in their portfolio. Around this time, the aspiring photographer will seek out opportunities to exhibit and sell their work. How long should one wait before showing their work or approaching galleries for inclusion into group exhibitions? How much should […]

Should I buy/use a C stand in my photography?

A C Stand is a heavy metal stand which holds its roots in early film production. The stands were used to hold lights, modifiers, silks, backgrounds and much more on film sets. Their stability and versatility make them a staple for any studio work. One of the most common questions I get is what is a C Stand, and do […]

Camera with a screen reader

There are a lot of visually impaired people who use still cameras as an important tool to capture a scene (like birthday party, or other special event) and see it later on a larger computer monitor. The inherent problem with this solution is that until recently, there were no DSLR cameras available with accessible menus. In late 2021, Sony launched […]

Are AI photo editors harming the photography industry?

AI (Artificial Intelligence) photo editing has been around for a few years now. How have programs which implement Machine Learning and AI to simplify complex editing tasks changed the photography industry? What are the positives and negatives for utilizing these programs in your editing workflow, and what is on the horizon? The driving forces If you are a professional landscape […]

Product Photography Basics

Many photographers see shooting products as fiddley and boring, they would rather be outdoors capturing a new landscape or a sporting event. I get it, hanging out in the studio moving lights a quarter of an inch at a time to get the perfect illumination on your subject is not everyone’s cup of tea. If you are looking at getting […]

Grand Teton Reverses Controversial Plan to Require Portrait Photo Permits

Over a decade ago, the Federal Government outlined exactly the circumstances when a photographer would need to obtain a permit to shoot in a National Park. From the legislation: The Parks “shall not require a permit or assess a fee for still photography in a System unit if the photography takes place where members of the public are generally allowed,” […]

Luminar Neo Review

I have been using Luminar in my workflow for a few years now. I always found the program to have specific uses in my photography workflow, in earlier versions I liked the color adjustments a bit better than Lightroom, and in later versions I liked the Accent AI for the vibrance it added to an image when used in subtle […]