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Just as a musician practices scales to build dexterity, and to open the mind to possibility, the photographer needs practice to make better images. This brings the questions of what and how to practice, and where to find the ideas, the guidance and the coaching to do so.
Building on their position as a leader in digital imaging for both photography and video, the long-rumoured Canon full frame mirrorless camera has been announced. The Canon EOS R is the first in a series of brand-new full frame mirrorless bodies to come from Canon. It is joined on release by four brand new lenses using Canon’s new RF mount.Read More
Is it possible that I have finally found the “one” bag to solve the majority of my photographic transport issues? While no one bag solves every problem, it would be very cool to find one that solves most. And I think that I have…Read More
Hey folks. If you were not already clear that I love the stuff from Think Tank Photo, well, now you are. I have bought many bags from the company over the years and have never been disappointed in the usability, build quality or practicality of their products. I have seen many other offerings and none achieve the breadth and scope of what comes out of the company. Read the article for some great news!Read More
Jaimie over at ShootDotEdit noticed a post I had made about some really disparaging statements made over at Brides magazine and asked if I would be willing to share a link to their site where they have made a document on Marketing Tips for Wedding Photographers available.Read More
Choosing a new camera should not be difficult. The reality is that whether you buy a current Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, or Panasonic/Lumix, the camera is going to be capable of delivering excellent images if you do your part. I regularly laugh when I see folks get into brand wars. All the makers produce solid products, the key to a great purchase is aligning the camera to your personal use cases.Read More
Bird photography is challenging. I don't care what kind of bird you are talking about. A successful photographer has to build a workflow to make great images, and this involves time, practice, perhaps some study of the biology of the creature and proper light.Read More
I want to be crystal clear about something up front. I have assisted for Peter Hurley, once, in Toronto for a workshop put on by Henry's. I have huge respect for the man and think the world of him. With that out of the way, I worked this past weekend with this product and it left me very underwhelmed.Read More
Hello everyone! This time I want to tackle a subject that regularly comes up in classes and coursework. It’s also a topic on the Internet with a variety of fascinating ideas. We often hear of lens compression and as Lee Morris recently demonstrated on Petapixel. it actually does not exist. I don’t agree with some of his terminology, but the approach is bang on.Read More
I meet lots of newer creatives, whether shooting stills or video and they are rarely concerned about the physical focal length of a lens, which is particularly irrelevant as an indicator when crop sensor cameras get involved as they always reference lenses as if they are full frame even when not. What real creatives are concerned about is the image and what goes in it and what does not. This is partially managed by angle of view.Read More