Shooting with a super-telephoto lens in challenging conditions
Sony a7R III | Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
1/100 sec. at f/11; ISO 100
February 07, 2019
Dolomites Region, Italy
Photographing the Dolomites region in the winter is both immensely challenging and rewarding. The natural inclination, especially during the spring and summer, is to use a wide-angle lens. However, in the winter, you’re generally...
Some of Lightroom’s most powerful, and hidden, tools available on the desktop are also available on iOS
If you’ve watched some of my recent videos or listened to me on the No Name Photo Show, you know my opinion on mobile photography. To sum it up, I’m a very big fan of it and believe that mobile photo workflows will keep getting better. In fact, all of the photos I’ve recently shared on Instagram were taken with my Sony Mirrorless cameras but edited...
I often find myself gravitating towards such minimalist compositions when looking for balance
Sony a7 III | Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
30 sec. at f/9.0; ISO 100
February 13, 2019
What initially drew me to this scene was the sweeping line created by the stone platform in the foreground and how it draws the eye through the frame. However, it was the combination of the lone fisherman and the amount of negative space created by the...
I got my hands on a LUMIX S1R pre-production camera for a limited time, but long enough to show you every button and menu option — and shoot a very short film with it
There’s a ton of excitement around the soon to be released LUMIX S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras from Panasonic. As a LUMIX Ambassador, I was able to get my hands on an S1R and 50mm f/1.4 lens long enough to show you every button and menu option the camera has to offer!
I’ve also shot a short film and even did a LUMIX G vs. LUMIX...
Always look for all the angles as you define your composition
A while ago, I created an Album in Adobe Lightroom CC called “Ready to Share.” The purpose of this album is pretty obvious, right? Any time I finish editing a photo and feel that it’s ready for social media, I add it to this album. It’s what I did when I used to use Lightroom Classic and I follow the same process with Lightroom CC. This collection...
If you're willing to compromise, the new iPad Pro 11-inch is compelling for photographers who put a premium on traveling light
Earlier this month, I wrote about how photographers are able to carry more power and capacity with far less weight than ever before. That article was about how traveling with the new MacBook Air and mirrorless cameras isn’t a compromise. If you’re willing to compromise (a bit), the new iPad Pro 11 is compelling for photographers like me...
Finding inspiration in your own past and experiences
As I made my 40th trip around the sun last September, I’ve become more keen on the idea of introspection on all aspects of my life, especially photography. I subscribe to the idea that you should never stop learning, and while there are countless sources of inspiration, one that shouldn’t be ignored is your own past and experiences.
Photographers are able to carry more power and capacity with far less weight than ever before
MacBook Air with a Sony a9 and rugged SSD.
Ever since mirrorless cameras arrived on the market, I’ve been obsessed with traveling light. Now the new MacBook Air, peripherals like a tiny SSD, and featherweight prime lenses have finally caught up with the mirrorless promise.
Photographers are able to carry more power and capacity with far less weight...
A useful tool to help you save time when sharing your work on various social media platforms
How many times have you begun a sentence with, “I wish I had X”? I know that I’m guilty of overusing that phrase. I wish I had that lens. I wish I could spend a year traveling and taking photos. But of everything I’ve ever wished for, the one that I’d happily give up most anything for is time. Time is possibly the most precious resource we...
Sony a7R II | Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS
⅓ sec. at f/8; ISO 100
February 19, 2016
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
If there’s one compositional topic that factors into photographing at the base of these gigantic redwoods, it’s scale. By placing my good friend Brian against the trunk of this redwood, I have given the viewer an aid in...