Anatomy Of A Photo: Minimalist Compositions

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 Piran, Slovenia 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... Read more

LUMIX S1R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Details And Sample Movie

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... Read more

Look For All The Angles

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... Read more

An iPad Pro 11-Inch Photography Workflow

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... Read more

Three Things I Used To Do In Adobe Lightroom But Would Never Do Today

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. I’ve found... Read more

Traveling Light With Mirrorless Cameras

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... Read more

Work Smarter, Not Harder, With Social Media

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... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo #2

Incorporating a sense of scale into your images
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... Read more

Fine-Art Photography Video Review: Contact High—A Visual History Of Hip Hop

Each image in this new music-photo exhibition includes contact sheets and a loupe to literally give visitors a hands-on experience of how images are selected for publications
There’s an inventive exhibition that’s on view for just a short time at Hasselbald’s New York Office, just above SoHo, at its Hasselblad New York Experience, which you can see here in my video from the opening of the show. In the show, “Contact High—A Visual History Of Hip Hop,” you’ll see images of Hip Hop icons like Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z,... Read more

Anatomy Of A Photo #1

While timing is a critical component to getting a photo, there's more involved when you want to marry execution with intent
Sony a7R II | Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 1/80 sec. at f/16; ISO 160 November 4, 2015 Venice, Italy While timing is a critical component to getting a photo, especially in the field, there’s more involved when you want to marry execution with intent. I wanted to get the sun setting behind the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, but it was also... Read more