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

Are Godox Flashes The Best Bang For Your Buck?

On- or off-camera flashes (or speedlites/speedlights by any other name) are a great way to enhance your photography, and Godox makes some intriguing units!
Adding an on- or off-camera flash (or Speedlite for Canon users; Speedlight for Nikon) is a great way to enhance your photography game, but they can be expensive. Surprisingly expensive, actually. Fortunately, a few manufacturers have stepped up and started making excellent alternatives that are not only as powerful as original manufacturer brands and... Read more

Shooting Video While Roaming The World

When traveling, there are plenty of challenges to face, especially when shooting video. Moving between 60Hz and 50Hz regions, flickering lights can wreak havoc on your shots.
I recently traveled from home (the United States) where we have a 60Hz power system, to India, where they have a 50Hz power system. Artificial lighting in any shot will flicker annoyingly unless you set the shutter speed or shutter angle appropriately. It’s an easy thing to miss when it’s a small light in the corner of a scene, but once... Read more

Photographing President George H.W. Bush And Other Portrait Stories

How difficult is it to capture a portrait of a U.S. president? We spoke to veteran portrait photographer and celebrity shooter Chris Buck to find out.
Portrait of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, shot for Esquire magazine.
Portrait of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, shot for Esquire magazine. When former U.S. President George H.W. Bush died last week on November 30, 2018, it wasn’t long before all the channels on social media were crammed with images of him, in the Oval Office, during the first Gulf War, as President Reagan’s vice president and with his family,... Read more

Capture One 12 Launches With Powerful New Features

Capture One 12 was redesigned and reimagined for the needs of today’s creatives and expanded for tomorrow’s solutions
In the three years since a Danish upstart arrived as an urgent replacement for Aperture when Apple killed their pro photo app, Capture One has come into its own, maturing from software once primarily used in studios to a daily app for a wider range of photographers that manage high volumes, work primarily in RAW and expect precise image editing. Shipping... Read more

Leica D-Lux 7: Compact And Powerful

For Leica, this is where compact size meets high performance at an entry-level price
Leica has updated their D-Lux camera with a versatile lens, a high-resolution image sensor and touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, USB-C charging and more. Quite a bit more. Where I’ve shared stories about Leica doing their own thing without regard to the Japanese camera brands, with this model they’re outright competing. The... Read more

Save Money On Canon 5D Mark IV DSLRs And DSLR Kits With Great Black Friday Deals At B&H

The holidays are right around the corner, and B&H is offering great deals on Canon full-frame DSLRs and kits this week for Black Friday
Historically, gaming systems, audio decives and HDTVs have dominated sales in Black Friday weekend circulars and website listings. However, this year you’ll find more than your average number of great digital-camera deals. Since it’s been a banner year for new digital camera introductions, particularly at the pro and enthusiast levels. For instance,... Read more

Save Money On Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras With Great Black Friday Deals At B&H

The holidays are right around the corner, and B&H is offering great deals on select Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras this week for Black Friday
Historically, HDTVs, gaming systems and audio devices have dominated sales in Black Friday weekend circulars and website listings. However, this year you’ll find more than your average number of great digital-camera deals since it’s been a banner year for new digital camera introductions, particularly at the pro and enthusiast levels. That’s great... Read more

Save Money On Canon Lenses With Great Black Friday Deals At B&H

The holidays are right around the corner, and B&H is offering great deals on select Canon lenses this week for Black Friday
This year you’ll find more than your average number of great digital-camera deals since it’s been a banner year for new digital camera introductions, particularly at the pro and enthusiast levels. For instance, Canon made big news this past summer by joining Sony in offering full-frame digital camera systems and compatible lenses. However, Canon... Read more

Save Money On Canon 6D Mark II DSLRs And DSLR Kits With Great Black Friday Deals At B&H

The holidays are right around the corner, and B&H is offering great deals on Canon full-frame DSLRs and kits this week for Black Friday
Historically, HDTVs, gaming systems and audio devices have dominated sales in Black Friday weekend circulars and website listings. However, this year you’ll find more than your average number of great digital-camera deals since it’s been a banner year for new digital camera introductions, particularly at the pro and enthusiast levels. That’s great... Read more

Suggested Reading: Make Better Pictures

For the aspiring photographer, Make Better Pictures by Henry Horenstein offers more than 100 tips
When I wrote a book, back in the days of blogging, the publisher told me it was meant to be read on an airplane and flipped through. That’s harder than it sounds, and with that background, I appreciate Henry Horenstein’s Make Better Pictures. The paperback is already in my bag for the next flight. It’s a flip-through style book with... Read more

Leica Announces Q-P

The Q-P is a refined design and kit of Leica's compact full-frame, fixed-lens Q
In a mirrorless market bristling with updates from Canon, Nikon and Sony, Leica just continues to do its own thing. And, for that, they deserve credit. Of course, that thing they do comes with a hefty price tag, but Leica doesn’t even have to call their cameras mirrorless to drive media attention or their customers to purchase. For the record,... Read more
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