Photo Tips

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Lightening up your photo kit: Lenses I no longer travel with…

The Sigma 300-800 is an excellent and unique telephoto zoom, but it is huge & heavy -- no fun to travel withI’m often asked what lenses I recommend for various photo subjects – typically right before a reader or client is about to head off on a trip. What often goes without saying is what lenses I don’t travel with. In many cases, these were my “go-to” lenses for many years, but a combination of industry trends has helped me lighten up my traveling kit substantially. The changes aren’t for everyone, but they are worth considering for anyone who has begun to dread traveling with all their gear. Before I plunge in, please remember that I’m not saying these lenses aren’t still some of my favorites, or that you shouldn’t rely on them anywhere and everywhere, just that it is always worth thinking about what you are traveling with and why…


Eye-Fi Pro: Perfect accessory for your new camera

Eye-Fi 8GB X2 Pro SDHC CardAs exciting as it is to unwrap—or watch a friend or family member unwrap—a new camera on Christmas morning, there is a way to make it even more fun to share the holiday spirit. With an Eye-Fi Pro SD card you can automatically and wirelessly show the images as they are taken on a smartphone or tablet. At our house we leave my tablet propped up on a stand showing the most recent holiday cheer! Read more »

Shooting an Indoor Event? Some Tips on How to Do It Right

I've posted an article on my blog over at B&H with some key tips on shooting indoor events. Enjoy and let us know your favorite tips as well.--David

Photo Tip: An Ode To Feet

Okay, so you've remembered to plan out your background, the light is right and your hoped for bird has just landed right in front of you. You wait until the right instant as it glanced at you and the light shines into its eye. Click and you're done. Right? Well not quite. There's something not quite right when you look at the image. You forgot the feet. Sure, it's happened to all of us countless times. And sometimes you can't work around it. But we'll share a few tips that will help...