Category Photography

How to set up Nikon D750

If you want complete control of your Nikon D750 you should really skim the whole manual and figure out for yourself what all the choices are. As a career engineer doing this is fun for me. If you take some time to do it I think you’ll have more creative choice when taking pictures and you’ll […]

Is the new iMac with Retina 5K Display perfect for photographers?

I’m really excited about the new iMac but decided to wait to buy it. The reason why might help some other folks out there make a decision about this new contraption. On October 15 Apple announced a new iMac that has a display with more pixels than anything ever built for consumers (1). It has 5120 pixels horizontally […]

What are your Flash Triggering Options?

Flash Triggering Options Explained So you’re convinced you need to add off camera flash (OCF) to your list of skills. Flash triggering seems like a complicated and mysterious thing but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s take a look and then give you some simple choices. There are differences Most articles of this nature discuss […]

Big Chance for Photographers from Apple’s change

Pixels for the People For the last year now Apple’s had pixels. Apple’s had more pixels for the price than anyone else by a long shot. The change now is they are getting pixels into more hands. They’re pushing pixels. pixels mean editing pixels means culling pixels mean showing I’ve written extensively about how useful a Retina […]

Art exists where you see Story

Becoming an artist is not something you are born with. It’s a way you see the world. It’s how you define art. How? As I was discussing videography with my pastor he mentioned, “Yeah, a good sermon tells a story too”. Days later I saw a haircut on a high schooler that I knew since she was eleven years […]

3 Ways that Separate Good Photographers from Great

How can you recognize your talents and your weaknesses and take the next step? 3 types of good photographers. Some good photographers are strong technical camera operators, some are good at recognizing great art, and some are good at creating any look in post. The distinction between paid or hobbyist isn’t too important here. When […]

Using luminance in a scene and controlling tone in post for creativity

This is one concept, once learned, will affect every step of your photography. It’ll change the way you plan, take, and edit you picture.There are different ways to think about and measure how bright something is. It’s part of the Zone System but it works to just think of this in terms of tones. Luminance and […]