Induro CT-214 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review

I had long been looking to upgrade to a carbon fiber tripod, and was eyeing the Gitzo Mountaineer series for quite some time. Given that some of the reviews from fellow nature photographers were less than stellar and echoed my previous experiences, I started looking at other options when I read that Bret Edge gave a …

iPhoneography

As mentioned in the previous blog post, I received an iPhone 5 for Christmas so I have been spending some time experimenting with mobile phone photography, or “iPhoneography” for those who are too hip to call it photography. The image quality from the iPhone 5 kind of took me by surprise so I didn’t expect …

Gifts for Photographers – 2012

Well it’s nearly holiday shopping season again so I’ve compiled a list of interesting gifts for photographers. These gift ideas are based on my own personal opinions or what I’ve heard and seen from other photographers. GoPro Camera HD Hero2: Outdoor Edition – these little video cameras are perfect for the outdoor recreation-loving photographer. Nik …

Book Review: Digital Outdoor Photography: 101 Top Tips

Sterling Publishing recently sent me a copy of Heather Angel’s latest book, Digital Outdoor Photography: 101 Top Tips. Heather Angel is British nature photographer that has been been authoring nature photography books for many years. I had read some of her books when I was first starting off my photography career so I was somewhat …

The True Cost of Upgrading Cameras

The hot photography topic over the past few days has been Canon’s announcement of the upcoming 5D Mark III. I’ve seen a number of posts already being written about it on various social media platforms and blogs. Naturally I took a look at the specs out of curiosity but there is nothing being announced that strikes …

Tripod Harassment at Griffith Park

As I’m photographing the sunset outside of the Griffith Observatory, this guy comes up to tell me that photography is allowed but I cannot use my tripod to take pictures because I needed a permit to use it and that the park ranger will give me a ticket if he sees me. I responded with, …

The Value of Printed Photos

The other day my grandmother gave me an envelope of old family photos from my grandaunt. The photos ranged from 25 to 60 years old so it got me to thinking about the value of printed photos. I’m sure most of you have old family and vacation photos that have been passed down or shared …

Hawaii Guidebook Review: Hawaii The Big Island Revealed

While having a recent discussion about Hawaii with several photographers on Twitter, I was told to check out “The Blue Books” aka. the Hawaii Revealed guidebooks. Shortly thereafter, the publisher sent us a tweet thanking us for the acknowledgement. Since I have an interest in visiting the Hawaii volcanoes they sent me a review copy …