Developing Your Photography Brand – Part One (of Six)

I originally wrote this series of articles on another site ten years ago and wanted to update this for my own site. In addition to being a photographer, I have served in various marketing roles at advertising agencies, media and adventure travel companies since graduating from college. Since most photographers do not have a background …

The Ebbs And Flows Of Creativity

During my formative years of photography I thought that I needed to be out creating new work all the time. I ate, slept and breathed photography. There was no consideration for whether I felt inspired or not. Create first, ask questions later. I initially couldn’t figure out why I would go through photoshoots over a …

Should You Only Show Your Best Work?

When it comes to deciding which photos to show on websites and on social media I often see two different philosophies employed by photographers. One type of photographer decides to only show a limited selection of what they deem to be their best work. These photographers typically have a low output but of consistent quality; …

The Value of Photography Prints

With the popularity of sites like Facebook, Instagram and 500px these days it’s safe to say that photography is primarily viewed on a computer screen or phone these days. All are great ways to discover photography that we might not have seen otherwise. There are big drawbacks to this medium however. I will list some …

Becoming a Jaded Photographer

Somewhere along the way I became a jaded photographer. Whether it was a few too many Golden Gate Bridge and heavily-processed HDR photos popping up on my social media feed several years ago when digital photography started becoming a mainstream hobby or from befriending too many like-minded photographers who share a similar mindset, I lost …

Personal Finance & Photography

Anyone that has shopped for a camera or browsed a B&H catalog knows that photography equipment can be rather expensive. So you might be wondering how do all these photographers afford such nice equipment and seemingly travel to exotic destinations all the time? The truth is that photography is a lot like golf. It tends …

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 …