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 …

Question Of The Day #5: Lightweight, Durable & Cheap Camera For Backpacking?

It’s been a while since I last did a “Q&A” post for this blog but moving forward I want to focus more on creating useful content rather than merely show off my work. The rest of my site is already dedicated to showing off my work so I would rather use my words for other …

Radian & Michron Timelapse

I was recently asked to test and provide my thoughts on two pieces of timelapse gear; the Radian & Michron. After taking the gear out a few times I have to say that both of them are quite useful to have in your bag if you’re interested in making timelapse footage. The biggest benefits in …

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 …

Canon 24mm TS-E f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Review

I have recently been testing out the Canon 24mm TS-E f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift lens which was loaned to me courtesy of BorrowLenses.com. I had long been curious about tilt-shift lenses since a large part of my work revolves around landscapes and urban scenes so I was excited to take this lens out for some serious …

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 …

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 …

Fuji X10 Camera Review

I’ve been looking to get a smaller camera for general use for a few years now but none suited my needs. While pocket cameras (or smart phones) are appealing in the sense that you can carry them everywhere and use them spontaneously, the image quality of those devices would never cut it for professional use. …

2010 Photography Statistics

I have to thank friend and fellow photographer, Greg Lato, for this idea of using Adobe Lightroom to compile data on personal shooting statistics by year and equipment. I tried to get the figures as accurately as I could since I had to discount the totals to account for photo retouching work I did for …