I’m extremely excited about the new systems that PhaseOne and Hasselblad announced over the last two days!!! Not so much because I hope to own one anytime soon (I’d have to sell of my kids), but because they have a CMOS censor and the changes in the market that will happen because of it. CMOS [...]
I’m a huge fan of infographics, especially if they offer up a quicker way to access information that would otherwise be cumbersome to obtain. I recently learned of a company called Visual Loop that adds one new infographic to their website every day. They created a photography infographics Pinterest board for all of the world [...]
My first “Wish List” post is a bit outdated. many things have changed since then, both within my own realm and within the photography gear market as a whole. I took more of a “money is no object” approach before, but this time around I want to build a list that is fairly obtainable. As [...]
This is by far one of the most debated topics between hobby, semi-pro, and professional photographers alike. I know some who’d rather give up shooting than switch from Canon to Nikon or visa versa. It’s silly for sure to say the least, but I’ve participated in the occasional ribbing of my Canon toting counterparts from [...]
I’ve seen this video floating around lately. It pretty much sums up what you are really asking when you offer a photographer “exposure” rather than pay…
The other day I happened to come across one of the more interesting art nude projects that I’ve seen in a while. Erica Simone is a New York based photographer who took a series of nude self-portraits in various public locations around NYC. The shooting style is like that of someone who happened upon her [...]
I’d seriously fallen behind in reading my photography related RSS feeds. While catching up with them over the weekend I came across two outstanding videos on FStoppers.com. One was a super creative beauty shoot by Philippe Kerlo and the other was an over the top wakeboard studio shoot by Patrick Hall. If you’re a photographer [...]
For the past few years I’ve debated on whether digital medium format cameras are really worth the money, considering the most expensive SLR to date with all the trimmings is about $8000 (Nikon D3X) while a stripped down lower to middle of the line digital medium format starts at $10,000 and goes astronomically higher from [...]
Here are some fantastic HDR shots from Japan. I haven’t gotten into HDR quite yet, but looking at these get the motivational juices flowing. These were shot by a variety of photographers. Enjoy! [http://www.geekiz.com/80-photographies-de-tokyo-en-hdr]
I’ve been horrible at blogging…period! Not just here but on my personal and business blogs as well! It’s not so much that I don’t like to write, or even that I don’t have anything to say at vthe moment. I’ve just been plain lazy about it! Today that ends (or so I tell myself yet [...]
Many people that I’ve met who are taking up photography have a hard time understanding the ugly “A” (aperture), and how to use it. Hopefully my explanation will shed some light… Whenever you half or double the amount of light in a photo it is referred to as a “stop”. There are three ways to [...]
A very common question that I’m asked by other photographers is if I shoot in RAW or JPEG. To be honest, I’m still not sure why people continue to compare the two, as they are apples and oranges serving two completely different purposes…
ANTM is only holding auditions for Cycle 14 of the show in six cities. Luckily for you Chicago models our city is one of them! They will be held this Saturday, August 29th 2009 between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (2233 South Martin L. King Drive).
There is a TON of misinformation out there about model releases. Many photographers and models alike are clueless as to why model releases are required, let alone the details involved. I’ve been asked about them time and time again, so I figured a great topic for one of my first blog posts would be to [...]
So this is the first post on my photography website. The current look is extra plain, but I’ll be up most of the night changing that. The purpose of the site is to both display my photography and blog about photography equipment, techniques, and happenings. Comments and critiques are always welcome, so feel free!