Browsing all posts in accessories.

My Dream Photo Studio

When it comes to photography equipment, I’ve had a nasty case of “Want Disease” for just about my entire life. Waaaaaay back in the day, before digital photography, I wanted my own darkroom. An enlarger, developing trays, chemical sinks, black bags, the whole nine yards. I envisioned myself cast in the red glow of the […]

Tips for Buying Used Photographic Equipment

Following up on our previous post on buying refurbished and particularly used equipment, here are some tips for you to make the right choice when buying used photographic gear. Michael Zhang over at PetaPixel has written two great posts which cover all major aspects that one needs to be aware of when purchasing second hand. […]

Fun with Blocks

For the holiday weekend Lexi and I went to upstate NY for some time with my family.  My Mom has these fantastic wooden blocks that I adore and so I had a little shoot with Lexi and the blocks.  I’ve been thinking more and more about putting myself out there to photograph children and I […]

White Balance 101 continued…

We started this conversation on White Balance and now it’s time to pick it back up.  Here’s where we left off – I shared this photo that has a series of photos at difference White Balances: Now a couple of you very observant readers pointed out that my custom white balance was a little on […]

Lens Hood

The day that my Nikon D40x was delivered by Fedex I opened up the box, took out the lens, attached it to the body of the camera and then I had this extra piece.  I didn’t know what the extra piece was and I had a new camera so I didn’t really care.  A year […]

Flash Diffusers

Flash is a tricky thing – in low natural light situations you need it and yet it often changes the exposure of your picture negatively.  That’s where a diffuser can come in handy.  I’ve been checking out these diffusers for my regular on-camera flash as I already have this one for my external flash.  They both are under $20.00 and […]

When Reflections Work.

Working with reflections so that they add to the photo is a difficult thing to do.  There are a whole series of ways that reflections do not work.  For example when you take a reflection of someone and in the reflection you can see up the persons nose….like some senior pictures that I’ve seen…like one […]

Camera Bag Review

When I first purchased my Digital SLR I bought the Nikon Digital & Film SLR System Case Gadget Bag for D300, D200, D100, D80, D70s, D70, D50, D40x, D40, N55, N65, N75, N80, N90s & F100 because it fit everything that I purchased: The Camera Body, the two lenses, the extra battery, cleaning kit and SD […]

Reflectors Revisited

Way back in September Jeff had gone over the benefits and uses of Reflectors and while I’d been thinking about purchasing them for a while I was hemming and hawing about which size I needed and if I would actually use the reflectors as intended.  I bit the bullet last week though and I ended up […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers, All Under $100

It’s that time of the year again. I don’t know if I’m going to enjoy Christmas shopping as much this year what with the state of my wallet Oh, who am I kidding. I live for this shit. Below are relatively cheap gift ideas for your photography-inclined loved ones. Nikon Lens Pen Pro Kit$19.21We love […]