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Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

For months I have been planning for April 9th.  April 9th is the day that I was going to go into that fantastic island called Manhattan and go to the big B&H Photo store to buy my next SLR.  I had done review after review of Canons and Nikons and I wrote down my decision […]

Playing with Toy Cameras for Inspiration

Lisa and I have been dabbling with toy cameras for the past week. She learned photography with film so it was more or less familiar. I, on the other hand, am a product of the digital age. I started shooting with a Canon S2IS before eventually moving onto DSLRs so this was a very new […]

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 […]

Review: Nikon D700

In my quest for finding my next camera body I rented the Nikon D700 from ProPhotoRental. This camera did not disappoint.  I was expecting to not love it.  I was expecting to find it to be very much like the D300.  I was wrong.  I really liked it.   1. Within five minutes of taking […]

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 […]

Storing Your Photography Equipment

When we were first starting out in photography, it was enough that we wiped our gear clean and stored it in a camera bag with a small packet of silica gel. That was until we started seeing photos of lenses with molds in them. CC Photo by the prodigal untitled13 The most important factor that […]

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 […]

Nikon D300 – My week to review

Thanks to the very fantastic ProPhotoRental for accommodating my ever shifting schedule while I reviewed the Nikon D300.  I mentioned that my reviews will not be the traditional compare and contrast so if you would like to know more about my experience take it to the comments.   If you’re looking for the traditional I checked out […]

Point & Shoot Cameras

The Point & Shoot camera is a very important part of my life.  I have a Point & Shoot with me at all times.  Having a baby means that I carry approximately 15 tons of stuff with me at all times and the SLR is just not always appropriate or convenient to carry along.  There is nothing more overwhelming […]

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 […]