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Quality Gear That Won’t Break The Bank

I often get requests from folks to recommend photography gear – cameras, lenses, accessories – that won’t “break the bank”. You don’t need the most expensive, latest and greatest wizzy-bang gadget for GREAT photography! You just need great working knowledge of photographic principles, and practice practice practice. There is no such thing as “making due” […]

Going Pro – How to Prioritize Gear Purchases

Unfortunately, most of us work with a limited budget when it comes to purchasing photography gear. Once we consider taking our photography to the next level and going pro, having the right gear becomes even more important. Not only is it important to have the right gear to capture the shots, it is also important […]

An Inexpensive Speedlight Studio

One of the most often-asked questions we get is, “What do I buy to get my Speedlight off of my camera and start taking great pictures in a small home studio?” I have a Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash (which I LOVE, by the way), and recently picked up a few things to make its […]

Photography for Teens

When my daughter was in high school, she took a semester of photography as one of her electives. The class focused on film photography and darkroom procedures, so I gave her one of our film SLR’s to use. She has since stated that it was one of the best classes she took in high school […]

Insuring Your Photography Equipment

During the last week I recorded an inventory of all my photography equipment. Don’t get me wrong, I know what I have and can name each item. This time I wrote down, if you can call using a computer writing down, the complete name of each item, the serial number and the price I would […]

Love the Lens You’re With

I’m about to get a song stuck in your head. “If you can’t be with the lens you love (honey), love the lens you’re with.” I’m paraphrasing, of course. (If you’re not sure which song I’m talking about, a kind YouTube patron posted it here.) Steve wrote a recent article about first-party vs. third-party lenses […]

Eight Reasons Why I Love Photography

By Steve Russell Recently I read, on another photography blog, an article entitled “10 Reasons Why I Hate Photography.” I’m pretty sure that the writer had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek when he wrote and posted the article but he did make a few good points. His article prompted me to list eight […]

Should You Buy A Better Lens or Better Camera?

Today’s article is on a subject I’ve wanted to write about for some time. Before I get to the actual article there are a couple of things I wanted to mention. I am going to give my opinion which is supported by the opinions of other photographers I know – professionals, accomplished amateurs, etc. While […]

Digital vs. Film Photography – A Brief Cost Comparison

Sometimes it’s fun to try to justify decisions you’ve made and things you’ve done. This is one of those. I hope it hits home with some of you. A woman that works in my office loves nature and nature photography. Because of our common interest she and I talk about photography from time to time. […]