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Jason C.K.

Northern California based photography business owner. IG: @blackriverphotography

Photography Tip: Dutch Angle

The "Dutch Angle" or "Dutch Twist" is a technique film makers have used for decades. It's originally thought that early film makers in Germany were inspired to use this technique from expressionist painters of the 20th century. Film makers, like... Continue Reading →

Living Analog: Slow it down

I’m here to tell those of you who never had a record collection that something was lost when vinyl went away. Now, it’s probably not what you think. I am not one of those who believe music sounds better from... Continue Reading →

10 Reasons to Upgrade to the A7IV: And a few reasons not to.

Reasons to upgrade! One: Improved auto focus with new modes including bird eye detection. Two: Increased resolution from 24MP to 33MP with no loss of high ISO capability. Three: Improved ergonomics. Same body shape and size of the A7SIII, A7RIV,... Continue Reading →

Simple Effective Beauty Lighting

Back in March of 2017 I wrote about how a simple 19'' ring light can be used to produce great beauty shots; with the caveat that it's most effective for single person headshots. Well, what if you want that same... Continue Reading →

Candle Light Portrait: Tips & Challenge

Candle light portrait challenge and tips.

My Single Greatest Photography Influence

My very first camera was the Canon AE-1 Program, a 35mm film camera, that my mom bought me when I decided to get into photography as a 16 year old high school student. In the time since I've gotten into... Continue Reading →

The YouTube Camera Community: Via the Sony 35mm f/1.4 GM

It's that time again; when a hot new item is announced and the YouTube camera community falls all over themselves to be the one to tell you if you should spend your hard earned money to own it. For any... Continue Reading →

Lifehack to Spice Up Your Winter Portraits

Baby it's cold outside! For most of us portrait photographers that means one thing; we're shifting our shoots indoors. If you're like me it wont take long before you get tired of doing all your shoots in front of seamless... Continue Reading →

Memory Card Speed Classes & Designations Demystified

Ever been shopping for a memory card for your camera or even looked at one you already own and wonder what the heck all the designations mean? Well there certainly are a ton of them so if your a bit... Continue Reading →

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