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What the HEIC?

Demystifying HEIC and HEIF files If you are the proud owner of a last generation camera from Canon or Sony, you may have come across a curious new file type. The old standards are still there, including RAW and JPEG,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

So your family member wants a camera for Christmas…

What do you do? Where do you start? Do you ask your Great Aunt who was a photographer in the 90's what cameras to consider? In this day and age, the world of cameras is constantly evolving, which is why... Continue Reading →

Sony A7S III: Why only 12 megapixels? Are 12MP enough?

I've developed a reputation for having the longest blogs of anyone at Action Camera. This one is going to bring my average length way down because the answers to the questions above, though asked over and over since the specs... Continue Reading →

Sony Alpha 7R IV: What’s up?

*Updated: 7-23-19 I've personally owned every iteration of the Alpha 7R series so I shouldn't have been surprised that roughly 2 years after the R3 we're going to get an R4... but I was. I've spent hours pouring over all... Continue Reading →

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