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Lighting for Narrative Cinema

While it can be very similar to videography and even dramatic photography, narrative cinematic work can also be extremely different. First and foremost you are always servicing the story. Each decision made by the DoP (Director of Photography / Cinematographer)... Continue Reading →

Choosing Your Travel Lens Kit

When packing your camera bag to go on a trip it can be a challenge to decide what lens is the best to bring to capture those special moments with family and friends without feeling like your gear is holding... 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 →

Tips for shooting with the NiSi Natural Night

Shoot when the sky is completely dark! The Natural Night Filter is designed to be used when the sky is completely dark, so shooting after twilight when there is no extra light being cast on the scene by the Sun... 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 →

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