Category Archives: Gear

Tokina FíRIN 100mm F2.8 FE MACRO test

I’m probably the least technical lens testing sort of any photographer I know. I learned a valuable lesson not so long ago – which is you ought to test a new piece of equipment when you get it. That way if there is a problem with it, or you hate it, you still might be...

video lights, 58mm lenses, and funny Canadians

This little shoot is the sum of three things. First – Cheriene’s friend Carly was coming to town, and Cheriene really wanted to do her makeup and have some photos of her. I was a little hesitant at first because while I do love photographing new people I always want the person I’m photographing to...

what’s in my bag 2006 and 2015

The other night Melissa in a fit of rage dumped her diet coke on my open camera bag. Miraculously nothing was damaged, and apparently Thinktank builds their bags to be soft drink resistant. Since I had to take everything out of the bag I sort of took a mental inventory. For the most part since...

Camera Timeline

I thought I’d put together a timeline on the history of the all the cameras I’ve ever owned. Prior to digital I did have two 35mm film point and shoots but I can’t remember the models. I definitely did not consider myself a photographer until maybe the Sony F717 was purchased. Epson PhotoPC 650 I...

Using a mirrorless camera for headshots

They say the best camera is the one you have with you. Most photographers both professional and aspiring gravitate towards using large DSLRs. In fact most will say that full frame is the way to go. The bigger the sensor the better. The dilemma for most of us is when to take the camera with...

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