Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Nikon, What ARE YOU SMOKING? The problem with ‘retro’ in the digital age.

November 4, 2013 | 2 comments

Yeah, yeah, I’m complaining about a camera that doesn’t even officially exist yet. Yeah, I’m one of those guys. Thing is, I’m not actually complaining about the camera at all, but rather wanted to take this opportunity to say “WTF Nikon marketing???” as the internet is already abuzz with leaked photos of the anticipated retro-styled Nikon Df. […]

Is Full Frame Necessarily In Your Future?

October 30, 2013 | 3 comments

In 2006, I had a Nikon D200 and D300, and was looking longingly at the gorgeous full frame 5D in the greener Canon pastures. At the time, I knew that something full frame was about to drop from Nikon, but I knew that it would be expensive, and out of my budget, whereas the 5D […]

Gear Review: Domke F-2 Camera Bag

August 14, 2013 | 2 comments

I’m not sure if this is going to be a good bag review or not… it’s not really something I’ve felt compelled to do before, but something about the Domke F-2 is different. Maybe it’s because I’ve finally found a bag that does so many things so right. Maybe it’s just because it’s black with […]

Camera Nerd Blog ‘O The Week: What’s In My Bag, Concert Edition

May 7, 2013 | No comments yet

I recently had a couple of photo gigs–photographing vintage dolls and doing some promo shots for the very talented Karen and Shawn Galvin of New Music Raleigh–that involved so much gear I elected not to do a “What’s in My Camera Bag?” because the logistics were too tiresome. There was a ThinkTank Airport International bag […]

Camera Nerd Blog O’ The Week: What’s in My Camera Bag?

April 22, 2013 | No comments yet

I spent most of the day yesterday having a ton of fun photographing amateur, pro, and collegiate cycling at the second annual 9th Street Derby in downtown Durham. This is not a paid gig, so I am free to play, and really wanted to nail down my panning technique and get some shots I could […]

The Midrange Zoom — The Lens You Love to Hate

March 29, 2013 | No comments yet

Some lenses just don’t get a lot of love. Call them the Rodney Dangerfields of the photographic world–no matter how hard they try, they just can’t get any respect. They can be sharp, they can be useful, they can be fast, but they continue unloved, like the guy that all the girls really like (as […]

Fight Club

February 19, 2013 | 2 comments

When my friend Aiden told me that he had started boxing at a gym, ideas immediately started spinning in my head for how to photograph him there. With some persistence and gentle persuasion, I was able to get him to agree to some retro-themed portraits, complete with suspenders, flat cap, and moustache. As an added […]

Not Everything Needs to be “Beautiful”

December 11, 2012 | No comments yet

The wintertime is a favorite time for me to photograph. You have to dig a little deeper, you have to work a little harder. The days are short, the nights long. In North Carolina, the heat and humidity are gone and I feel like I can breathe, that I can move around comfortably. The colors […]

Photographers Persist

November 27, 2012 | One comment

Also, photographers are (generally) patient. I read a great little article by Thom Hogan recently, in which he explained that landscape photographers are data collectors as much as they are photographers, and that lots of observations over days or weeks or months lead to the great photos that they create. There is always chance and […]

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2012 | 2 comments

I haven’t gone to see fireworks in several years, and I have never tried to take photos of them. It’s always just been one of those things I like to experience, and unless they’re really well done, I just don’t love looking at photos of fireworks. Around here, there’s no water to reflect, or spectacular […]