Posts Tagged ‘gear’

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, Game Day

May 18, 2013 | No comments yet

No, I didn’t forget anything–my dirty, well-used iPhone 4 is the only thing that should be in the photo, because that’s all I’m taking with me. I don’t shoot sports professionally, I’m not getting a paycheck, I’m not on photo assignment. I am going to a ballgame, with my family, to have fun and eat […]

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 […]

The Importance of Organization

March 6, 2013 | No comments yet

I am not a stock photographer, as should be pretty obvious from this blog. Still, as a native Durhamite and a photographer, I have made a conscious effort to record some of the history and ambiance of the city I’ve called home all my life. Sometimes, I get inquiries about Durham photos to be used […]

Speak Up, Because I Can’t Hear You!

February 27, 2013 | No comments yet

Yesterday, I had a meeting with Jess Leff, the person behind my first class at West Point on the Eno. We discussed future classes and projects, and she mentioned the enthusiasm and positive feedback from the portrait photography class I taught in January. In the recap of that class, I solicited folks for feedback on […]

Quick Travel Tip for Photographers

February 6, 2013 | No comments yet

I just wanted to make a quick post this morning about something that I discovered while trying to figure out how to easily carry all my camera gear on my recent trip to the west coast. Because I was doing some paid work while I was out there, I needed to take a backup camera, […]

Zen and the Art of Gear Selections

January 6, 2013 | No comments yet

If you are like me, and most photographers I know who have been shooting for a couple of years, you’ve probably started accumulating some gear. Maybe you are smart or never suffer from Gear Aquisition Syndrome, but most serious folks I know have a decent–and weighty–collection. If you are at all like me, you like […]

You Won’t Be Remembered For The Camera You Used

November 3, 2012 | No comments yet

I was watching an interview with Don McCullin this morning. I was struck–as I always am with his photos–by the immediacy, the palpability of the anguish, suffering, and perseverance of the human beings in his photos. I contemplated how the photographer must be haunted by what he has seen, and by what his legacy will […]