Posts Tagged: photography

Video Interview: Neil van Niekerk


  Check out this new interview with Neil van Niekerk, NJ/NYC-based photographer, author, and educator.  Great advice in this Q&A. Neil dropped by the studio and answered a few questions about his work, what aspiring photographers should know, and how to move forward with your photography;  never stop learning.

What Would You Add to Your Kit? What Would You Switch Out?


  I asked our Facebook group members what camera, format, lighting, etc. they’d most love to add to their kit, or switch to?  Many of us think alike.  I was surprised to see so many interested in medium format.  There’s also plenty of interest in the new mirrorless systems from the likes of Fuji and… Read more »

HPRC and Pelican Cases: A Comparison


I give you my personal take on HPRC vs. Pelican cases for everyday use.  This is not a compilation of scientific impact resistance tests or a review of how well these withstand the most brutal conditions.  Instead, I talk about what I like about these cases and how they’ve worked for me on the punishing… Read more »

Five Must-Read Photography Sites


As a teacher and blogger of photography, I like to keep up with (and often contribute to) other sites as often as possible.  I wanted to tell you about some of them today.  Here are five highly relevant photography sites that every aspiring photographer should have in their bookmarks.  I work closely with three of… Read more »

Photoshop Canvas Art


The other day I placed an on-line order with for a couple of canvases. I ordered a 16×20 and a 20×30 (thin wrap style, but there are several other options) and they just arrived. Thumbs-up to them for a painless ordering process, good packaging (see video below), and quality work. These pieces were actually… Read more »

Sony A7 and Sony A7R Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Cameras


B&H Photo just sent out the announcement about the new FULL-FRAME Sony digital cameras.  Check them out for yourself here: Sony A7 Digital Camera (24MP) $1,698 Available for Pre-Order   Sony A7R Digital Camera (36MP) $2,298 Available for Pre-Order       Sony A7 Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens $1,998 Available for Pre-Order    … Read more »

Austin Punk Rock 1982


So, yeah, Punk was alive and well in Austin, Texas in 1982.  I was 16 when I left home on my own little adventure and one of the first things I did was head to 6th Street’s Ritz theater to embed myself into the gritty scene.  My camera was my ticket to any kind of… Read more »

Shooting to a Personal Theme


Le Carrousel at Bryant Park Do you find yourself frequently taking photos, even simple snapshots, of a certain type of subject?  Maybe you’re doing it and not even aware of a pattern.  For whatever reason, I started creating my own collection of vending machine and arcade ride images some time ago.  Here in New York,… Read more »

Photoshop Patch Tool Demo


I’ve seen a few questions lately, about fixing tan lines.  I guess that’s going to happen during the summer months.  So, I decided to show you a quick and easy way to fix tan lines and other skin/color issues using Photoshop’s Patch tool.  There are other ways to do this, of course, but this is… Read more »