Imagine back if you will, exactly two long years ago, mid-January, 2013. Just weeks before the Superdome blacked-out during the “Big Game,” the mirrorless camera world made an equally memorable step forward with the introduction of the Speed Booster, from Metabones. Based on the terrific success of this line... READ MORE
It appears that Fujifilm decided to jump right into some of the company’s New Year’s resolutions with the announcement of five digital cameras. Among the new releases is the X-A2 Mirrorless Digital Camera, an entry-level for the X-series line, with a 175° tilting LCD screen, and a premium... READ MORE
Ricoh Imaging has announced 34 new binoculars as part of a completely revamped Pentax Sport Optics Lineup. In order to more clearly define these new binoculars, they have created four different series to accommodate everyone, from enthusiasts looking for high quality at an attractive price point to serious travelers, birders, wildlife conservationists, and astronomy devotees.
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Tiffen’s latest XLE Series filters are aimed at advanced photographers using full-frame, APS-C, and Micro Four Thirds-format interchangeable-lens cameras who need to shoot long exposures but don’t want to compromise color reproduction or want to achieve specific special effects. Perhaps the most technically interesting is... READ MORE
When the year ends and I look back as a photographer, I feel like a walking version of Time magazine’s “Year in Pictures Issue.” As a shooter who always has a camera in his pocket or slung over his shoulder, my year is truly documented in photographs. I seek, in life, images that illustrate my daily experiences. I create them both for my sanity and also to populate my blog, presentations, and... READ MORE
2014 was a year of change and challenges for me. Although the changes felt gradual as the year progressed, reflecting on them for this article reminds me of just how dramatic they turned out to be. These changes came about through a process of reflection, refocusing, refining, and rebuilding, and it’s ultimately an exercise that each professional photographer must, at one point, go through.... READ MORE
The past few years have been full of new challenges, opportunities, discoveries, and obstacles for me. Even though I was naturally happier for the opportunities to come knocking on my door, it is the challenges that made me a better artist and a stronger professional. I've learned to welcome obstacles and setbacks, because I discovered that in the process of overcoming them I must get out of my... READ MORE
As a young boy in elementary school, it was discovered that I have a learning disability that affects my reading abilities. One teacher even told my mother I would never amount to anything in life. When I was 13 years old, I started working with my uncle as a second assistant. I immediately loved photography and worked every weekend I was allowed, just to learn more. I eventually worked my way up... READ MORE
While I may not be winning any awards for "most influential" or "biggest social media" following any time soon, I've managed to build a great business photographing architecture and aviation since first picking up a camera in 2009. I honestly attribute most of my success to my drive to complete more personal work than most people I know—and my resolutions for 2015 are shaped around that idea.... READ MORE
When someone asks about my year, an overwhelming feeling of anxiety falls over me. I immediately think of all the failures and mistakes that transpired. I sulk about the jobs that I lost or perhaps the connections with whom I never followed up. But, just as soon as I start dwelling on the missteps, a blast of positive reflection and extreme anticipation hits me like 10-ton a freight truck. I... READ MORE
As the rain finally returns to Northern California and the year’s end is staring us down, I can’t help but reflect on a year that was not only my most challenging, but also one of the most exciting. After receiving a steady paycheck for almost two years, 2014 turned out to be the year in which I would go back to my roots in this industry: independent. My dreams of traveling and making a living... READ MORE
In the photo industry, it is important to be both proactive and reactive. It’s important to keep the gas pedal floored. In my day-to-day work, this means I have to keep investing time in personal projects, experimenting with new photo techniques, updating social media and my website to better reach my audience. I have to keep pushing new business ideas and new ways to expand my business.
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My work is about people; what makes us who we are—the core of us. It's about connections and relationships, intimacy, love, pain, disappointment, getting older, and being born. I have been photographing my own life and the people I am closest to since I was fifteen years old. Seeing how much more I perceive with a camera made me want to become a photographer, and to continue and see more and... READ MORE
Just a few years ago I was doing a very different type of photography. It was not even on my radar to consider anything other than the lifestyle photography I was shooting. Then, through a series of life events, I had to make some drastic changes in the way I lived and worked. The universe was trying to tell me something and, for the first time in my life, I paid much closer attention to what it... READ MORE