A few months ago I was reading a terrific article by Steve Huff. Steve said that if you shoot with just one lens, specifically a 35mm lens, that your photography will improve. I wanted to try this to see if it was true.
I challenged Gavin Hoey to shoot for a full day using a single prime lens. His response is terrific, and his photos are even better. When Gavin and I agreed to take on this challenge we had no idea what the other person was going to do. In fact, we shot and edited our videos completely before we told each other what we’d done. It was a ton of fun to see how Gavin approached the challenge. He definitely did a few things that I wish I’d done. Continue reading…
I’m happy to announce that Digital Photography Basics is now available. And it’s just 10 bucks! This is a great workshop that’s perfect for those who are just getting started. Learn about camera modes, the exposure triangle, metering, white balance, and more!
In 2013 I recorded Digital Photography Basics, a great workshop that covers all of the basics of photography. The workshop was recorded and broadcast live. It was made available as a digital download for a short period of time – and almost lost forever. Continue reading…
In this episode I explain how to set up a Lightroom system from the ground up. In this video you’ll learn how to set up your hard drives, name folders, and configure Lightroom to create a system that will grow with you for years.
45 minutes of good information as we follow John Lehmann from the Globe and Mail with his Leica M240 and 28mm lens. This is a comparison between the M240 and the new Leica Q.
When I create videos I’m usually inspired by something I’ve seen, read, or heard. In this week’s Exploring Photography video I was inspired by the words of Ansel Adams.
Ansel Adams was big on the idea of seeing the end result before taking a photo. He talked a lot about visualizing a finished print before making a photo. I totally agree with his ideology of seeing before shooting. But the thing that I most admire about Ansel Adams is his concept of post production.
You’ve probably noticed that things look a bit different around here. Years ago I spent most of my time posting articles, images, and updates to the blog. In recent years that’s changed, I’ve spent much more time updating my Facebook page instead. Facebook is great, but by its very nature it limits the quality of the content.