DSLR vs. Micro 4/3 Cameras: Which is right for you?

Modern camera with a vintage lens isolated on white

Micro 4/3 cameras have become an extremely popular topic of discussion because they are not only smaller and lighter than most DSLRs on the market, but they also have DSLR-like features that have made several photographers scratch their heads and say, “I wonder….” Personally, I put an Olympus EM-1 (high-end micro four-thirds camera) in my CONTINUE

My 6 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses


In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine.  My photography students are always asking which lens is right for them, so I spend a significant amount of time looking for lenses that offer superior quality at lower price points.  These are the best inexpensive Canon lenses I could CONTINUE

All About Tripods and Ball Heads


What is a tripod? What function does it serve? Do I need one? Most new photographers understand what a tripod is: a set of legs that can be attached to the bottom of your camera body or the bottom of your lens to support your gear while you shoot. However, many beginning photographers misunderstand why CONTINUE

Turn This Lightroom Setting ON!

The box "Automatically write changes into XMP" should be CHECKED ON!

I have been neck deep in Lightroom lately (AKA I just “might” be working like a mad man on the Lightroom class you’ve all been asking for).  There are hundreds of settings and buttons and thingamajigs in the software, but there is one simple check box that will cause you extreme frustration if you overlook CONTINUE