Photographing Rainy Weather in Nauvoo

On my mega-long road trip last week, I stopped to do photography in the beautiful city of Nauvoo, Illinois.  The city is full of rich history which is related to my religion, so it was an especially important shoot to me. I planned to wake up at 5AM to get out and shoot the sunrise, but I awoke at 3:45AM …

Canon vs. Nikon: What’s the difference? (Updated for 2012)

I know what you’re thinking, and I think you’re wrong.  That may be a confrontational way to start this post, but this Nikon vs. Canon DSLR debate is fueled by such passion in 2012 that I have to explain what we’re discussing here. Both Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras provide fantastic image quality and similar features.  Because there are so …

The Difference Between Full-Frame and Crop Sensor DSLR Cameras

One member of our community, Sean Allen, sent in a question to me through our Facebook Fan Page, asking the difference between full frame and crop sensor DSLR cameras.   Some of you may already know the answer to this question.  If you do, please share your knowledge in a comment below. Welcome to the Full frame vs. crop frame …

My Top 10 DSLR Whine List

DSLR cameras are remarkable tools and have improved at an astounding rate in the last few years.  Still, there are a few easy-to-implement features that I have never seen a DSLR include and it drives me nuts!  Read through my whine list and then include your own whines below.  Maybe, if we whine loud enough, we could bend the ear …

How to clean a DSLR sensor

Periodically, perhaps twice a year, I have to clean the sensor on my DSLR.  It’s always a bit scary because I don’t want to scratch the sensor.  For this reason, many people wimp out and just send the camera to Canon or Nikon to be professionally cleaned.  If you are made of money and you don’t mind not having your …