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The Dark Side of Starting a Photography Business

In Marketing/Business by Kirk Bergman21 Comments

Being your own boss has some great benefits.  You get to set your own schedule, you don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to take the kids to Disneyland, and best of all, you get to make money doing something you love (the ultimate dream).  However, starting your photography business isn’t all it’s cracked up to …

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How to Choose Your Next Lens

In Gear by GregNoel9 Comments

One of the biggest decisions every photographer has to make is what should their next lens be.    There are hundreds of options available and navigating through the vast sea of options can be quite daunting.  Nikon currently has over 170 lenses available and Canon has over 80 in their EF Lineup alone. Then add the …

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PhotoPills on Android – Hands on Review

In Landscape/Nature by Julian Baird3 Comments

PhotoPills for Apple iOS has been around for many years now and it has built the reputation of being the Swiss army knife of photography apps.  It’s now available on Android but is it still the king of photography apps?  Can it justify its £10 price tag or outdo the vast array of free photography …

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Review: Mastin Labs Presets

In Post-processing by Grant Whitty0 Comments

Film is not dead, folks. For some time many thought that film would eventually die out since digital is so much easier. Surprising to some, film is back, and on the rise. It’s not likely that film will be used more than digital, do to cost and time. However, I am beginning to see more …

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Top 10 Best Interchangeable-Lens Camera Brands

In Gear by Jim Harmer5 Comments

  If you’re new to photography or if you haven’t followed the photography industry for long, knowing what camera brands are best is actually an important question.  Only a few years ago, almost all serious photographers shot either Canon or Nikon, but today, that’s not true at all.  There are lots of excellent camera brands …

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Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D IV: Is Canon getting walloped?

In Gear by Jim Harmer7 Comments

  Nikon took the wraps off the Nikon D850 early this morning and it didn’t take long for photographers to wonder how it compares to the Canon 5D Mark IV.  In short, the D850 beats the Canon on nearly every spec. Looking at a specs-only comparison is not fair, and not always indicative of real-life …

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Top 25 Hidden Photo Spots in Washington, DC

In Photo Locations by Frank Gallagher9 Comments

  Hello and welcome to Washington, DC!  I was born here and love this town.  As a visitor, of course you’ll take the typical shots of the monuments, government buildings, zoo and museums!  But, if you want to get away from the hordes of selfie-stick-toting tourists, here are some of my favorite off-the-beaten-path photo locations. …