Blog Archives

Realizing my vision, with the help of my filters

By Doug van Kampen    Editor’s note: Doug is a full-time U.S. Coast Guardsman, which may have something to do with why most of his photos seem to contain water! An avid photographer who spends much of his time at

Posted in 2014, Blog, Doug van Kampen

Using a polarizer effectively

By Gary Hart (Gary’s website; his gallery on this site)   Editor’s note: This article by Singh-Ray shooter Gary Hart is especially relevant as we capture the brilliant Fall colors. A high-quality polarizer is always an essential filter, but especially

Posted in 2014, Blog, Gary Hart

Five + Ten + Fifteen + Twenty + Vari-ND = Perfect ND Kit

By Cole Thompson   Utah Hills, created with the Singh-Ray 15 Stop Mor-Slo Filter   After years of experimentation and trying various ND filter combinations, I have assembled what I believe to be the world’s perfect ND kit.   It

Posted in 2014, Blog, Cole Thompson

Palouse Light

By John Barclay (John’s website; his gallery on this site)   It’s hard to explain rationally, but there are some locations for me where the light is just different – with a special quality unique to that area. One place

Posted in 2014, Blog, John Barclay

Fall in New Hampshire – An Annual Color Riot

By Tony Sweet (Tony’s website and workshops; his gallery on this site)   Our annual New Hampshire photography tour is one of our most visually stimulating workshops. We’ve been shooting and conducting workshops there for 15 years and really look

Posted in 2014, Blog, Tony Sweet

Art Wolfe Working the Image: The Night Fisherman

By Art Wolfe (Art’s website; his gallery on this site)   Editor’s note: When I read this part of Singh-Ray shooter Art Wolfe’s book The New Art of Photographing Nature, I wondered how many photographers would be willing to reveal

Posted in 2014, Art Wolfe, Blog

Why do you still use filters? Why not just bracket?

By Brian Rueb (Brian’s website; his gallery on this site)   My grandmother still handwrites letters. My mother still makes all her desserts from scratch. When we make pasta, I still grate the cheese by hand. I also use filters

Posted in 2014, Blog, Brian Rueb

My approach to wildflower photography

By Adam Barker (Adam’s website; his gallery on this site)   It’s mid-August, which means depending on what neck of the woods you call home, wildflower season could very well be at its peak. Of all the seasons and natural

Posted in 2014, Adam Barker, Blog

Shooting summer wildflowers

By Kevin McNeal (Kevin’s website; his gallery on this site)   Kevin McNeal is a master at shooting wildflowers, as these photos attest. Here he discusses the one essential filter he uses for every one of his wildflower scenes and

Posted in 2014, Blog, Kevin McNeal

10 Myths People Have About Professional Photographers

by Don Smith (Don’s website; his gallery on this site)   I have had the good fortune to make a living with my camera for the past 40 years. I picked up my first camera at age 13 and have

Posted in 2014, Blog, Don Smith