Blog Archives

Thinking outside the box: photographing lightning with solid ND filters

By Kristen Westlake Lightning storms capture the attention of just about everyone. Bolts catapulted through the sky are spectacular to view and dangerous to be too close to. While most prefer to view grand shows of lightning from the safety of their

Posted in 2017, Blog, Kristen Westlake

The Story Behind “Melting Giants”

By Cole Thompson In 2015 I was photographing in Nova Scotia when someone told me that Newfoundland to the north had icebergs. I have always been fascinated with icebergs (I think most people are) and so I decided that my next

Posted in 2016, Blog, Cole Thompson

The “Five-Stop Effect”

By Tom Bol If you have thumbed through the pages of a photo magazine recently, chances are good you have seen the stunning effects created by ND filters. My palms start sweating when I see puffy clouds streaking across the

Posted in 2016, Blog, Tom Bol

Working with a polarizer in Namibia

By Jay Dickman Light isn’t always light. We often have those times when the light is pouring through the particulate matter of an urban landscape, the “stuff” in the air warping the air molecules into a huge “soft box.” Those

Posted in 2016, Blog, Jay Dickman

Is there a perfect aperture for landscape photography?

By Don Smith The sun sets into Pacific Ocean fog as seen from Fremont Peak State Park, elevation 3,169 feet, Gabilan Mountain Range, California. Sony a7RII, Canon 11-24mm, f/16, 1/4th, 100 ISO.   How often do you think about your

Posted in 2016, Blog, Don Smith

Using the reverse graduated neutral density filter

By Vinny Colucci I’m a firm believer that if you do as much as possible in the camera when you capture an image, it will lead to the best image. Even if we love post-processing work, getting the best exposure

Posted in 2016, Blog, Vinny Colucci

Jump into infrared… without the commitment

By Kate Silvia Are you intrigued by infrared photography? Those etherial images where green trees turn white as if draped in snow, and blue skies become black as night? Well, I was… enough to convert a small point and shoot

Posted in 2016, Blog

Why I use Mor-Slo solid ND filters

By Vinny Colucci As a professional photographer, I came from the film days. We had to control as much of our creative vision as possible in the camera. Whether it was exposure, depth of field or motion, we did all

Posted in 2016, Blog, Vinny Colucci

Random thoughts….

By Ed Heaton Ramblings from the White Mountains   Just wrapped up a photography/camping trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire – and spent a lot of time roaming the White Mountains in exploration of the abundant photo opportunities.

Posted in 2016, Blog, Ed Heaton

“All-in-camera, old school photography” with digital cameras, Part 3

By Randall J. Hodges In this third installment, I’d like to drill down further into the “Digital Rolls of Film” process that I rely on, show you a few images and explain the filters and settings I used to create each

Posted in 2016, Blog, Randall Hodges