Blog Archives

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 ColucciAs 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 of

Posted in 2016, Blog, Vinny Colucci

Random thoughts….

By Ed HeatonRamblings 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. They are spread

Posted in 2016, Blog, Ed Heaton

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

By Randall J. HodgesIn 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 image

Posted in 2016, Blog, Randall Hodges

Some tips and techniques from the “Last Frontier”

By Jeff SchultzEditor’s note: We are pleased to welcome Jeff Schultz to our blog. Jeff has lived in Alaska for close to 40 years and conducts workshops and custom tours to many of his favorite locations throughout the state.Canon 5D Mark

Posted in 2016, Blog

When the great becomes commonplace

By Tony SweetI remember years ago, after submitting images for an article, a phone call from my editor. “Please… no more slot canyon shots. Please….” I was disappointed, but I understood. For several years after the slots got “discovered” by people with their

Posted in 2016, Blog, Tony Sweet