Blog Archives

Making a Short Story… Long!

By Jack Graham   Editor’s note: Many thanks to longtime Singh-Ray shooter and friend Jack Graham for contributing this article. Putting this post together helped us make a pleasant discovery, a beautiful and free online photography magazine we were not

Posted in 2014, Blog, Jack Graham

Working Through Visual Puzzles

By Don Smith   Maple Leaves on Fallen Redwood, Nisene Marks State Park, California Sony a7R, Sony 70-200mm @ 200mm, f/20, 4 seconds, 100 ISO, Singh-Ray Neutral Polarizer   It has been my observation in teaching workshops for the past

Posted in 2014, Blog, Don Smith

A Resident Artist

By Chuck Kimmerle   Editor’s note: In our humble opinion, Chuck Kimmerle is one of today’s truly outstanding black & white photography artists. Our thanks for this reflection on the residency he just completed in Joshua Tree National Park, along

Posted in 2014, Blog, Chuck Kimmerle

My National Geographic Expedition to Iceland, Greenland and the Northwest Passage

By Jay Dickman   Editor’s note: Longtime Singh-Ray shooter and National Geographic and Pultitzer Prize winning photographer, Jay Dickman, takes us through some wonderful images he shot during an expedition he led this past August. You might be surprised to

Posted in 2014, Blog, Jay Dickman

Singh-Ray filters: Essential tools for preserving photographic integrity

By Richard Thompson   Editor’s note: Singh-Ray shooter Richard Thompson recently published his first hardcover book, “Visions of Michigan,” featuring his outstanding photography in Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, accomplished using Singh-Ray filters. To find out more about his book

Posted in 2014, Blog, Richard Thompson

5 Reasons to Reject an Image

By Jay Goodrich   With the age of digital photography now becoming a mainstream part of society, how do you decide what photos are good to keep and what ones should be thrown in the trash? While we need reasons

Posted in 2014, Blog, Jay Goodrich

Filters Still Have an Important Role in High-Quality Photography

By Ernesto Santos I recently returned from a week in South Dakota and it was an exhilarating, wonderful experience. I’d just switched to Singh-Ray 4×6 inch Galen Rowell neutral density grads from the “P” size, so I was looking forward

Posted in 2014, Blog, Ernesto Santos

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