You all know that I like gear; I got this addiction from my dad. I change my photography gear all the time, constantly trying to get the new sharpest lens, or more megapixels in my camera. Through the years, my cameras, lenses, and tripod legs have been sold, traded and swapped for new or different […]
Mark S. Johnson has been a long-time instructor and friend of RMSP in addition to being one of the most prolific and inspirational digital photographic artists/writers/educators in the industry. The creator of free-content websites, inspired how-to books, and many useful tools for the digital photographer, he exhibits expertise and passion with everything he does. We […]
I have gone on many backpacking trips in the past few years. One thing that I always have to consider when I’m preparing is, what camera equipment should I take along? The following information doesn’t apply only to backpacking; it also really applies to any instance when you’re doing some sort of outside adventure and […]
Welcome to Part II of my two-part post on tilt-shift lenses. Part I addressed the tilt function of these unique tools. This week, I will be talking about the other control that is available – the shift. To put it VERY simply, shifting the lens (either up, down, left or right) gives the photographer the […]
I’m pretty sure Henri Cartier-Bresson didn’t have insect mating in mind when he coined the photographic term “decisive moment,” but I can’t think of a phrase that better describes these momentary opportunities that often happen by surprise. More often than not catching insects mating at the decisive moment is just dumb luck, although it helps […]
Few things are more iconic of the older style of photography than that of the photographer using a view camera with a black cloth over their head. I know that when I was a kid, I viewed a serious photographer as one of those people. Needless to say, things have changed quite a bit since […]
For photographer’s, winter is the most wonderful time of the year but you have to dress for success. It’s hard to shoot great photographs when your fingers are freezing. In the winter, you want to plan your outfit from the top down starting with your head…..
Photokina, one of the largest international photo shows, took place in Germany a few weeks ago. New product after new product showcased the latest technological trends in photography, which since the advent of digital cameras, seems to be evolving at an unbelievably fast rate. In an attempt to keep tabs, I discuss some of these […]
These Kata Bumblebee reviews were written collaboratively by Neil and Forest Chaput de Saintonge. In past few years, camera bags have evolved faster than ever. First it was the move from the older “over the shoulder” style bags that were the standard for many years for most professional photographers. More recently the move has been […]
Embry is a professional photographer whose style and composition have caught the attention of large companies such as Nike, Target and Canon, to name a few. Recently, he has not only photographed for these companies but also created video…
As long as the search for a perfect camera persists, I’ll offer my two cents. My new camera, the Panasonic Lumix GF1, has really impressed me in the past month or so…
For the past few years, the photographic community has been moving from the older, more powerful, and regrettably more confusing, Photoshop®, to the streamlined and beautifully designed Lightroom®. Initially, this switch to Lightroom was fairly slow-paced. Recently, however it has gained great momentum. In fact, it would be safe to say that these days Lightroom […]
Times are changing faster than we can imagine or grasp. We don’t need to hold our ground or make a choice. What we need to do is begin to realize that technology is providing us with more tools than we have ever had before to express ourselves as we see fit.
Life is all about choices and software purchasing is no different. To get your copy of Lightroom ®, you could buy the product directly from Adobe, you could purchase the software from an online retailer, or you could pick up a copy at your local computer box store. So does your choice make any difference? […]
I am writing this post specifically for my students in the Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s Summer Intensive and Advanced Intensive 2010 programs. Thanks to external hard drives we now have a relatively inexpensive way for us to organize and transport our thousands of digital images to and from class each day. My external image […]