Buying Gear.  Needs vs Wants…

One thing I get a lot of questions about, whether in one of my workshops, regular classes or even just via social media is about buying gear.  Not necessarily how to buy it; we’ve all been in a store or shopped online before and I’m a big fan of buying local, specifically at Roberts Camera. The…Read More


The NEW Nikon D850…

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of the blog! This time we have a special treat as it’s not often that a Camera company introduces what many consider to be a “game changer”, but in this instance we have one that many consider to be.  This is going to be no ordinary review either…Read More


Soccer Photography Workshop Recap…

Last week I had the pleasure and fortune to be able to take a group of photographers out to shoot an Indy Eleven Soccer game here in Indianapolis as a Sports Photography Workshop with Roberts Camera.  I love doing workshops like this, because its really great to see people finally start to get some of…Read More


The Hardest Part…

Over the last several years a common question I get about freelancing is the one about how difficult it is. Looking for work, keeping clients happy, delivering things in a timely fashion, buying and maintaining equipment.  All of the above.  Honestly freelancing is difficult but the most difficult part isn’t what everybody assumes that it…Read More


The NEW Sigma 24-70F2.8OS…

Hello once again and welcome to this installment of, “The Blog”.  Yea, I say that and I hope you hear Jeremy Clarkson’s voice reading it but it’s likely you will not.  I was hoping to have another educational post like my water Polo one between this blog and the last Sigma review, but alas it…Read More


The NEW Sigma 100-400F5-6.3OS….

So here we are again with the latest Sigma creation.  This time we are going a little different direction as we have a bit different of a lens.  As a full time Pro, I find myself lugging big and heavy glass around to get the best image quality possible while shooting my assignments (Sigma as…Read More


Shooting Water Polo…

As a freelance photographer you have to manage your email and telephone almost as much as you have to take photos.  As a one man operation it can get to be quite a project to say the least.  Every now and then you get a really cool opportunity though to shoot something new or a…Read More


The NEW Sigma 135F1.8 ART….

So here we are once again in the continuing tradition of pushing the latest and greatest Sigma lenses through their paces to give you real world impressions of how these lenses will work and function on a day to day basis as a freelance photographer.  This time we have Sigma’s NEW 135F1.8 which competes directly…Read More


The NEW Tamron SP 70-200F2.8 Di VC USD G2…

One of the most important lenses in my bag is my 70-200F2.8 lens.  The 70-200 was in fact the first PRO grade lens that I ever purchased when I was getting started and I use it almost EVERY time I shoot something.  I’ll never forget pulling the trigger on the lens.  It was $1700 for…Read More


One Speedlight One Umbrella…

There is a common misconception in photography that things are always more complicated than they seem.  While sometimes that is very true, it’s not always true and whether an enthusiast, hobbyist, or professional knowing how to use one light in your photography will greatly increase your skill as a photographer.  A lot of my students…Read More