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


Hockey Photography Workshop Recap…

A little over a week ago, I had the opportunity with Roberts Camera and the Indiana Fuel to lead a Sports Photography workshop.  Myself and a group of 16 individuals went to photograph a Indiana Fuel hockey game vs the Cincinnati Cyclones.  It was a fantastic game, even though I think most of us wished…Read More


2016 in Review…

Here we are once again, at the cusp of a new calendar looking back on all the things we did (or didn’t do) in 2016, and thinking about all the things we want to do in 2017.  Shannon and I are not much for New Years Resolutions as we think you should have resolutions and…Read More


Shooting a Great…

Every so often a unique opportunity comes along to showcase not only someones personality but also their skill in some sort of activity. Whether that be as an athlete, a musician, or an artist it makes no difference as usually the person you are photographing has achieved some sort of honor that it is your…Read More


Another Season Down…

Welcome to December.  The end of football season for me has arrived and it was once again a season of Shooting IU Football.  I’ve been lucky the last few years since working for the paper to have been regularly spurattically shooting sports for various teams or news agencies.  For football this year I shot almost…Read More


The NEW Sigma 12-24F4…

In September Sigma shocked the world with not only their announcement of the NEW Sigma 500F4 Sports, on top of the NEW Sigma 85F1.4 Art, but also the announcement of the NEW Sigma 12-24F4.  Why is this a big deal? Well as usual Sigma has followed the lead of the competition in Canon and Nikon…Read More