2018 in Review…

(Nikon Z7, FTZ Adapter, Nikon 14-24F2.8N@14mm. 1600ISO, 1/500th@F4.5) Here we are once again at the end of another rotation around the giant fireball in the sky to signify one more year of our lives.  Each year a lot of folks start making resolutions on things they want to change about themselves for the upcoming year,…Read More

A Couple of Holiday Sigmas….. The NEW 56F1.4 DC and 40F1.4 Art!

Welcome back to the end of another year on this disk globe called Earth.  As we approach the holidays some photographers speed up, with all the talk of Santa and all kinds of Christmas events and such, photographing people with Holiday Cheer and or just photographing the aforementioned Claus himself.  I, however, tend to start slowing down a…Read More

The NEW Nikon Z7…

This blog may seem a little-delayed considering that there is a lot of press out now about the NEW Nikon Z7 out already, and the Nikon Z6 should have shipped and be in the hands of folks by the time you read this, but I felt as though the first week of having the Nikon…Read More

The NEW Sigma 60-600F4.5-6.3 OS Sport!

Recently I made a post about the Red Bull AirRace, and teaching a photo workshop/expedition with Roberts, Sigma, and Benro.  What I didn’t mention is that at the race Sigma had planned on having me demo their NEW Sigma 60-600F4.5-6.3OS Sport for feedback/Review. Unfortunately, the lens didn’t make it in time due to problems in…Read More

The Red Bull Air Race with Sigma, Benro, and Roberts Camera!

The last two years I have been very fortunate to have been invited to lead a photo workshop/expedition to the Red Bull Air Race in Indianapolis Indiana on the behalf of Roberts Camera, Sigma Photo, and this year Benro.  Last year was the first time we did the excursion and it was a big hit!  This year…Read More

The NEW Sigma 105F1.4….

Recently I had the opportunity to review a long-awaited lens from Sigma. The NEW Sigma 105F1.4, modeled after the Nikon 105F1.4 offering announced in 2016.  Since then almost everybody has been jealous of the Nikon’s sharpness and aperture at the close to telephoto 105mm focal length (everyone except Nikon shooters of course who could just buy…Read More

Home Studios…

One of the biggest difficulties in practicing or doing photography can be the amount of time and space that it takes to accomplish your goal.  Sure, anybody can grab a camera and happy snap themselves into some potentially nice photos, but sometimes you want to do more, get better, and have a result nicer than…Read More

5 years…

5 years ago to this day I started this crazy journey as a full-time freelance photographer.  It’s hard for me to believe that I have made it this far, and I am humbled at the amount of support that I have had with friends, family, and those in the photo community, on top of the…Read More

The NEW Elinchrom ELB500ttl…

Welcome back!  I have an exciting blog for you this installment, and since I’ve been silent for so long I think everyone deserves it.  This blog is about a NEW Light from Elinchrom, the Elinchrom ELB500ttl.  Exactly as the name suggests the light is 500ws of power with TTL and High Speed Sync and for…Read More

World Backup Day…

A few years ago I wrote a blog post about World Backup Day.  (read about it here).  Now, a few years later I think it’s about time that this topic is revisited as we once again land on World Backup Day.  If you don’t back up your work in at least two places; you should. …Read More