Take a Backyard Macro S...

Today’s Post by Jamie MacDonald One of the things I struggle with as a nature photographer is the desire to travel to foreign lands and photograph exotic animals. The struggle is that currently I can neither afford the cost or the time to embark on such an expedition. Being the...

Shooting Summer Rodeos

Today’s post by Mark Toal Summer is rodeo time in the West so last week I headed to the St. Paul, Oregon 4th of July Rodeo. Rodeo‚Äôs can be tough to shoot because they usually take place in the afternoon when the sun is the brightest and the shadows are the worst. Try getting detail...

Nissin Flash for Micro ...

Mark previously wrote about using a Nissin speedlights with mirrorless cameras but now the company has a small but powerful flash that’s designed specifically for Four-Thirds and Micro Four-thirds cameras. At under 3 1/2-inches high, the Nissin i40 is really pocket sized and weighs...

Shooting in ABQ: Old To...

One of my favorite places to photograph when I’m visiting Albuquerque, is Old Town. Centered around the plaza, Albuquerque’s Old Town encompasses about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings. On the north side of the plaza is the San Felipe de Neri Church, the oldest building...

Approaching Strangers t...

Joe and I were talking recently about events that we had recently photographed and how we approach people at public events. For Joe it was at a outdoor car show photo walk and for me it was the annual Gay Pride Parade in Portland. I see a lot of photographers using a telephoto lens or...

Chasing Balloons &...

Special Guest Post by Jamie Zartman With summer rapidly approaching, it was time to head for Telluride, CO for their Annual Balloon Festival. To ensure minimal wind, the balloons always launch around 7:00 A.M. and this year I arrived a bit late, barely catching several balloons and a...