Mirrorless Macro Stage ...

In the first part of this series, I showed that even kit lenses, such as the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5 -5.6 Asph can get withing 12-inches of subject and I used it to make the below photograph. Cokin, Hoya, Tiffen, Sunpak as well as other filter and camera manufacturers offer what are...

Mirrorless = Simpler Ph...

Do you ever get “gear overload” where you’ve been buying too many photo gadgets and reading too many equipment reviews or photo forums? Now that winter is over here in the Northwest my mind turns to getting out and taking more photos. I’m also headed to California...

Pocket Wizard in the Mi...

The inexpensive radio slave I’ve been using for the past few years refused to work with my new mirrorless camera so I found a replacement. It was another inexpensive radio trigger and worked (most of the time) but was rather flimsy and constantly falling off whatever monolight I attached...

Mirrorless Car Photogra...

I hope that you can excuse me for taking a week off from writing anything technical. This time of year in the Pacific Northwest when it starts to get light earlier and doesn’t get dark until almost much later than pre-Daylight Savings time. It’s hard to not just want to take a drive and...

Portland/Denver Train D...

Portland Area The Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 locomotive, which was built in 1938 during the glory days of steam, will be at the National Train Day celebration on Saturday, May 10th in Portland, Oregon from 10 AM to 4 PM. Come on down to Union Station in downtown Portland for...

Remember the Sunny 16 R...

…it goes like this: To take a photograph in bright sunlight, the camera’s aperture is set to f/16 and the shutter speed is whatever comes closest to the ISO number chosen. But does this “rule of thumb” work with digital as well as it did back in the film days? One of my...