A Brief History of Nikon and Why the New Flagship D6 DSLR Falls Short

I used to work for Nikon cameras. From 1995 through 1999, I was Nikon UKs Senior Photographic Advisor. My job was basically to be the guy in the building who knew what a camera was for! The job was the best for a while and I got to work with and meet many talented people. […]

Adobe, This is Why Photographers Are Hating on You

Photographer Usman Dawood recently published an article in defense of Adobe. Reading it was a lot like reading a Microsoft fanboy at the height of the Window Vista era — sure, the product works, but at what level of financial cost and frustration? “Over the last few years, it seems like its become really cool […]

Its Okay to Lose Interest in Photography

Quite often when Im browsing my Facebook photographic communities I see posts from people who are depressed because they have lost interest in their hobby. They usually say that they cant work up the enthusiasm to get out there and photograph anything and that they havent even picked up their cameras in weeks, months or […]

Ode to my DSLR: Why I Love the Nikon D610

I used my Nikon D610 to take the last photograph of my mom before she died. Ive documented my children’s lives nearly everyday. The rubber grip is wearing thin in spots. A rubber tab on the bottom is chronically flapping loose; my fingers push it back into place out of habit. This camera has become […]

Is Noise in Photos Always Bad?

Is noise in photos always bad? It might seem like a rhetorical question with an obvious and universal answer: yes. But landscape photographer and YouTuber James Popsys begs to differ in an opinion video that will no doubt spark some debate.

Landscape Photography is NOT a Competition

A little more than 10 years ago, I had a realization that would one day change my life forever. During an evening stroll in the local woods with my camera in hand, I became aware of just how much I love photography and what it means to me; it was at that moment I knew […]

5 Reasons to Stop Hating on The Instagram Girl

Im going to start you off with a little honest story. Once upon a time I, maybe like you, only walked around in hiking pants and jeans for days on end during my travels (except if I was shooting for our photography project @followmeaway or traveling somewhere hot like Italy). I was also in the […]

Im Moving On From Flickr; But Heres What Ill Miss

I've recently decided to move on from Flickr, and this decision, as some of you may already have guessed, was prompted by their recent announcement regarding the 1,000 photo limit for free accounts.

Inspiration, Imitation, and Landscape Photography: Is it OK or Unethical?

Recently a few things came up that makes me ask if or when does the idea of copying someone elses photo go too far, or is it just a form of flattery derived from a source of inspiration via the route of imitation? In the commercial photography world, this can have an impact in real […]

Informed Consent and Why it Doesnt Work

Photographers are increasingly being asked to seek informed consent from people they photograph in development and humanitarian situations. The stated intention is to protect their rights and dignity.

Photographers Are to Blame: A Case of Native Cultural Appropriation

Appropriating Indigenous cultures has been going on for a very long time. Anytime something appropriating Indigenous cultures or racist comes up, it doesnt matter what Natives might say in protest — most often the person doing the wrong thing claims its to honor us.

How I Earn $200,000+a Year from Photography

It’s kind of a crazy thing: I believe you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics, and also get rich. In this post, I’ll share some of the secrets of how I earn over $200,000 a year as a “photographer.

Social Media Injustice?

Social media is always an uproar, there’s no way around it. Photography social media is much the same, and mostly it’s mostly harmless fun. I want to draw attention to two recent episodes that were not harmless fun, and which I worry point toward a larger trend.

The Problem with Everybodys Bag Camera Backpacks

Right now if you head over to Kickstarter and search for “camera bag,” three active choices pop up. That’s three more camera bag ideas vying for your attention in addition to the tons that have hit Kickstarter over the years and the hundreds more made by larger brands like Lowepro, Manfrotto and Think Tank. Every […]

The EOS RP is a New Low for Canon

Prior to Canon releasing its first full-frame mirrorless camera, I wrote an article discussing how Canon will dominate the mirrorless industry. Many of you made fun of the title, which was fair enough; the comments did make me chuckle.

Are You Colorblind, and How Good is Your Color Vision?

In this article, we’re going to briefly look at the subjectivity of color. This is a colossal subject, but I wanted to share some of my thoughts on how color is perceived by each of us and whether it’s really that important.

Article 13 in the EU: What Does it Mean for Photos?

Just this past week, the European Parliaments Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to EUs Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which includes the infamous Article 13. The article “creates an obligation on information society service providers storing and giving access to large amounts of works and other subject-matter uploaded by their users […]

Why Im Leaving Apple for Microsoft: Switching as a Photographer

Apple, we had a good run Through the many iPads, iPhones, MacBooks, Mac Pros, heck, even the Apple Watch, it was a good run indeed. However, times have changed, and that beauty that was once your innovation has now been covered up with the makeup that is nice marketing. Dont get me wrong, I am […]