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Nikon Df field report

Nikon Df field report

When the Nikon Df was announced late last year, people took notice.  A vintage styled camera with a modern sensor under the hood.  Pretty cool. But some photographers…

Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 Strobes

Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 Strobes

Game changer.  Those are the two words that describe the new Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 strobes.  First, I was laughing like a child when I turned on…

Promote Control

Promote Control

With HDR and time-lapse photography being so popular these days, the biggest challenge for photographers is figuring out how to shoot these images.  Many DSLRs (but not all…

Which macro lens is best?

Which macro lens is best?

I've been shooting a lot of macro lately, from flowers to butterflies to frogs.  But I don't always use the same lens, because macro shooting…

15-Stop Singh-Ray Mor-Slo Filter

15-Stop Singh-Ray Mor-Slo Filter

A little while ago I reported on the 10-Stop Mor-Slo filter from Singh-Ray.  This ND filter was great at blocking light for creative effects; if you…

AquaTech underwater flash

AquaTech underwater flash

After my earlier post on underwater wireless speedlights, many readers have been asking me if there is a dedicated underwater TTL flash housing, and the answer is yes.  I…

Maximum Speedlight Performance

Maximum Speedlight Performance

I teach a lot of lighting workshops, and many of these classes are on speedlight photography techniques. Today's speedlights are affordable and advanced; having one speedlight in your…

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1

I used to carry the indestructible Nikonos V with me on many of my adventure sports assignments. Shooting stories for Canoe and Kayak, I ventured from the iceberg-choked waters…

Singh-Ray IR Filter

Singh-Ray IR Filter

I recently saw a photography exhibit that had an infrared section.  Some of the IR shots were just plain cool.  So that naturally led me to researching how…

Imagenomic Noiseware

Imagenomic Noiseware

Noise has long been the dread of digital photographers.  It creeps into shadows, night skies and even skin tones when you crank up the ISO. Luckily, every new DLSR…