Review: Canon EF 85mm F1.8

I will start here: If you don’t have this lens and you do portraits of any type, what is wrong with you. If you have the F1.4 then, well, look at you fancy pants with that extra half stop and 4 times the price lens. Ok ok, I get it, no angry emails about how…

Revisiting My Past Work

I had been going through some of the fun shoots I’ve done on the fine art side. And this set was a collection of shots from an AirBnB in Asheville, NC. This place was an amazing set piece and great background for photos, as shown here in some of the pug shots I had done…

BTS: Time Lapse of a live Photo Shoot

Like I had said before, I have been enjoying getting back into streaming, and it’s always a journey of thinking about what I want to shoot and what I want to get out of from the night of streaming. Sometimes things go amazing, sometimes, things go off rails. But what is important is the fun…

A Time Lapse video – With Pugs

I had thought of doing a few things since being stuck in the house with this pandemic going on. So I have taken up Streaming again, and you can catch it randomly on Twitch.tv. While I have not had a steady schedule, if you do follow me there and get notifications, you’ll be notified via…

Zoomballs: Learning to play with your balls for the sake of art.

My wife had purchased a set of Zoomballs for me. And I had always wanted a set to try new ideas for portraits and landscapes. Well, eventually, I can go out and do some landscape shots with these. But, trying sheltered in place times, I decided to do something simple. A portrait of my guitar….

My SD Card is too SLOW!?

This was the question that was posed, and there seems to be some mystery at all these numbers all over the cards you have (or maybe there are no numbers at all). I want to break down these numbers and make it easier for you to decide what you need to take photos or videos….

Shelter in Place? What’s a Photographer to do.

As I sat here and wondered, “Well, you can’t go out and make money as a photographer if all the businesses are closed and no one wants to meet in person, for good reason. What am I going to do?”. Turn the house into fun shoots. So, what does that entail? Let’s see! Time to…

There is Magic in those Mountains.

The West It always seems to call me, and when I am there, it seems to grab tight and not want to let go. There is something stunningly beautiful about the southwest, the wonderful colors of reds, browns, and yellows. It’s a constant painting of the earth. I try to capture it as much as…

The Professional Amateur Podcast

I want to hear your stories. I want to hear how you got to where you are today. I want to hear how you became a professional amateur.

When is Depth of Field Too Shallow?

People, Pets, Objects, Nothing. We tend to take photos of everything around us out of compulsion these days, but it is always the same. Without the photographers eye, you end up getting weirdly lit/composed/colored/framed shots. Or worse, AI portrait mode that a tries to mimic depth of field and bokeh. Bokeh, the love of life…