2016: Year in photos (And a big announcement)

So one of the things I discovered in 2016 is that working in marketing for a camera company, while an awesome and fun experience, actually leaves much less time for photography than I thought. The other thing I found out was that it is incredibly hard to maintain multiple social media identities – something I … Continue reading “2016: Year in photos (And a big announcement)”

Buying a camera for the student journalist

In teaching multimedia classes in journalism and communications schools, one of the most frequently asked questions I get in every workshop or class I teach is “What camera should I buy?” If you’re a student new to the multimedia world, the range of options can be intimidating. Do I get a camcorder? Do I get … Continue reading “Buying a camera for the student journalist”

Three tips, better shot: That time Mazda USA picked up my picture

So if you’re a regular viewer of Mazda USA’s Instagram page, you may have noticed the featured image on this post pop up in your feed (and I’m sure the chance of you being a regular viewer of that and this page are slim). That’s my shot from a trip to the Valley of Fire … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: That time Mazda USA picked up my picture”

Three tips, better shot: Star trails made easy

You’ve probably seen the photos pop up on your Instagram or Pinterest pages – the ones where the stars look like white lines streaking across an expanse of night sky, like the photo featured in this post. It’s a bit of a different animal than to get a straight-up shot of the night sky, like … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: Star trails made easy”

Three tips, better shot: What ISO should I use?

One of the things I hear most in discussions with people who have been shooting for a while is something along the lines of “I never shoot above ISO 1600” or some other arbitrary number. When I bought a Canon Rebel XTI in 2007, that was the upper limit of the camera, so if that’s … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: What ISO should I use?”

Three tips, better shot: The night sky

I rarely get the chance to shoot a sky without light pollution, a hazard of living in lower New York. When I’m out and about though, I try to get away from the city lights and capture the stars above. While there are many ways to capture the night sky (star trails come to mind) this … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: The night sky”

Three tips, better shot: Playing in traffic

Sometimes, when I’m photographing something iconic, like the old TWA terminal at JFK (that was featured in my 2015 in photos post), I really wish that I could get a clean shot of it. However, this is New York. Traffic is a fact of life. From most angles, there will be cars driving by no matter what … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: Playing in traffic”