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)”

Three tips, better shot: The magic of Christmas lights

Christmas trees provide some of the best opportunities to have a little fun with lighting. That’s why it’s one of my favorite times of the year to take pictures.There are a few things that you can do to help improve the odds of getting a better picture when photographing the magic of Christmas lights. Read … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: The magic of Christmas lights”

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: 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: Macro photography and the world of the small

I’m not the greatest macro photographer. Sometimes, you just get lucky and get a cooperative subject, like this bee here on the featured photo for this post. But that said, macro photography is an important tool to have in your toolbox – if you’re shooting a wedding, for instance, you are going to want a … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: Macro photography and the world of the small”

Three tips, better shot: Your child’s monthly photo

Raise your hand if you’re a parent that bought an expensive DSLR camera when their kid was born, only to have it collect dust as you use your phone to take all those monthly photos of the little one. Well here’s an excuse to dust off the DSLR – because you can probably get pretty … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: Your child’s monthly photo”

Three tips, better shot: Montauk Point Lighthouse

The Montauk Point Lighthouse. Whenever I feel like I haven’t done any photography in a while, I head out east and I’m inspired by the beauty and peace I find out there. It’s very easy to make the “postcard image” of the lighthouse, but how do you make something different of a subject that countless others … Continue reading “Three tips, better shot: Montauk Point Lighthouse”