On Investing in New Photo Gear…

On Investing in New Photo Gear…

In a COVID-vaccine (but not quite post-COVID) time Now that the coronavirus vaccines are here and people are actually getting vaccinated, there are signs that hope might not be all lost and that there might be life after COVID. But does that mean that, as photographers, we should go ahead and invest in new gear [...]

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer Let's take a walk down memory lane.... In 2008 I was just about done editing my early drafts of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of award-winning, legally blind Nikon photographer Kurt Weston. While I still had Weston's story fresh in my mind, I decided to get more [...]

Lenses and Their Bokeh

Lenses and Their Bokeh

Lenses and Their Bokeh Let's look at different lenses and their bokeh I have a confession to make. I've always been aware of bokeh--as part of the background or as the subject, itself--but I've become really interested in bokeh and achieving that pleasant bokeh every photographer seems to be talking about especially after buying my [...]

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon - First Impressions My very first prime lens was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, but, as a portrait photographer I've always wanted a prime f/1.4 lens. And so this past year, I spent months researching, considering and reconsidering my options. While there're several prime f/1.4 lenses ideal for portrait photography, [...]

On Upgrading Your Gear

On Upgrading Your Gear

On Upgrading Your Photography and Lighting Gear The annual PDN Photo Plus Expo is a great way to keep up with the latest and greatest photo and lighting gear, and not only. It's also a welcoming excuse to look through old gear and recheck, re-evaluate, and consider upgrading, if necessary. But deciding on what new [...]

On Using the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

On Using the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

Take time to learn and explore and test out ideas in photography...or any other art form Using the wireless shutter release remote, namely the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared) These days I find myself more an more surviving, not living, one moment at a time, focusing on one thing at a time. Therefore, in [...]

New Gear: Nikon 28-300mm all-in-one lens

New Gear: Nikon 28-300mm all-in-one lens

New Gear - Nikon 28-300mm Lens Lately I've been taking a second, and third look through my gear--photo and lighting gear--trying to decide what and if to sell and/or replace old lenses and whatnot. I've looked at what I thought I'd like to photograph years ago and what I used to photograph more, and the [...]

On Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

On Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Photographing the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse in NYC area Yesterday, those of us living in NYC area got to watch the solar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse that is, mostly through layers of thin, and at times thick clouds. While I did not appreciate the thick clouds, the thin ones added a certain dramatic [...]