Getting Started with Macro Photography


With the announcement of the Fujifilm GFX 100 II last week, I started thinking about my own camera and gear. I have owned the Fujifilm GFX 100s for a few years now, and I absolutely love it as my daily camera system. However, despite having the Fujifilm GFX 100s as my main camera for nearly […]

Geek Articles

Previsualization in Photography


I live near Carmel, California. The photographic history of this place is freighted with an approach to image-making called previsualization.  Ansel Adams wrote about visualization, which he defined as “the ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure”. Minor White later distinguished between what he called “pre-visualization”, or visualization before the negative is exposed, […]


How to Photograph a Music Festival


There have never been more opportunities for photographers to cover music festivals than there are today. From big-name festivals in major markets to smaller regional and local festivals, these events offer a fun and challenging experience for both the newcomer and the seasoned professional. With a decade of covering festivals large and small, in this […]


Six Lighting Setups to Try on Your Next Photoshoot


Over the course of my career, I’ve noticed that a lot of my work comes in waves, where I will be incredibly busy for several months on end, and then be really slow for a month or two. Historically, August is always been a slow month, so as a result, I typically take my time […]

Brown Bear Photography


Photographing the Brown Bears of Brooks Falls


Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska is widely considered one of the best places in the world to observe and photograph brown bears fishing for salmon. In 1988, renowned wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen took an unprecedented image of a salmon leaping right into the mouth of a brown bear standing atop this waterfall. […]

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