Blog posts tagged 'gear'

How to take photos of food in a restaurant

I recently read a blog post by Nicole S. Young on tips for photographing food in a restaurant. Nicole is fantastic at capturing food and I love her work. I own, and reference, her well-written book on general food photography. I was anxious to read her restaurant tips, as most of the time when I take food photos I’m seated in a restaurant. Her advice is excellent, but as I read her article I realized that the type of...

Best way to remove dust from your DSLR sensor

Even though there are numerous advantages that digital cameras have over film, there are a few key disadvantages. One clear inconvenience with DSLRs is sensor dust. The image sensor in a DSLR is static—it isn’t constantly refreshed like film would be in a traditional camera—and overtime specs of dust are bound to find it and attempt to ruin your images. Chances are, there’s at least one speck of dust on your sensor right now. Of course, depending on your...

Tips on shooting from a helicopter

When I went to Kauai in September I knew I was going on a helicopter tour. I had never flown in a helicopter let alone tried to takes photos from one. I feel pretty confident shooting from the ground. I usually know which lens to grab and camera settings to use for a particular situation. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from riding in a helicopter though so I did a bunch of research...

Full Frame

After a waiting a few years for Nikon to release an update to the D300s I’d been using, I finally made the jump to full frame when the D600 was announced. Here's why I made the decision and why I think I'm better off with this camera than the one I thought I wanted. First, why upgrade cameras at all? I bought the D300s when it was first announced in mid-2009. Its predecessor, the D300, was highly...