Data Recovery for Photographers

One of the things that ALL photographers have to always keep in the back of their mind is the safety of their data. Photographers spend a lot of time and energy working on their craft and creativity and the last thing they want to have to worry about is the possibly losss of data, most importantly the images they make with their cameras. Since photos are how a professional photographer makes their living, they need to safeguard their clients data at all costs. To this end, many photographers use multiple back ups and redundancy in order to try and prevent …

2019 and New Projects

So it’s been a while since I have written a post, I have been extremely busy lately with working for both Turner and shooting Real Estate during the days. I have also been working on some new ways to expand my brand and my content and have recently started making and posting videos to both of my Youtube channels for Photography and my Forgotten Pieces of Georgia project. Additionally, I have this week decided to start my own photography podcast and even produced my first podcast, but now I am playing the waiting game with both Apple and Google Play …

Canon & Nikon’s Answer to Sony

So as most everyone knows Sony started building Mirrorless full frame cameras a few years back and their early models had LOTs of issues. Poor battery life, poor EVF, crappy AF and the list went on and on. Some of Sony’s models have even overheated when trying to shoot video, which made them worthless for Youtube users. Now, don’t get me wrong, Sony has come a LONG way over the last few years and they have ironed most of their bugs out, the EVF is better now, they added EyeAF to make portraits easier and better. They have even made …

Canon & Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Rumors

          So recently Nikon announced that they will be releasing their first Full Frame Mirrorless camera this year and they have even released a teaser video about it that you can check out on Nikon rumors.com You can see in the video and stills that the new camera has a much larger mount than their current mounts. With as large as the new mount is, it might even be possible that the camera might even be larger than full frame, but I doubt it’s medium format. This is incredible as Nikon has not changed their mount …

Stay Away from Western Digital Hard Drives

So this week’s blog post is written to help others, especially photographers, but anyone that owns a computer as well. I have worked in I.T. for almost 30 years now and at one time in American there were several hard drives makers on the market. You had Western Digital, Maxtor, Toshiba, Seagate and a few others. Well as happens in most industries, over time the larger companies buy out the smaller ones, either to eliminate the competition or because they have some innovative tech that the larger company wants. Well at one time, Western Digital and Seagate were the premier …

Don’t Let Equipment Envy Hold Back Your Photography

One of the things I see people ask all the time is “What camera body should I buy?” This questions is subjective as everyone will give you a different answer and usually with some sort of bias. “Oh buy the Canon 5D Mark IV or the Sony A7RIII or Nikon D800” or whatever. The reason why I say the answers you get will be biased is everyone will answer you based on their favorite camera. And they will tell you things like, “You need this camera because it has 90 focus points and 65 of them are Cross-Type”. Who cares, …

EyeEm, A Great Photography Site

So I know it’s been a while since I have made a new post and I apologize, I have been really slammed with work and school. In today’s post I want to talk about a great photography site for sharing and even selling your photos. The website is http://www.eyeem.com. This site is based in Germany and seems to be a really great place to upload and share your photos and even put them in their marketplace to sell them as well. I have been on EyeEm for about 3 years now and although I am not getting rich, I have sold …

Light Painting

So I am working on finishing my Bachelors in Digital Photography and for the last 5.5 weeks one of my classes has been Special Topics 1, which has been all about Light Painting. Light Painting is all about doing long exposures at night and then using a light source to “paint” into your photo. Although I love shooting long exposures, I had never tried light painting before this class and you can create some beautiful images with this technique but it takes a LOT of practice especially if you want to write out words in your images. You have to …

New iPhone 8 Plus Portrait Mode with Lighting

So not too many weeks ago Apple released it’s new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus phones as a replacement for the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus and also announced the iPhone X, which released on November 3rd. You might remember back in my Feb 17, 2017 post. I talked about the new Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 plus, well Apple has stepped up it’s game with the new iPhone 8 Plus. In this new iPhone, Apple enhanced their Shallow Depth of Field algorithm to make your portraits even more amazing considering it’s not a DSLR, but they also added some …

Canon’s New 6D Mark II

Back in November of 2012 Canon released the original EOS 6D which was a nice 20.2 Megapixel full frame camera with a retail price of around $2,000. I bought the original 6D and loved the camera dearly, even though it was considered an entry level full frame camera body with a plastic upper housing to allow it’s built in WiFi and GPS to function. Even though it was limited to only 11-point autofocus sensors with 1 cross type sensor in center (x-type is sensitive down to −3 EV), I really loved the camera for it’s WiFi and GPS abilities which allowed the …