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Low Light Band Photography

For low light band photography, any DSLR will do, but you will need a certain type of lens.  A fast one with Read More

Environmental Portraiture with Archers

Today we’re going to go in depth about Environmental Portraiture and we’re going to use our archery friends as subjects! How fun! Read More

Star Trail Photography

One of the coolest things that you can do with your digital SLR is capture the motion of the stars. No, we’re not talking Read More

Get Your Camera Out of Automatic Mode and into Manual

 Make Your Camera Work for You in 2 Steps

If your camera has a manual mode, and you are not using it, you are only using half the camera you paid for!  Unlock your camera’s full potential!

Get 1000% more control over your shots
Automatic mode exposes for your entire scene, not your subject
Why are you still reading this? Lets get started today!


A Crash Course on Manual Mode

Unlock your camera's full potential in a few minutes


Canon 17-40mm F4L Review

We’ve done a slew of aftermarket lens reviews in the wide angle category so we decided we to bring in the “standard” which the 3rd party lenses are compared to.  This is the venerable Canon 17-40mm F4L, first introduced in 2003.  It has been out for many years and has not been updated at all.  This has been around long before Sigma, Tokina or Tamron have been making even decent lenses.  For comparison, the Tokina 17-35mm F4 just came out in 2011.  Read More >

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Low Light Band Photography


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Canon 17-40mm F4L Review


The Venerable Canon 17-40mm F4L
We’ve done a slew of aftermarket lens reviews in the wide angle category so we decided we to bring in […]