latest post

  • Renting from
    Prior to a planned visit to Road America in for the Tudor / Continental sports car races this August, I decided to rent a telephoto lens so my son and I could each have a lens to shoot during the...
Welcome! Whether you’re interested in viewing my work or learning to improve your own work, I hope you’ll find something here for you.

Popular Reviews

  • Budget tripod shootout, part 1

    Pro photography equipment is expensive — this shouldn’t be a news flash if you’ve shopped for gear for more than twelve seconds.  For real pros, it’s a no-brainer to buy the best equipment available.  The high-end stuff from most manufacturers tends to be remarkably reliable, durable, and it offers the best possible performance.  If you’re making a living from photography, Continue Reading...

    Read more
  • A PC for photo editing

    From time to time, I’ve seen “what kind of PC should I get” threads on various message boards, so hopefully there’s some interest in this.  I’m currently in the middle of building a replacement for my old Core 2 Quad system — pretty much from the ground up.  Here’s the shopping list, along with a couple notes about why I Continue Reading...

    Read more
  • Budget tripod shootout, part 2

    In Part 1 of this shootout, I previewed the three tripods I’m comparing and discussed some things I’ll be looking at in all three.  Part 1 also covered the Velbon CX-300 — a typical “big box” store tripod that’s better than nothing, but just barely.  As a reminder, if you’re just getting started looking at tripods, Tripod Shopping 101 might Continue Reading...

    Read more