personal photography projects & goals for 2015

personal photography projects & goals for 2015

personal photography projects & goals for 2015

With photography technology and trends changing more and more rapidly, something like a 5-yr business plan would be tough to draw up. Be successful and be awesome! That's about as far as you can aim ahead of you as a photographer. Still, as we enter a new year, it's as good a time as any to consider a forward-going  Read more inside...

slideshow: favorite wedding photos of 2014

favorite wedding photos 2014 slideshow

slideshow: favorite wedding photos of 2014

2014 was an incredible year with so much happening. I traveled around the north-eastern parts of the USA to photograph weddings - Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I even had the wonderful opportunity to travel abroad, where I photographed a wedding in Australia! Of course my photography  Read more inside...

best & worst photography purchases of 2014

best & worst photography purchases of 2014

best & worst photography purchases of 2014

Looking back every year, I'm sure you too are happy with some of your purchases you made in photography, whether gear or software or website related. Purchases that you love and made a difference to you as a photographer. But similarly there are also those purchases you regret. What was I thinking? I should've done my  Read more inside...

lighting and design: (de)-constructing a photograph

lighting and design in photography: (de)-constructing an image

lighting and design in photography: (de)-constructing an image

For me, Design in photography relates to the way an image is constructed at the time of shooting. Composition and content. Lighting. Every element which forms part of a successful and eye-catching photograph. Some of the elements in the photograph are pre-visualized, some of it a kind of serendipity that  Read more inside...

review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 vs Canon and Nikon

review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 vs Canon and Nikon

review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4  vs  Canon and Nikon

Even when taking photography only slightly seriously, you'll have come up against the legendary name, Zeiss. Renowned for innovations in optical designs that helped shape the history of photography, the Zeiss brand name is also synonymous with precision engineered lenses and impeccable attention to build quality. With  Read more inside...

Boudoir Photography tutorial: five top-selling images & quick posing tips

Boudoir Photography tutorial: top-selling images

Boudoir Photography tutorial: five top-selling images & quick posing tips

Posing women in boudoir portraits is both an art form and a learned skill. Women are by nature sensitive about perceived body flaws. Expert posing aimed at highlighting her favorite features (and downplaying others) can make or break her experience and love of her photos—and ultimately your  Read more inside...

Wedding reception lighting with one flash

Wedding reception lighting with one flash

The last wedding of the year just behind me, I want to use one of my favorite images to touch again on the recent topic of high-ISO bounce flash with on-camera speedlight. I want to show that the results aren't a fluke - but that with a consistent approach to bounce flash photography, you can get consistent results. However,  Read more inside...

review: high-ISO performance – Nikon 750 vs Nikon D4S / D4 / D810 / D610

review: high-ISO performance – Nikon 750 vs Nikon D4S / D4 / D810 / D610

With the initial quick test of the Nikon D750 high-ISO noise performance, I was quite impressed. But it really is only in comparison to other cameras that we can see how good it is. With that, I took 5 of the current full-frame Nikon DSLRs to compare them against each other to see their high-ISO  Read more inside...

review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens

review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens

The moment you hold the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens (affiliate) in your hand, you know it is a serious lens. It is hefty. It feels like quality. It just feels like they took craftsman-like care in designing and manufacturing this lens! Sigma has somehow turned their image around from being just a third-party  Read more inside...