Aperture Priority

Aperture Priority

I first learned that it was acceptable to use the aperture priority setting on my cameras in photojournalism school. My classmates and I were actually given assignments to only shoot in our camera’s A or AV setting, and to “resist the temptation of having full manual...
Big Photographs, Bigger Cameras

Big Photographs, Bigger Cameras

What served as aircraft hanger for United States Marine Corps F/A-18 fighter jets in Irvine, California would end up becoming the world’s biggest pinhole camera and capture The Guinness Book of World Records largest print photograph to date. The size of such a...
Adapt A Lens

Adapt A Lens

Collecting dust on a waist high table beneath a window in my bedroom is 50-year-old Pentax lens that is currently functioning as a paperweight. The lens is used but seemed to be in working condition at a focal of 28-55mm at F2.8. Why not use it? An adapter was needed,...
Press Photo of the Year 2015 II

Press Photo of the Year 2015 II

How does one win the most prestigious award in photojournalism? In 1955, a group of Dutch photographers and photojournalists organized a contest to display their work to colleagues all over the world. The contest would eventually be labeled as The World Press Photo...

The Thirty Dollar Lens

In photography you get what you pay for. For good reason, photographers are often hesitant when looking into gear with a MADE IN CHINA label attached to the product. So, who would not feel cautious when buying a brand new lens for under $100.00 USD? What about a brand...
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