New Camera Jitters

New camera

Did you just get a new camera? If it’s an upgrade to a camera brand you’ve used before it won’t be hard to transition into the newer model. But, if it’s a completely new system, like going from dSLR to mirrorless — you’ve probably got the new camera jitters! It’s time to get into the […]

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How to Clean your Camera Sensor

clean camera sensor

In this post I’ve got two videos showing you how to get a clean camera sensor – even one with lots of dirt stuck to it. A dirty camera sensor is the one of the most frustrating things, because often you don’t notice it until you’ve taken a lot of photos – like on a holiday. I’ve been there! […]

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Photography as a Gift


When I wrote the course Take a Break: Photography for Self-care, I began the lesson Photography as a Gift with a google search of the word generosity.  I hoped to inspire our students to not only take photos for themselves but to give prints, cards, and photo books as gifts and to see their photography as an extension […]

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PhotoScan App review and demo


I tested out Google’s PhotoScan app, recently. I’m not a fan of flatbed scanning photos. If I want copies of photos, I use my camera and set up copy stand lighting. But that takes a lot of time and some extra lighting gear too. Not everyone has all that. I’ve tested the PhotoScan app on an iPhone 6s, […]

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Photo Lab Printing

photo lab test image

Not long ago, photo lab printing was a huge part of your photography process. You shot a roll of film, dropped it off at the lab, and one to 24 hours later, you picked up  your prints. But then digital happened. And then social media happened. And mobile phones with high resolution cameras happened. And now most […]

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This $20 plastic X-Grip will help you take better action shots

skater photo

When I started shooting skateboarding photos and videos I realized that the conventional way of looking through the viewfinder, even a nice articulating viewfinder like on my Lumix GX8, just wasn’t ideal. If the video does not display, please use this link: I needed something that would be easier to follow the skaters with. […]

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365: One photo per day for one year

You may have seen photos numbered XXX/365 and wondered what that means. 365 is a photography challenge that requires posting one photo per day for an entire year. Why do a 365? Motivation.  Photography is a skill as well as an art.  To get better, practice. Discipline. Can you do it? As a record. A […]

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