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3 Steps to Becoming an Early Riser for Sunrise Photography

Man, this is something I struggle with. Deeply. Do you know what I mean? That sound of the alarm ringing at 5:30 a.m., or maybe 4:00 a.m. in the summer months? The sound of the pinging phone is literally painful. It bounces around in… Continue Reading “3 Steps to Becoming an Early Riser for Sunrise Photography”

The only benefit to the RF 70-200 f/4L is the Size

After the announcement of the RF version of one of my favorite lenses, I couldn’t help but be incredibly excited about the prospect of further improvements on an already excellent zoom. It seemed like it took an eternity, but with the recent shipment of… Continue Reading “The only benefit to the RF 70-200 f/4L is the Size”

What is the best Canon camera for landscape photography in 2021?

Still the King – the 5DSR. If you’re looking for the ultimate landscape camera, here’s why you should choose this body even in 2021. Unmatched resolution and detail sharpness I know claiming the 5DSR is still the best may be a bit of a… Continue Reading “What is the best Canon camera for landscape photography in 2021?”

Is it worth heading outside in the rain?

Is it worth heading outside in the rain?

How to Select the perfect tripod

One of the more challenging things I’ve had to consider in the past year has been deciding how to choose the perfect tripod. There’s so many options out there that it truly can be overwhelming. In my case as an avid hiker and landscape… Continue Reading “How to Select the perfect tripod”

Final gear change in my landscape kit for 2021

After stumbling across the best deal I’d ever seen on a slightly used Canon 5DSR, I ended up re-evaluating whether or not I actually needed three camera bodies. I’d never had more than just my trusty Canon R before June of 2020 when I… Continue Reading “Final gear change in my landscape kit for 2021”

Evaluating and Embracing 2020

We’ve all been living through one heck of a year. What in the world do we do today as photographers in this new, upside down world we find ourselves living in? I took a glance back at my resolutions for 2020 this morning (mistake),… Continue Reading “Evaluating and Embracing 2020”

Have you ever heard of freezing fog?

I know that I haven’t. Even after years of living in Pennsylvania, I’d never heard of the phenomenon where fog rolls through and literally frosts everything in its path. And yet on my cross country road trip in December 2020, I found myself face… Continue Reading “Have you ever heard of freezing fog?”

The Six Reasons why I bought a 5dsr for landscape photography in 2020

Yes – I get it. It’s a 5 year old camera body model. Isn’t that well into obsolescence territory by now, especially with the recent release of the Canon R5? No! Maybe I’m eating my own words a bit after writing about how I… Continue Reading “The Six Reasons why I bought a 5dsr for landscape photography in 2020”

Image Stabilization vs. Tripod Sharpness

If you’ve ever used a lens with Image Stabilization (or Optical Stabilization, or Vibration Reduction, etc…), you’re probably well aware of the magical ability to hand hold your camera and achieve a clear shot at what seems like an unbelievable shutter speed. The first… Continue Reading “Image Stabilization vs. Tripod Sharpness”