Desert Island Photography Bag

If you were to be trapped on a desert island or shipped off to a remote location, what are the top five items you would carry in your photography bag? For the purposes of this exercise, pretend that all of your food, clothing, and shelter needs will be taken care of so you don’t have […]

Memorial Day

All gave some. Some gave all. Today, we honor those who have paid the price for our freedom. Today is Memorial Day in the United States. While many take today to barbeque, get together with their families, and enjoy the warming weather, it is also a day of remembrance for all who fought and died […]

Making the Game of Thrones

Over the past few years, the Game of Thrones has become something of a topic for water-cooler discussion. Based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, the HBO television show has gone from being a fan-only following to a cultural sensation. Both the books and the shows have strong followings […]

Bullet-Time…With Only One Camera!

One of the most memorable innovations in the cinema in recent history that led to a complete break-through in filming was the “bullet-time” effect from The Matrix. Most of you have probably seen the scenes where this effect was used — the most notable one being the scene where Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Agent Smith […]

Historical Photography: Capturing the Essence of Americana

The United States is filled with places that are beautiful for their scenery, their majesty, and their history. Every year, thousands upon thousands of visitors flock to different sites to look in wonder upon the works of man or nature or to stop and take in a room where some momentous event took place: the […]

Science and Photography: Capturing the Natural World

Most people think of photography as something of an art form and, to a great extent, it is. Photography is about capturing the essence of a particular moment. There are many different branches and ways of practicing photography. Some of the most well-known are portrait photography and wedding photography — disciplines that capture a single […]

Introducing the World’s Smallest and Lightest Superzoom from Sony

Just a short time ago, Sony unveiled the latest in its Cyber-shot line-up: the Sony Cyber-shot HX50V. This new camera comes with an impressive 30x optical zoom and an advanced 20.4 MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor. Weighing in at a tick over 9 ounces, this camera is the smallest and lightest superzoom on the […]

Mother’s Day Is Coming

Today is the first of May which means that the flowers are blooming, the weather is warming, the sun is shining and Mother’s Day is coming. And with that statement, the rush of panic begins for many people. Mothers can be notoriously difficult to shop for. Even though they’d love anything from their children or […]