Tough Mudder 2013, Kansas

Tough Mudder 2013, Kansas

[notice]Tips for Photographing a Tough Mudder are listed at the end of this post.[/notice] Last weekend I completed the hardest challenge I have ever set myself up for, the 2013 Tough Mudder in Topeka Kansas.  However, this is a challenge that I absolutely could not...
Super Moon Tomorrow!

Super Moon Tomorrow!

Tomorrow night is the Super Moon!  Apparently it is the closest the moon will be to Earth all year.  What a great opportunity to go out and shoot for the Moon!  Alright, bad pun, I know, but I had to go there. Check out these tips to make shooting the moon easier than...
Snapsort.com

Snapsort.com

I am in the market for a new DSLR camera.  I want everything that my Olympus has not been.  High ISO, high dynamic range markings, and a wide variety of lenses to choose from.  Oh and did I fail to mention Full Frame instead of that 4/3 crop factor?  The truth is,...
30,000 Foot Photography

30,000 Foot Photography

When picking a seat on an airplane I will always take the window!  Not only is it the most comfortable spot to sleep, but you can get some awesome shots out that little porthole window. One time I was flying from California to Delaware and  I saw lightning off in the...

How to Photograph a Cave

Last week my wife and I went to the Lake of the Ozarks.  While there we took a stroll over to the Bridal Cave, thank goodness for Grandparents!  It would have been nice to take the wee man with us, but I fear it would have scared him. We had a great tour through the...
Shoot for the Moon!

Shoot for the Moon!

We recently had a pretty nice full moon here in the Midwest.  My wife went to take the trash out and quickly notified me of its presence.  I, of course, had to run and get my camera equipped with the 70-300 lens.  I started photographing the moon and realized, these...
Tips For Speed Light Macro Photography

Tips For Speed Light Macro Photography

I have been experimenting a lot lately with speed light macro photography and I can easily say, I am loving it!  Once you get the basics down and start popping off shots, it feels like every one of them is a money maker.  I am pretty excited to see the bottom of this...
Fixing HDR Night Skies

Fixing HDR Night Skies

So one thing I hate about long exposure photography is the noise that occurs in the black sky, even at ISO 100.  Now take that noise frustration and multiply it times 5 when working with HDR long exposures.  How do you fix it?  Do you sacrifice the awesome look of the...
Beginner’s Guide: F/Stops, EV’s and ISO’s

Beginner’s Guide: F/Stops, EV’s and ISO’s

One thing that took me forever to understand and use appropriately were f/stops.  I couldn’t wrap my head around how f/stops affected my images.  After years of shooting in Auto mode (go ahead throw tomatoes at me) I decided to figure out this whole f/stop...

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