The Photographers Guide to Drones – by Colin Smith...

Per a recent survey, drones were one of the most anticipated Christmas gifts this year, and from the look of store shelves, Santa made a lot of deliveries. So, what’s next?  A flight to infinity and beyond?  Well, hopefully you’ll stay in range of the controller, so, infinity is out. But, just about everything else is fair game, and The Photographer’s Guide to Drones by Colin Smith, (ISBN: 978-1-68198-114-7)  is here to make sure you get the most of your new device. The Photographers Guide to Drones Starting from the beginning, you need to learn your drone’s range of operation.  Many are just 100-300 feet from where you stand. Unless you...

Pack these four for ...

With summer upon us, vacation roadtrips are inevitable, so here’s a couple pair of novel ideas that will keep the kids happy and contented as the travel wears on. Pinblock You’re undoubtedly familiar with Legos, but there’s a new game in town and it’ll keep the kids busy for hours. Called...

Here’s a quick...

A short-course in how to shoot like the pros Tired of surfing the web for “how-to-recipes” on improving your photos? Do you want your photos to be those that amaze your friends and flatter your subjects? Does it seem like just too much work to read the manual, but you really want...

The HDR Book by Rafa...

Unlocking the pros’hottest post-processing techniques – a book review There’s no better feeling for a photographer than to havepeople gush over your photo, suggesting you submit it to National Geographic,or better yet, asking if they could buy it. Unfortunately, most of your shotsdon’t get...

Remote Exposure R...

Some of the most dramatic landscape photos are those takenin the mountains. Since the majority of the population has never hiked orclimbed to an actual mountaintop, those views are often the most compelling. Ifyou are actually planning such a climb, you want to bring back the best...

Microsoft Excel Func...

As vacation time approaches, the normal thing to do is toplan the vacation budget. Ever since Lotus 1-2-3 bit the dust, Microsoft Excelis the de-facto program you’ll probably use. But, similar to Photoshop, Excelis one of those programs where you probably only use 10% of its...

The Why Café – a boo...

When I travel solo, I love “little books.”  You know the kind – 100 to 200 pages and small enough to stick in a jacket pocket.  I like knowing that by the end of the trip, for sure I’ll have been able to finish the book. When I traveled from Cleveland to Columbus this week for the...

Book Review – Why Ph...

52 Great Images: Who made them, what makes them special and WHY.  That’s the subtitle for Why Photographs Work and it really sums up the book. If you’ve ever wanted to increase your appreciation of good photography, this book is an excellent place to start. The Cleveland Art museum has...

Book Review – The Ar...

There are many ways to improve your photography. Most take years and many are hit-or-miss. If you want to move quickly to the front of the class, you’d do well to spend some time with this newest release from Bruce Barnbaum.  Having spent years combing through photo books at the...

Push reset – two way...

Professional photographers are often on deadline, and complete each project as quickly as possible. Photographic artists on the other hand, have the luxury of planning projects that can last weeks, months or even years. Two of these artists, Harald Mante and Richard Nagler, have created...

The Wild Side of Pho...

Most every photographer loves to have people compliment them on their pictures. But, let’s face it, not every picture is compliment worthy. The world is full of way too many boring photos. Cyrill Harnischmacher is out to change that in his newest book The Wild Side Of Photography. This is not...

Crossing the Heart of Africa – a book review Jan19

Crossing the Heart o...

Taking an incredibly long and dangerous journey is for most people, something to daydream about. Hiking through wild jungles, trying to communicate with unfriendly natives and avoiding crippling diseases is not an endeavor to be taken lightly. To plan it three or four months before your...