Photography Columns

Review: The Phototools Table Top Photo Kit

I have to admit that after reviewing many of the products from Phototools which is exclusive to Samy’s, I am amazed at the thought of detail and the build of the various photographic products...
Petersen Automotive Museum

Two Zeiss Touit Reviews For The Price Of One

Let me just start with this that immediately comes to mind: Zeiss...man...Zeiss!!! Zeiss is almost Godlike in the world of glass.  Zeiss lenses have long been my choice of glass for my own professional...
What Doesn't Kill You

What Doesn’t Make You Stronger Kills You by Thann Clark

What Doesn’t Make you Stronger, Kills You. What you should know about critiques.   Anyone attempting anything creative has to face criticism.  Whether you are seeking an informed opinion, or dealing with online comments, the words can sting. ...

Put a Little Light on the Subject: GODOX Review

Photography comes from the Greeks - the word meaning drawing with light. Of course, it was over a millennia when Kodak, Fuji, Ilford, and all the others introduced their light sensitive materials that required...

Review: Sigma SD Quattro H Has The “Wow” Factor

The Sigma SD Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera is a highly unique APS-H sensor mirrorless camera designed with the Foveon Quattro sensor. This sensor is renowned for its incredible image quality and color fidelity and produces...
New Orleans Travel Photography

New Orleans Travel Photography Tips

There's something so special about New Orleans - it's both haunting and quite charming. It's old and spooky by also holds a special place in my heart because there really is nothing quite like...
Robert Frank The Americans

Robert Frank’s The Americans Review

A powerful photograph can change our lives and help us better realize who we are and the world we live in. By defining and immortalizing a moment so indelibly and with great skill the...
ZEISS OTUS 55MM

Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4 Lens Review

I recently had the opportunity to test and play with the brand new Zeiss Otus 55mm / 1.4 lens. This lens has been noted as one of the sharpest lens' ever created. This caught...
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 Lens Review

There's that dynamic duo again. Legendary Leica and Panasonic are a photographic marriage made in heaven and they are together again in the form of the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 lens. With this...
contrast and color

Directing The Eye Part 2 – Contrast And Color

The visual elements that direct the eye are: Contrast, Color, Focus, and Size (balance). Contrast and Color are two elements you have control over during the shooting process and in post. In this article...