The week between the Christmas and New Year holiday is generally a quiet one in the downtown Roanoke region. Save a few local residents enjoying the week off, along with a few stragglers already back at work (such as myself), the normally busy streets and alleyways can provide a veritable wealth of stoic charm and tranquility. Read more
As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world of its own.
This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but even more so in regard to the patience and practice needed to produce a clear and consistent result.
In this article, we’ll explore a technique known as reverse lens macro and consider one economical approach to producing amazing close-up images by using a simple reverse ring adapter and a manually-operated lens. Read more
Of the billions of images to be found online today, can your own be properly identified as such? In this video, we’ll explore how to give yourself the credit you deserve in a single click by way of Metadata Templates in Adobe Bridge.
Colorful afternoon walk with the camera and Chase along the Murray Run green way at Fishburn Park (Roanoke VA) on the first day of Autumn, just as the leaves begin to change and cover the ground in a blanket of brown, yellow and red. Love how the colors contrast with the rich late-summer greens.. Read more
If you’re interested in adding smooth motion, cinematic video production to your skill set, the newly-released DJI Osmo is a must-have piece for the gear bag. As excellent as this tool is for FPV and interview work, adding a few key accessories can help take your creative vision to the next level.
In this tutorial, we’ll jump in and take a hands-on look at a couple of game-changing add-ons.
To the untrained eye, watching a farrier shoe a horse is a fascinating event to behold. The horse either loves it or hates it, and it takes a special breed to take on such a potentially risky task. Read more