Basics of Exposing with a Grad ND Filter

In simple terms, a neutral density (ND) filter cuts down on the light hitting your sensor. A full ND reduces exposure over the entire frame while a graduated (grad) ND reduces exposure over some of the scene. This post will go over how to set your exposure when using...

Preparing for the ArtWalk

This Friday is the monthly ArtWalk in Murphy, North Carolina, put on by the Valley River Arts Guild. I’ve had the opportunity to display my work for the past two months at two restaurants. Tonight, I’ll be displaying my work in the Appalachian Outfitters,...

ND Filters

One of the newest additions to my ever-growing bag of gear is a set of Neutral Density (ND) filters. The graduated (grad) ND filters are used to darken bright areas of the scene, evening out the exposure. Full ND filters allow you to darken the entire frame to get a...

Ten Tricks to Optimize Your Camera’s Features

Here are ten tricks you can use to optimize your camera by using features you didn’t know about or didn’t know how they worked! These menu images apply to a Canon T2i, but any Canon or even Nikon DSLR will have similar options within its own menus. 1....

The 50mm 1.8

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 is a lens anyone with a camera should own. Although there are higher priced versions of the 50mm like the 1.4 and 1.2, the 1.8 is available to a much larger audience with its price of around $120. Why is the 50mm 1.8 such a great lens for...