Photography Archive

Disney Monorail Photography Tips

Every serious Disney photographer has spent their share of time waiting…and waiting…for a monorail. In fact, one of the maxims of Disney photography is that if you are waiting to photograph a monorail, one will not show up, and if you don’t have your camera out as you pass a track, one will fly by

Nikon D850 Review

This real-world Nikon D850 review features photos I’ve taken with the new camera, and my insights after using the camera in the field. The words “best camera ever” and other superlatives are being thrown around a lot when describing the Nikon D850, and part of my focus in this review will be some thoughts on

Pandora – World of Avatar Photo Tips

Pandora – World of Avatar instantly became one of the most photogenic lands in Walt Disney World when it opened at Animal Kingdom this summer. Despite how beautiful it looks, it can also be one of the most frustrating lands for photography. Aside from our free eBook, Pandora Expedition Guide, I’ve pretty much refrained from

8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens Review

This real-world Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens review features sample photos and my opinions of this budget lens that is sold under multiple names (Rokinon, Samyang, Bower, Pro-Optic), all of which are made by Samyang Optics. Rokinon is the most common brand-name for the lens in the US, so I’m going to refer to this lens

Fiber-optic Photo Fun at Epcot

The fiber-optics in the pavement in Future World at Epcot are one of my typical go-tos for Walt Disney World night photography. Like a raccoon drawn to shiny objects, I can’t help but photograph…the ground. Even though it’s “just” the ground, there are so many interesting ways to photograph the pavement. On this particular evening,

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Lens Review

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is the world’s first constant aperture f/1.8 zoom lens. In this review of the revolutionary Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 crop sensor lens, we’ll cover its real world performance, along with a number of sample photos, and a recommendation for the types of photographers for whom this lens might suit best. This lens

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art Lens Review

This Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art review covers the strengths and weaknesses of this new lens based on my real world use, with sample photos that I’ve shot with it in the field. Once again, Sigma pushed the envelope with this lens…at least on paper, as there is nothing else like it. In this review, we’ll

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Review

The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens is the Chuck Norris of wide angle lenses. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s the Chuck Norris+Jack Bauer+James Bond+whatever other badass you can think of, all rolled into one, in lens form. This lens is the reason I upgraded to a full frame camera, and if you enjoy wide angle photography,