Photography Archive

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,

Ultra Wide Angle Lens Guide

Trying to choose the right ultra wide angle lens for you? This post compares and contrasts the most popular options for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, and weighs the pros and cons of each, including price, sharpness, size, field of view, distortion, and several other factors that will–or should–impact your decision when choosing an ultra wide

How to Photograph Fireworks

In honor of this weekend’s Independence Day holiday (good luck to everyone braving the crowds at Walt Disney World!), this post offers a how to guide for photographing fireworks! This is one of the most intimidating types of photography to beginners, but it’s really easy to learn once you understand the basics and spend some

Disney Night Photos WITHOUT A Tripod

Many people want great night photos from the Disney parks, but carrying a tripod is either impractical or impossible for them. For this post, I share some tripod alternatives. Since I have a minor “rant” at the end about recent rumors of Disney banning tripods, I’ll skip my normal prefatory remarks, and cut to the

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens Review

The Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 is an ultra wide angle lens that’s great for full frame photographers on a budget. “Full frame photographer on a budget” is sort of an oxymoron, but I think there are a lot of good reasons why full frame photographers might be budget-minded, at least with some lenses. In this review,

My Photography Philosophy

The internet, much like a Jack Handey novel, is full of one-liner deep thoughts. I often share my own photography deep thoughts (or hot takes, as the case may be) on social media, in discussions with other Disney photographers. In this post, I thought I’d give a little more exposition than 140-characters, and elaborate upon