Photography Archive

Unique Cinderella Castle Photos – Part 2

Disney’s castles may not be as grandiose and historically significant as the “real” castles in Europe…but the ones in Europe aren’t surrounded by theme parks, so I’d say advantage: Disney. All castles, however, are surrounded by fantasy lands…because only the kind of person who is a bit ‘removed from reality’ builds themselves a castle to

Christmas Photography Tips

We’re often asked what camera settings need to be used for Christmas photography, and it’s no surprise why. Christmas is arguably the best time of the year for photography. Lights everywhere, photo ops galore, family and friends around to be unwitting models–it has all the trappings of a photogenic time of year, regardless of what

Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Review

This review features real world sample photos from the Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 fisheye (which is also sold under Samyang, Bower, Pro-Optic brands), my thoughts on the lens, and side-by-side comparison images to the Zenitar 16mm and Rokinon 8mm fisheye lenses. This is the new full frame fisheye built by Samyang Optics, and while it is

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Review

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens is the latest Sigma “Art” line, and it doesn’t disappoint. This review covers the strengths and weaknesses of the lens, with sample photos that I’ve shot with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens on my Nikon D810, plus a summary of why I won’t be purchasing the lens despite

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Lens Review

The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens has a bit of a cult following (especially for Disney photography), with many people contending that it outperforms its Canon and Nikon counterparts. It has been so popular that Sigma re-released the lens as part of its new “Art” line in 2013. I haven’t owned the “Art” version (nor do