Photography Archive

What’s In My Camera Bag?

I have a not-so-shocking confession: I love cameras and photography gear. When I open up a box with a new photography toy, I’m like a child on Christmas morning; when I finally visited the B&H Supercenter in New York recently, I was like a kid in a candy shop (although, oddly enough, the thing I

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 OS Macro Lens Review

This post reviews the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro lens, which is Sigma’s newest macro lens, replacing a few other versions of this lens with the new alphabet soup version. This lens is compatible with full frame and crop sensor DSLRs and presents a great alternative to first party Canon and Nikon

DIY Custom Bokeh in the Disney Parks

It’s Christmas-time, and that means lights galore! Lights galore plus a prime lens means crazy light bokeh. Here’s a fun way you can add a twist to your Christmas light bokeh photos: custom bokeh! All you need to make this, besides a camera and some lights, is some black construction paper/card stock, a straight-edge craft

Using Prime Lenses at Disney

Prime lenses are fixed-focal length lenses that don’t zoom. While most of the photos I post here on the blog are taken with wide angle lenses, I also really enjoy using prime lenses in the parks for the way they can isolate a subject and for their overall sharpness. Prime lenses are great “storytelling” lenses,

Sony QX100 Review

The Sony QX100 and QX10 are first-of-their-kind “lenses” for camera phones that interface with smart phones, effectively using their screen as the camera’s interface. The higher-end QX100 offers the same 20MP 1-inch sensor and fast f/1.8 Zeiss zoom lens for the best image quality of any point and shoot camera. The 18.2MP sensor in the

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 Lens Review

The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM is a kit lens upgrade. A slightly faster lens with more range and better image quality. As part of the “Contemporary” line, it’s one of the ‘new-look’ Sigma lenses, and its overall and build quality support this designation. As far as these new lines go, it’s another

Nikon D3200 Review

Our Nikon D3200 review includes specs and sample photos, plus comparisons to other DSLR cameras so you can determine whether the Nikon D3200 crop sensor digital camera is right for you. For those unfamiliar with the Nikon D3200, it’s an entry level DSLR. Spec-wise, the D3200 is fairly impressive given its small size and price.

Disney Dreams! Viewing & Photography Tips

Disney Dreams! is Disneyland Paris’ newest nighttime spectacular, and although it is absolutely gorgeous, it’s a beast to photograph. The show simultaneously has fire, fireworks, projections, lasers, and fountains–all of which call for different shutter speeds and exposures for an even or technically perfect photo, making it literally impossible to capture photos of some scenes