Photography Archive

Choosing the Best Camera Bag for Travel

Buying the right camera bag for your DSLR and photography gear is about as difficult as buying the right tripod. In both cases, there’s a good chance you will quickly outgrow whatever you buy first, or realize what you’ve purchased doesn’t live up to your expectations. Trust me, I’ve gone through more camera bags than

Sigma 50-500mm Lens Review

The Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens is a telephoto superzoom with image stabilization and 10x zoom, which should make it a very versatile lens. I recently had the chance to test and review this lens out for a few days at Walt Disney World. On paper, it sounds like a great lens.

Best Underwater Cameras

With dozens of underwater cameras available, it’s tough to know which is the best option. With these underwater camera reviews, we examine options for a variety of budgets and needs, including point and shoots, DSLRs, and even iPhones. Whether you want to spend $15 on a case to make your current point and shoot suitable

Disney iPhoneography Tips

The robust iPhone camera, collection of apps, and accessories have all led to the rise of “iPhoneography,” a type of photography that allows anyone with an iPhone an expressive way to capture the art of their everyday lives. This beginner’s guide to iPhoneography at Walt Disney World and Disneyland provides iPhone-photographers with a list of

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Lens Review

The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens is the first in Sigma’s new “Art” line. And given that it’s superior to the Nikon 35mm f/1.4, what a first effort it is! This review will cover the strengths and weaknesses of the lens, with sample photos along the way that I’ve taken with the lens. I’ll

Choosing the Best Travel Tripod

Tripods are a great tool for quality night and low light photos, but when traveling, carrying a bulky tripod is generally not an option. This guide will help you choose the best travel tripod, and help you weigh the variables to determine which tripod might be best for you. Unfortunately, there are trade-offs with these

Instagram Disney Photos

Instagram is a fun way to quickly share photos from your phone, with the ability to push photos to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr, as well as “Like” and comment on photos directly in the Instragram app, meaning that there are lots of opportunities for social engagement via Instagram! A lot of people are sharing

Top 12 Disney Photos of 2012

Continuing the tradition of my “Top 11 Disney Photos of 2011” post of my best 2011 Disneyland and Walt Disney World photos, here are my best* 2012 Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland Paris photos. While I’m using the “clever” strategy of giving myself another slot on this list by making it correspond with the