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Recording a Concert with a GoPro Hero4

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Latest, Tips and Tricks, Videography | 14 comments

I recently shot a concert in Pittsburgh using a GoPro Hero4 Black. This is what I learned…

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A Transforming Lens: Sketches from Photographs – An Adult Coloring Book

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Latest, Photography | 0 comments

“A Transforming Lens: Sketches from Photographs” – the coloring book I’ve been working on for months! The coloring book features photos I’ve taken over the years, converted into sketches for you to color in. Order now for just 10!

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Sony A7 Settings are Stuck? Here’s a Possible Fix

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Tips and Tricks | 7 comments

I had a problem recently where my Sony A7R would continually revert back to the settings I had used a week prior, no matter what I did. Not only that, but the camera would take forever to turn on, similar to how the camera acts when you replace the batteries. If you also have this problem, I figured out the fix, but you won’t like it…

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Using the Canon 40mm Pancake Lens with a Sony A7

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Latest, Product Reviews, Tips and Tricks | 4 comments

A quick rundown of using a Canon 40mm Pancake Lens on the Sony A7 line of cameras. How well did it fare? Read this post to find out!

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Review: Meike Battery Grip for the Sony A7R

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Product Reviews, Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

A review of the Meike battery grip for the Sony A7R, a less expensive alternative to the official Sony version. How does it stack up? Find out here!

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Sony A7 or Canon 5D – Which is Better for You?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Product Reviews, Tips and Tricks | 2 comments

Wondering if you should buy a Canon or a Sony full frame camera? This post is for you!

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Why I love the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest, Product Reviews, Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

Why I love the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod: portability, durability, usability and price! This is a must-have piece of photo gear that travels with me wherever I take my camera.

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Dynamic Linking: Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2014

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

Did you know you can import complete After Effects comps directly to Premiere, then have every change made to the After Effects comp automatically reflected within Premiere without any rendering? Or have a Premiere Pro sequence dynamically linked within After Effects, with every change made in Premiere automatically reflected in After Effects with no rendering? All of this is possible by using Dynamic Linking.

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Using a Canon Speedlite Flash with a Sony A7

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Latest, Photography, Tips and Tricks | 23 comments

Can you use a Canon Speedlite (such as the 580EX II) with a Sony A7? Yes! Here’s how!

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Morgantown, WV Snow – March 2015

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Latest, Photography | 0 comments

Just when we thought we’d seen the last of winter here in Morgantown, WV, we got slammed with about a foot of snow. It was a perfect opportunity to go out and get some nice winter shots.

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Slowing Down High Frame Rate GoPro Video

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Tips and Tricks, Tutorials | 0 comments

Various methods for slowing down high frame rate GoPRo video. Software used includes GoPro Studio 2.5 and Adobe Premiere CC 2014.

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Amazon Cloud Drive’s Unlimited Photo Storage

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Tips and Tricks, Tutorials | 13 comments

Why you need to start using Amazon Cloud Drive for unlimited photo storage right now!

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Shooting Video of a Dance Recital: Lessons Learned

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Tips and Tricks, Videography | 16 comments

I recently shot video and sold DVDs of a dance recital, and I thought I’d share some of the lessons learned from the experience. My hope is that this post helps anyone who might be getting into this particular type of videography.

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