Photo Tips & Gear

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The latest photography gear and tips on how to use it.

Photographing Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

Photographing sunrise at the Grand Canyon can be a challenging affair, and it takes many elements coming together to create a successfully image. I like to start with a location that allows me to have overlapping features in the landscape and a foreground that can catch some golden light. Next, having some clouds definitely helps, but we still need a gap [...]

Photographing Sunrise at the Grand Canyon 2017-11-01T15:21:41+00:00

Gear Review: Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW

Over the past several years, myself and other photographers have had the opportunity to share with Lowepro our thoughts on camera bag designs and convey what we need in the way of a photo trekking pack. A few of the things that have been at the top of my wish list have been packs that [...]

Gear Review: Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW 2014-02-13T15:43:15+00:00

Gear Review: Lowepro S&F Series Filter Pouch 100

Do you use the large 4″x6″ graduated neutral density filters? If so , then you may want to take a look at Lowepro’s Street & Field Series Filter Pouch 100. This filter pouch can hold up to 10 4″x4″ or 4″x6″ filters. This is a working pouch that makes it easy to organize and protect [...]

Gear Review: Lowepro S&F Series Filter Pouch 100 2015-02-11T09:15:39+00:00

Safety for Nature Photographers

Many years ago, shortly after I was bit by the photography bug, my wife, Sally, and I hired a photography guide to lead us into the desert for a photo tour of the remote canyon country of the American Southwest. It was our first such adventure and was very exciting for a couple of people [...]

Safety for Nature Photographers 2017-11-10T13:47:40+00:00

San Francisco de Asis Church

San Francisco de Asis Church ~ rising from the shadows. A few days ago I set out to photograph San Francisco de Asis Church in the village of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. The goal of the evening was simply to practice using my Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II tilt-shift lens on an architectural subject [...]

San Francisco de Asis Church 2013-03-09T12:13:29+00:00

Processing for A Hot Summer Day

I wanted to share an image I made with a student on a recent workshop here in Taos, New Mexico. This scene was created at a new location that has recently been added to my photography workshop line-up. My processing goal with this image was to convey a sense of warmth, which doesn’t always come [...]

Processing for A Hot Summer Day 2013-03-09T12:19:40+00:00

Lightroom 3 book by Nat Coalson

It’s no secret that I use a computer to process, sort and catalog my library of images. About two years ago I began a transition from Adobe Photoshop to Adobe Lightroom to better manage my workflow. Photoshop has, and continues to serve me well, but it is not optimized for photographers, despite the name. I [...]

Lightroom 3 book by Nat Coalson 2015-02-11T09:17:25+00:00

Great Sand Dunes & Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Medano Creek, Great Sand Dunes National Park I finally had an opportunity to get out and shoot with the Nikon 14-24mm lens in a real world environment. This wasn’t so much a “scientific” test and evaluation of the Nikon as it was a hit and run visit to introduce my mother, visiting from San [...]

Great Sand Dunes & Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 2013-03-09T12:21:11+00:00