All articles by Gevon Servo
Review: Samsung NX3000
The Samsung NX3000 has surprisingly versatile RAW files.
Photography is a cooperative craft at times. Sometimes you have to capture another person’s vision.
On the surface street photography can look easy. You go for a walk and take photos. I have learned enough to know there is a lot more to it.
They are the Volkswagen beetles of photography and just may be the best lenses for street photography.
Staying out of trouble with police as a photographer requires you to keep a couple of tips in mind and always be calm.
In all honesty it’s the perfect Sony A7 accessory for me. It was worth every penny, practical and adds a lot of functionality.
This is another lens that’s not for everyone, but it’s fantastic. It’s a minimalist lens with out all the modern bits.
Now when I forget to charge my batteries I plug-in my camera on a train or while taking a coffee break. This can all happen in my bag and the camera can stay out of sight while charging.
One of the biggest issues newer photographers have is access, but local free festivals provide an excellent opportunity for practice that doesn’t cost your soul.
Creating an image is similar to constructing a building. If you don’t get it right, you have to go back in and fix it.
I have used lens adapters on mirrorless cameras like the Panasonic GX7 and Olympus Ep1. They taught me that adapters were not that bad idea. When I made the decision to buy the Sony A7.
Sometimes the cheaper products aren’t worth purchasing in the first place.
When Facebook purchased Instagram I thought it was doomed. Luckily Facebook did not screw things up too much.
Over the years of developing my photography skills, one lesson stand out. Photography requires confidence.
The Nitz Strap is a strap that does a great job for an affordable price.
Nikon’s DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR may be the only lens you need.
It’s not about the amount of gear you have, it’s how you use it. Your back yard can hold a lot to photograph.
ThinkTank’s new Roller Derby camera bag is designed for photographers with an active lifestyle.
There are camera bags, and then there are camera bags with heritage and tradition. The Domke Chronicle Camera Bag falls under the latter.
The FZ1000 is meant to be a top end bridge camera for Panasonic–and this fact is clearly evident with the addition of 4k video recording capabilities.
After a lot of thought and a price decrease from Sony, I picked up an A7 with the 28-70mm kit lens. A few people had to pick up their jaws from the ground, so I figured I would explain my purchase.
The Helios-40-2 85mm f1.5 is a lens design from the sixties with loads of character. While it’s definitely not for everyone, it’s an affordable entry into the world of portrait lenses.
There are pros and cons to using manual focus. It’s an acquired taste. Somewhere in your photography life you will do it.
The Panasonic GX7 is a surprisingly likeable camera, even for die-hard DSLR users.
Like many of their other straps, it features durable polypropylene webbing, a rubber shoulder pad for comfort, and their special FastenR and ConnectR locks.
Sunny days are boring and hold little drama…
I know monopods are not meant to stand completely alone like tripods. It’s nice to have a little more flexibility though.
Here are some reason I think photographers should reconsider using camera shops more often.
Stephen Colbert went to town on Amazon for its recent seamless-white background patent.
You may not have the best camera in the world. You may not have the fastest lens. But if you dare call yourself a photographer, you have to forge your own path.
The Samsung 60mm 2.8 macro is a good lens. In the end that’s all that matters. Its does its job well.
Lately there’s been a bad trend in photography: photographers stealing or buying images, to make their portfolios look better. As photographers we must keep growing and learning. If we do not incorporate different styles of photography in to our workflow, our portfolios become stagnant and people will lose interest. To grow you have to make some
Often our photography has a lot going for it. Sometimes it lacks a clear identity. Before we display our images, we get it critiqued. The first person who critiques your work should be you.
What makes this important is our spouses can be our biggest supporters. Handled wrong they can also be our worse enemies.
When early spring comes, whether it’s late or not, it brings rebirth and renewal. Gone are the days of winter.
The Nikon D3300 is way cheaper than the Nikon V3 and much more practical.
There is one thing these toys all need, good photography.
Well after a LONG winter, we may get a spring. It’s now a good time for some photography spring cleaning.
Honestly, shooting with big lenses can be a bit bonkers. You are going to need a Gimbal to make the experience more civilized.
With some imagination, you have a lens that can be used for a variety of creative projects. The Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 is a reasonably priced lens that really delivers.
In my study of photography, I have found some the best images I have seen are simple yet seductive.
Sometimes for simplicity and frugality’s sake, I wish I could start my photography life over. I
Logically, great gear is wasted on the inexperienced. Just because you have $20,000 worth of photography gear does not mean you’re a good photographer.
Event photography requires that you keep a couple of major points in mind as you go about shooting.
With the Samsung 20mm f2.8 pancake lens you get a nicely designed piece of glass that’s small, lightweight and great value.
One of the secrets of being successful photographer is being prepared and working hard.
Not all event photography can be done alone. Some times the scope of an event can span days as well as different locations.
The Nikon Df is not the most so sought after DSLR, but it does have its strengths.
As a photographer it can be hard to track your progress. If you are starting out in photography, or branching into new styles, you take a lot of photos and do a lot of projects.
You get better with experience. There are very few who start off at the top. This is ultimately true in Portrait photography.