Photography Tutorials Category Archive

What is Secondary Sunset?

In the second of a series of follow-up articles to The Quality of Light, I have posted this article to share a series of photographs (along with the thought processes behind them) that captures the quintessence of a well-known and spectacular light display, often referred to as the "Secondary Sunset" or…

Recommended Nikon Z50 Settings

In this guide, I will provide detailed information on how to quickly set up the Nikon Z50, as well as go through some of the camera buttons and controls. Many beginner photographers struggle with basic camera settings and don't know how to take advantage of all the buttons, features and…

The Dangers of Wildlife Photography

My wildlife photography is a journey of persistence and perfection that continues in my life to this day. Maybe I should better phrase the "perfection" part of that statement - wildlife photography is a never-ending journey to get more perfect photos that you are proud of. So the title of…

Recommended Nikon Z6 Settings

In this guide, I will provide detailed information on what settings I use on my Nikon Z6 and shortly explain what some of the camera buttons and controls do. Although the Nikon Z6 is practically identical in its build, button layout / design and ergonomics to the Z7, there are…

Recommended Nikon Z7 Settings

Nikon's entry into the full-frame mirrorless market came in the shapes of Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras. The Nikon Z7 is the high megapixel version of the two, sporting a 45.7 MP BSI CMOS sensor and a more sophisticated autofocus system with 493 phase-detection autofocus points. Since much of the…

Must-Have Gear for a Traveling Photographer

As a busy photographer who travels quite a bit both within the USA and overseas, I have gone through many types of gear in my camera bag. While some of the gear and accessories are absolute necessities I will not leave my home without, others can be very useful in…

Recommended Sony A7R IV Settings

The Sony A7R IV is the fourth generation high-resolution mirrorless camera designed for landscape, studio and architecture photographers. Thanks to its rich set of features that includes an advanced 61 MP sensor, fast 10 fps shooting, in-body image stabilization and state of the art hybrid focusing system, the Sony A7R…

What is Coma?

Coma, also known as "comatic aberration", is a type of optical aberration that results in off-axis points of light appearing comet-shaped. As light rays from the edges of the frame pass through various parts of a spherical surface, they vary in magnification, creating a series of asymmetrical circular shapes of…

How to Photograph the Mercury Transit

Every so often, the planet Mercury lines up perfectly between the Earth and the Sun. When it does, astronomers and photographers have a relatively rare chance to see and photograph the planet Mercury transiting across the Sun. Today (November 11, 2019) is one of those opportunities. In this article, I…