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It’s Okay to Love Cameras and Ignore Negative Photographers

I have always been interested in technology. When I was a kid, I had a computer very early and I was writing and learning code at around the age of 7 or 8 years old, simple stuff such as making the screen flash different colors -- important skills I have since forgotten. However, from computers to phones to TV systems, I have always embraced technology and I love playing with gadgets.

5 Cameras You Should Avoid

If you are reading this article, there's a high chance that sooner or later you are going to buy a new camera. And as we all know, photography is not exactly a cheap hobby.

Why Gear Addiction Doesn’t Make You a Better Photographer

One of the many traps photographers can fall into when seeking to grow in their craft is "gear acquisition syndrome" (GAS) or "gear lust". Wedding photographer Taylor Jackson made this entertaining 7-minute video explaining why gear addition isn't the path toward success in photography.

Reflecting on Two Years in the Sony Alpha Ecosystem

The third of this month marked two years since I took my first foray into the Sony Alpha Ecosystem. I thought it would be a good idea to look back to see how I’m liking the system and if my views have changed since my 12 month a7 III review.

Pro Tip: Stop Buying Camera Gear to Improve Your Landscape Photos

Despite many (many) articles and advice videos and IG posts on the subject, many beginners still believe that the best thing they can do for their landscape photography is buy a better camera or lens. So here's another reminder from photographer Mark Denney about why this is not the case.

Take More Photos, Spend Less Money

Photography can be an expensive pursuit, and the cost of things (and the pressure to buy them all, buy them new, and buy them now) can get in the way of putting that money in better places.

Why I Got Rid of My Photography Gear, Revisited

I had everything I could ever need, all the dream gear. Broncolor lighting, the latest professional Canon cameras and all the faster canon lenses. I had the latest Apple laptop, tethering equipment, software, c-stands, tripods, light modifiers, Polaroid cameras, all the gear I could have ever dreamed of.

This Music Video is About Camera Gear Lust

Canadian photographer Taylor Jackson just dropped this new music video for a song titled "Gear Lust." It's about the never-ending desire some photographers have for getting more and more camera gear -- something popularly referred to as Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.).

When to Upgrade Your Camera Gear: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

I have major gear envy syndrome. Every new release seems to bring with it a feature that makes me jealous enough to attempt to justify a ridiculously expensive purchase. But even for those of you happily using your 5-year-old DSLR (I secretly envy you), there is always the question of when to upgrade your camera gear.

You Don’t Need a New Camera

Recently I worked on an image of the sand dunes of the Namib. I had woke while it was still dark and made my way to the desert, each foot sinking into the sand as I battled the dunes. Morning had just broken by the time I got my camera out and the sun was so low that it really gave body and form to the landscape.

Your Camera Already Has the Most Important Feature

There is something all-newcomer photographers tend to do: they either dream of camera gear or buy a lot of it. When I started in photography I went through the same thing. I thought that I needed all the lenses that my idols used. I believed I needed the highest megapixel camera, with all the video features just in case a potential client wanted video. But over time, with age came wisdom.

I Got Tired of People Giving My Camera Credit, So I Bought a $200 DSLR Kit

When I first began posting my photos online, I started getting comments like "Wow, you must have a great camera!," or "Anybody can take photos like these with expensive gear," or "I can’t take photos like these because I can’t afford an expensive camera like yours."

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Camera

I have been a very happy Sony customer for the last 2+ years. My a7R continues to serve me well, but I am inching closer to an upgrade. I know the a7R II is an awesome camera. I've read the reviews. There are photographers I follow and respect who rave about it. I've held it in my hands and it feels good. And there's even the recently rumored a7R III.

Rant: There are Two Kinds of Photographers

I will probably get a bunch of hate for this article, but whatever. Hopefully, my message will help someone. I realize this site is frequented by enthusiasts, professionals, camera geeks, etc. but this post is pointed more at people that want to make it as a portrait or fashion photographer.