Gear review: Elinchrom ELB 500

$49.99. That’s the cost of the Ikea coffee table that was crushed by my tumbling Profoto B1 monolight. While I quickly got over the damage to the table, the incident got me thinking about my lighting kit situation. I enjoyed using B1s for the most part, but they’re heavy — 6.61[…]

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Making it work: Studio photography in small spaces

(Feat. on PetaPixel) I’d love to have access to a massive studio space with all of the latest amenities. Who wouldn’t? But in many cases, a living room is all you need to get the dynamic shot you’re looking for. Nearly all of my favorite studio shots were done with[…]

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Fujifilm GFX 50S: Why I made the switch

You know those people who wake up in the middle of the night to preorder gear? That was me with the Fuji GFX 50S. Just a few weeks later, I boxed up and sold my 5D Mark III and L-series glass — all for a brand-new mirrorless medium format camera[…]

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Fujinon GF 110mm f/2: The must-have G-mount lens

  I’ll preface this review by saying I’m an 85mm shooter; I always have been and always will be. I started out with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4D and later jumped ship and shot with the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II. The 85mm focal length suits my style and works perfectly for[…]

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The anatomy of my urban landscape photography

  I’m always on the lookout for another atmospheric scene. Ever since I visited Chicago for the first time in the early 90s, I’ve been enamored with nighttime cityscapes. Before I owned a DSLR, I sketched urban scenes as quickly as I envisioned them. Fifteen years later, I headed downtown[…]

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