Brief History of Infrared Film Photography

The first infrared film was developed in 1910 by Robert Williams Wood. His experimental film required very long exposures to properly capture enough light to illuminate the images. It wasn’t until the 1930s where infrared film became available to the public when Kodak developed film emulsions that were responsive to infrared light.

The Easiest Way to Reduce Noise in Adobe Lightroom

One of the most frustrating things a photographer can experience is capturing that once in a lifetime shot, then sitting down to edit and realizing the shot came out grainier than expected. If you find yourself in this situation, stay calm, I will show you an extremely easy method for reducing the noise all within Adobe Lightroom.

How to Photograph Manhattanhenge

Twice a year the setting sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan’s city grid. Locals, tourists, photographer’s, and pedestrians all bask in the glowing sun as it dips below the horizon during sunset, completely visible between NYC’s skyscraper canyons. The light emanated from the sun attracts enthusiasts from all corners of the world to watch this rare event.

Guide to Buying Used DSLRs and Lenses

Due to the manufacturing complexities, research & development, and cost of production for lenses / sensors / DSLRs, these tools can have a huge markup! Many opt to buy new, but when done carefully, buying used camera gear can be a wonderful way to save money while pursuing your dreams or hobbies as a photographer / videographer.

Istanbul, Turkey Photography Guide Part 2 - Hidden Landmarks

Do you have more than a few days to explore Istanbul? Have you already walked along the Hippodrome and seen Istanbul’s old town in Sultan Ahmet? Here are a few off-the-beaten path locations in Istanbul that are sure to inspire your creative direction. Follow along with this 4 part photography guide, outlining some of the best locations across Istanbul and Turkey to photograph and explore. I was lucky to travel through Istanbul/Turkey in 2014 with my first digital camera.

Istanbul, Turkey Photography Guide Part 1 - Common Path

Planning on exploring the city that joins Europe and Asia? If yes, you are in for an amazing experience. A city divided by the Bosphorous (river), this destination is truly unique where world cultures and global heritages collide to deliver some of earth’s best architecture and most interesting culture. (The food is among the best as well)

Bratislava Photography Guide Part 2 - Waterfront and Bridges

Walking along Bratislava’s Waterfront (Tyršovo Nábrežie) you’ll find a great series of city vantage points and architecturally interesting bridges in Slovakia’s Capital, Bratislava. Here’s a comprehensive list of the possible locations you can shoot along the waterfront! This guide focuses exclusively on Bratislava’s Waterfront Walkway, its bridges, and skyline views. I’ve included a few tips, the gear I used, and how to get to each location using Google Maps!