Completing The ‘Up-Lit Photo Challenge’ Is Extremely Difficult

Being a well-rounded photographer who can succeed in any situation is the ultimate goal of most photographers. However, what happens when you are forced to take a portrait by lighting from below? Today, I take up the challenge. Most photographers enjoy the convenience of using their most tried and true lighting techniques. Whether it’s lighting … Read more

Billingham Eventer MKII Camera Bag Review

Billingham Eventer II is the latest camera bag from British manufacturer Billingham. This bag is an update to an earlier version which was probably the most expensive camera bag Billingham produced at the time. The Billingham Eventer II now holds the title of most expensive camera bag produced by the company. Billingham bags are not … Read more

Why Lens Coatings Are So Important in Photography

In recent years, some lens designers have updated their lenses with new lens coatings. For example, Pentax’s new limited lenses feature an existing optical design with only a few improvements, including better lens coating. When testing such lenses, reviewers generally agree that new lens coatings significantly improve image quality (especially contrast and flare), but never … Read more

Photographing Moonbows at Night in Yosemite National Park

Rainbows are a favorite subject for landscape photographers, but the lesser-known phenomena known as ‘moonbows’ – rainbows created by moonlight – aren’t as easy to find. . However, once photographers know where to look, they are easier to predict. California photographer Brian Hawkins has been capturing Yosemite National Park’s famous moon arch for 12 years. … Read more