Flickr's infamous "system down" message...who is the "Bad Panda" now?

Further Proof That Flickr Doesn’t Care About Photography (And Other Social Media Thoughts)

April 02, 2014 / by

Taking yet another step away from a community-driven platform, Flickr has once again implemented changes that are less than ideal for the typical photographer. We discuss what those changes are, the fundamental flaws and the fact that Flickr clearly doesn’t care about us anymore. We’ll also take a brief moment to discuss the big picture of social media from a Photographer’s perspective.

The Setup

Datacolor SpyderCHECKR Pro (With SpyderCUBE)

March 20, 2014 / by

When colors absolutely must be perfect (we’re looking at you, commercial and portrait photographers), a calibration system is a must. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the Datacolor SpyderCHECKR Pro system, which includes the SpyderCUBE white balancing tool. We’ve give you a brief overview of the system, discuss the process and use, plus we’ll analyze the design and results of the system.

Yosemite - Tunnel View - Panoramic (GP1)

Capturing Snow and Clouds (and Other White Things)

January 30, 2014 / by

White is a burden for your camera’s meter, which wants to present that as gray. The results are dingy looking snow and clouds. With a little know-how, we can compensate for that. In this article, we discuss the cause (your camera isn’t broken) and outline a few options that you have to efficiently correct for the white-to-gray shift in your photography.

The Finished Image

White Balancing Your Photos To Get Real Colors

July 18, 2013 / by

White Balancing serves as a basis for the processing of you photographs. This very important aspect serves as the foundation for all of your processing needs. In this article, we discuss the background and we discuss how to find “White”.

Steam Engine at Night

The Outdoor Studio: Large Scale Strobe Setups

March 28, 2013 / by

In Part II of the Outdoor Studio, Photographer William Gill gets technical about his lighting setup as he illuminates a large train in marshland.


The Outdoor Studio: Photographing Trains At Night

March 21, 2013 / by

Introducing the art of photographing trains at night, photographer William Gill gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his methodology and routine.


NextGEN Gallery: The Next Chapter

June 19, 2012 / by

NextGEN Gallery – the leading gallery plugin for Wordpress – was recently acquired by Photocrati – a leading Wordpress template for Photographers. Read on to hear why this affects you and why we think this is great news.

Evening With Wet Cain

Brushing Up On Your Skills

March 23, 2012 / by

A change of seasons is a good enough reason to brush up on your skills. It’s a great time to analyze your work and find some inspiration for yourself. Maybe you need to be reminded of what and why you do what you do. Well, we’ve written a lot of articles, so we know about those things. Read On to take advantage of our wisdom.

"Retail Heritage" by D. Travis North

This Photo Costs: Whatever The Market Will Bear

March 15, 2012 / by

Don’t fall into the trap of trying to justify the prices of your works. It’s a downward spiral that should be avoided. We have some business advice when it comes to pricing your photos. Read on to learn more…

"Reflections Of Inspiring Role Models" by D. Travis North

Plan For A Successful Photo Excursion: Know Your Space

March 02, 2012 / by

On a photo excursion outside the studio, we don’t always have control over everything. So in order to have a successful trip, you need to take control over everything you can. This requires research and planning. But how do we go about doing that? Read on to learn how.