How Much Should You Spend on a Camera?

All photographers at every level have a similar problem. How do you know how much to spend on a new camera? It’s all centered around the proverbial question of how much camera you need versus how much camera you want. The answer to those two questions is very rarely the same. Of course, if money were no issue, we…

Top Five Life Rules for Photographers

Photography is a microcosm for the real world, and in many ways, it mirrors it. Here are my top five rules for life that I’ve transferred to photography. Rule 1: Life Is Not an Administrative Task Benjamin Franklin is famously attributed with the quote: “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Or rather,…

DxO PhotoLab 3.1: A Lightroom Replacement?

Photolab 3.1 from DXO has been out a couple of months now, and early looks from photographers have been positive. It’s a complete raw editor and has many features photographers will expect to see and adds some very worthwhile enhancements that will highly interest editors at every skill level. We took a look at the first offering of Photolab back in…

The Next Camera You Buy Should Be Film

To take The Buggles out of context — digital killed the film star. But just as podcasts are one of the biggest growth areas in media, so is film on the up. Forget buying digital. Your next camera should be film, and here’s why. That Nikon D810 you bought three years ago takes almost identical photos…