Photo Story, Photography

A Photo Story: Newport Bridge

This photo story discusses how to avoid distracting elements when taking landscape photographs. In this analysis, I’m attempting to create an image of the Newport Bridge, a local landmark in Rhode Island, and in doing so came across two obstacles. The first, being a lack of inspiration at the start of the shoot and the second trying to avoid all the distracting elements that you don’t want present in the final photo.


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‘Tis the Season for Slow Sync Flash

With the holidays upon us and homes and streets extra illuminated for the season, now is a great time to demonstrate a feature on your camera called Slow Sync Flash. This is a incredibly easy feature to enable and will render significantly better results in your photographs. Take a quick look at the video below and then scroll down for a side-by-side recap.

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PowerEx Batteries

I use several Nikon SB-900 and SB-700 strobes for my photography work. Both these units use four AA batteries and the batteries drain like crazy. I was using your typically brand-named batteries for a while… and, well… they sucked. They wouldn’t hold a charge over time and they would drain rapidly when in use. I got so frustrated I jumped online and started looking for a new brand. I did most of my research on and came across two brands: PowerEx and Eneloope.  Both brands received positive ratings and, for whatever reason at the time, I decided to go with the PowerEx. That was a year ago, and I have to report, they haven’t let me down since. They are reliable, hold almost a full charge after sitting around for weeks in a camera bag, and in a pinch you can charge them to full capacity in one hour.

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