Questions Not To Ask A Photographer

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, Nikon, Rants • 2 min read

Recently, I was asked by a potential customer one of the “worst” question she could ask:

Which camera are you using?

anonymous (2019)

It’s like asking a mechanism which wrench does he use? Or asking a painter which brush size does he use?

As a photographer that deals with living people and animals, I have to deal with two main things:

  1. Light
  2. Moment

The Light

I can control the …

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Instagram and Black and White Hashtags

category Cameras • hashtags Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm • 1 min read

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for a small billion dollars in April 2012. Everybody said that Zuckerberg is an idiot and overspent by a lot. 7 years later, Facebook and Instagram represent 80% of all the images on the Internet and 95+% of all the advertising related to images. Nobody competes with Facebook/Instagram when it comes to advertising and photos.

As a photographer, I’m more …

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The New Nikon Z6 & Z7

category Cameras • hashtags Nikon, Rants • 2 min read

Everybody and their dog is reviewing the new Nikon mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and the Z7. The main problem is that very few people have seen one, let alone used one.

31-Aug-2018: Google search:
nikon z6 review
About 650,000 results (0.59 seconds)
— Google

Very few people have received it, definitely not 650,000 people. So people look at some the technical specs and decide if this is a …

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Flash Maintenance

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, Nikon • 2 min read

The flashes are very old technology. Flash started in 1864 with magnesium wires. The first electronic flash tube was created in 1931 by Harold Edgerton.

I’m talking here about pocket flashes, aka Speedlites for Canon, Speedlights for Nikon and speed lights for Sony, Olympus…

Flashes haves shrunk in size. Power has improved with new power sources like batteries. Flashes can last for years and decades. There are three major …

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The Power Strip

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, Nikon • 1 min read

I’ve always been taught that I should not overload a power strip by plugging too many things into it.

It’s supposed to be only a ‘short term’ solution according to health and safety.

Power Strip for the movie industry

Power Strip for the Movie Industry

  • It should only be used for low amperage office equipment
  • It should have an on/off switch.
  • It must not have a coiled or looped cord when in use …

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Telephotos for You: Vancouver, BC

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, Nikon, B&W, 7DMk2 • 1 min read

These people belong to a photo club. They came to make photos of people rowing in False Creek, Vancouver, BC. There were 2 groups. This group was the ‘more bunched up’.

  • ¾ of these photographers were guys and the other ¼ were women but all of them where in their 50+.
  • The vast majority of these photographers were using Canon with 2 or 3 of them using Nikon cameras.
  • Only …

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Most Stolen Cameras of 2015

category Cameras • hashtags Canon, Nikon • 2 min read

2015 — stolen cameras

Most Stolen Cameras of 2015

This infographic is published by Lenstag: a company that register cameras, lenses… The registry is free. It’s also possible to use Lenstag when buying used equipment on Craig’s list or eBay to see if it was stolen.

“I’m much more interested in solving the problem of camera and lens theft with Lenstag than making money,” Trevor Sehrer (Lenstag …

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The Upside of Selfies

category Photographers • hashtags Rants, Canon, Nikon • 2 min read

In 2014, InfoTrends predicted that that people will upload 1 trillion photos in 2015. That’s one thousand billion photos with 80% uploaded to Facebook and the other 20% to the rest of what used to be called the Information Superhighway. That’s Flickr, Instagram, Google+, websites…

The vast majority of these photos are selfies, are they the bane of the modern age.

The problem with selfies is that they …

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