• Beginning Bird Photography

    The first thing to know about bird photography is that it’s hard. And the second thing to know is that you will need a long lens.

  • The Big Switch

    After many years of happy shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (and its Mark II upgrade) I’ve made the switch to the Fujifilm X-T4. It’s really more of a switch back because I shot a Fujifilm X-T1 immediately before the Olympus. So why the flip-flop?

  • Choosing a Softbox System

    After I settled on the right off-camera lighting system for me (Profoto), I needed to choose between Glow (an Adorama brand) and Profoto (specifically their OCF line) for a system of softboxes.

  • Off-Camera Flash Choices

    For several years my battery-powered off-camera flash ‘system’ has been a mishmash of equipment. Clearly, I didn’t have much of a ‘system’ and it certainly wasn’t very modern. It was time for something better.

  • Will Squarespace Be It?

    My experiments in web development have led me all over the field of Content Management Systems (CMSs) from WordPress to Squarespace with stops at Kirby, concrete5, SilverStripe, Perch, Statamic, and Grav. Some of those have changed names and/or underpinnings, but clearly, I’ve tried too many.

  • Moving My Pictures (Again)

    Consistent with my shifting attention in web development, I’ve had my photo galleries in all sorts of Content Management Systems (CMSs) over the years. My desire to simplify both my web development platform and keeping my images current has led me to Squarespace.