Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

Hands down, one of my favorite lenses. It’s cheap: ($125 new on Amazon at the moment, $100ish used,) sharp, lightweight, and fun. Definitely worth skipping out on a few Starbucks for. So many people will downplay this lens. Some call it junk, a piece of crap plastic toy, or other such nonsense. Is it the best lens on the planet? No, it’s...Read more
Can you build a complete beginner’s kit for $400?

Can you build a complete beginner’s kit for $400?

Sure you can. Shown below is from a shoot back when I had my first full beginner’s kit back in 2007. For the sake of the article, I consider a “beginner’s kit” a camera with lens, a triggerable off camera flash (or two) with stands/modifiers. When I first got started, did I have to invest thousands of dollars to get...Read more
Home Studios – working with what you’ve got!

Home Studios – working with what you’ve got!

You’ve got to start somewhere, right? For me that has meant Basementstudio, Kitchenstudio and currently, Apartmentstudio – if you’ve got space for a home studio, give it a shot. If I can get similar results as a normal studio, while saving either $2,400 a month, or $75 an hour? Sign me up! The above image is a shot from an...Read more