Author Archives: jsiddens

Me and B&H

I frequently link to B&H to point to additional info about the subject of a post, especially if it is gear. B&H is a giant photo, video, computer and you-name-it electronics company out of New York City. I have never visited the store in NYC, but I understand it is quite a sight to see. […]

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Watch The Background

A good rule when making any photograph is “watch the background.” The warning here is against getting so focused on our subject and its presentation we forget to look at the background and we end up including objects and stray light we only see later. A classic example is a tree appearing to grow out […]

Breaking Golden Hour Rules

It’s a general rule that the best time for photographs is the “Golden Hour,” the time shortly after sunrise or before sunset, during which the light is softer and warmer than when the sun is higher in the sky. The quality of light at those times can be magical. But, I think the best time […]

Using a 10-Stop Solid Neutral Density Filter

A neutral density filter is a filter that attaches to your lens and reduces the amount of light hitting the sensor (“film”). You will need to increase exposure, change aperture or boost ISO to allow additional light into the camera in order to produce a normal, acceptable exposure. In this post we’re discussing a 10-Stop […]

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana 9/24/2009

Mass grave and marker for U. S. soldiers who died at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. View of “Last Stand Hill,” traditionally identified as the location where George Armstrong Custer died at the Little Bighorn Battlefield, along with his brothers Tom and Boston, their nephew Autie Reed and their brother-in-law James Calhoun.