Big Camera & Lens Rental Sale at

Save 25% on all rentals for 2 days only! Use code SPRING25. For some ideas on what to rent, check out a few of my gear reviews:

Canon EOS RP vs EOS R – Which is Right for You?

New Rentals: Best Portable Lighting for Photography and Video

The Top 10 New Video and Photo Gear Releases of 2018

Used Camera Gear Sale

BorrowLenses is having a used camera gear sale! Details are HERE. Sale prices are marked, plus use coupon code GEARUP15 for an additional 15% off. See all used gear HERE.

Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse Photography Guide and Best Gear

Photograph the Lunar Eclipse on January 31st, 2018


In a week there will be a very rare and long-awaited celestial event: a supermoon and lunar eclipse combo. On this night, the sun, Earth and moon will align and provide us with a stunning deep red moon – a blood moon! Continue reading

Eclipse Shooting & Sales

Ritz Camera is having a sale on select telescope models in time for the eclipse next week. Check them out here:

Meade Instruments Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST) for $699

Meade Instruments ETX80 Observer 80mm f/5 Achromat Refractor Telescope for $349

Meade Instruments EclipseView 114mm Reflecting Telescope for $189.99

Meade Instruments EclipseView 76mm Reflecting Telescope for $129.99

If you’re interested in renting telephoto lenses, be sure to take advantage of BorrowLenses’ Eclipse Sale! Take 17% off with code ECLIPSE17.

I have written a thorough guide to shooting the eclipse with the help of Hudson Henry (he did all the heavy lifting). I had his video captioned so that you can watch in a quiet environment if needed.

The eclipse is impacting my hometown of Brownsville, Oregon, which is also having their Country Music Festival the same weekend. Please be kind and patient with the locals.

Here are a few of my other favorite sky/outdoor photography tutorials:

The Top 5 Hikeable Peaks Photographers Will Love

High Dynamic Range vs Multiple Exposure Blending Editing for Photographers

How Lens Length Affects Apparent Background Size: An Example Using the Moon


Save up to 25% on Camera & Lens Rentals

Save 15% on rental orders under $250 or save 25% on rental orders $250+.

Use code WINTER17 before 11:59 PM PST 1/25. Orders must be delivered or picked up by 2/3.

Save now at

Dreamy Great Gatsby in French Photo Magazine

Portraits de type Gatsby! My continuous lighting Great Gatsby-themed tutorial is in the French version of Digital Photo magazine. Learn how to use LEDs and bring the outdoors inside with How To Create Dreamy Great Gatsby Portraits.


Mother’s Day Specials and Gift Ideas + Coupon Codes

Last minute coupon codes for mom, in memory of mom, or just for you! Check them all out on my Gear & Print Specials page. Here are my top 5 favorite products: Continue reading

Learn Photoshop with CreativeLive + Discounts on Photo Books & More

My latest batch of discounts and special are live over on my site, including 50% off photo books, which expires tonight (2/24, 11:59PM).

Need some inspiration? Check out my Create Better Photo Books with 7 Vacation Shooting Tips.


Print Specials

Every few weeks a new fleet of print and gear specials arrive from a growing list of preferred vendors, like Shutterfly, BorrowLenses, and more.

See all of my latest coupons, discounts, and specials here.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Teaching Chiaroscuro

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 6.10.26 PMMy portrait of Andrew Munday was used as an example of chiaroscuro in Ann Kullberg’s Colored Pencil Magazine, May 2015 edition.

See a behind-the-scenes tutorial of that exact shoot here.

Andrew Munday is the Director of Operations at DoorDash. He used to dabble in modeling until the successful startup took over all of his free time. 🙂