Best Gear for Hybrid Assignments

Let’s start with the definition of “Hybrid.” What I mean by this term are productions or assignments where one or two people are required to be the photographer, filmmaker, sound recordist, producer, and even editor. These gigs are becoming increasingly popular. It sounds crazy and these sorts of shoots can be. One of the keys […]

Traveling with Photography and Video Equipment

I have always been fascinated with how photographers and cinematographers pack their gear. I remember reading the equipment lists of National Geographic photographers when I was younger and wondering how they could crisscross the world with so much stuff. Those times, as you might have noticed, are pretty much over. Nowadays, we need to deal […]

ARCommunity #FF with Featured Photographer, Ted Nghiem

This week’s Featured Photographer is Ted Nghiem, a food and travel photographer and blogger residing in Philadelphia who is working on a photo project he hopes to turn into a book. Ted uses his trusty Canon 5D Mark III to capture the food and culture of Vietnam here in the US. I met with him in […]

Is a Mirrorless Camera Right For You?

The eternal question, ‘What camera should I buy?’ became more complicated with the fairly recent emergence of a new breed of cameras promising to fill a gap in the market. Previously it was a fairly simple decision – you bought a DSLR if you were most concerned about image quality, operational speed and taking control […]

ARCommunity #FF Interview with Photographer, Matthew Granger

Tell me a little about yourself and what you do. I’m a photographer and photography teacher from Sydney, Australia. I spend about half the year traveling around, teaching workshops in different cities. I specialize in portraiture. I teach off camera flash, studio lighting as well as portraiture and intimate portraiture.  I’ve got a studio in […]

ARCommunity: Hungarian Law Prevents Portraits Without Consent

I was walking along a New York City street yesterday with my best friend.  We hadn’t seen each other in years and decided to commemorate the occasion by doing what most social media junkies do today, take a #selfie.  Only problem was we were sitting at the window of a very busy coffee shop and […]

5 Essential Non-Photography Items Every Street Photographer Needs

You’ve got everything you need for a productive day of shooting in the city: Camera, lenses, filters, cleaning kit, SD cards, etc. You’re all set. Or are you?...Below are five non-photography items that you might not want to overlook.