Tips on using a reflector to bounce light

written by Beckie of Hey all! Today I want to talk a little bit about using reflectors. (this is one of the topics that I will be discussing at the Prime Workshop this weekend) The main purpose of a reflector is to bounce and/or diffuse light. They are really handy when you are shooting […]

The versatility of the Nikon 60mm f/2.8 D micro lens

written by Beckie of I know that I have written about Nikon’s 60mm micro before, but this lens is so versatile, and deserves another look, I think! 😉 I recently reacquired this awesome lens. Long story short: I sold mine because it kept going unused in my bag so I thought I didn’t need […]

ThinkTank Pixel Pocket Rocket review & Giveaway

written by Beckie of The Pixel Pocket Rocket by Think Tank is an awesome little memory card wallet! It was designed to hold up to 10 CF or XQD cards, but it could likely hold SD cards as well. Its outer shell is made of a durable rip-stop nylon, while the inside has clear […]

How to use a gray card

written by Beckie of What is a gray card? You’ve probably heard this term before, but maybe didn’t have any idea on what it is or even how to use it. A gray card is a small, handy tool to aid in adjusting your white balance. They can be used two different ways. There […]

Gear Review | ThinkTank Airport Navigator

written by Beckie of Today I want to talk about the Think Tank Airport Navigator. My husband and I don’t get each other gifts for Christmas. What we do instead is each year we pick out one thing that we’d really like and buy it for ourselves. We have done it this way for […]

What is the difference between Nikon’s “D” and “G” lenses?

written by Beckie of I am part of a lot of different photography groups/forums on Facebook, and this question has been asked more than once recently on all of the groups, so I thought I’d talk about it here. What is the difference between a Nikon “D” lens and a “G” lens? (Unfortunately, I […]

Gear Review | Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home

written by Beckie of I am still in search of the perfect bag, and I have begun to wonder if such a thing really exists. I don’t have a whole lot of gear (D700 and 4 lenses). I wanted something big enough to hold my gear but also somewhat on the smaller side. I […]

Gear Review | Nikon Nikkor 28-85 f/3.5-4.5

written by Beckie of I bought the Nikon 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 AF Nikkor because I wanted a decent (also inexpensive) zoom to use as a walk-around lens for those rare times when I didn’t want to carry my entire gear bag with me. This is a great lens for someone on a tight budget!! For […]

Gear Review | Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic

Written by Beckie of (After the Lensbaby Composer review I posted a few weeks ago, I was contacted by Lensbaby’s Public Relations department. They loved my review and sent me one of their newest products so I could play around with it, and blog about it!) So, here it goes… (I used an aperture […]

Gear Review | Nikon Nikkor 60mm f2.8 D micro

Written by Beckie of Today I’m reviewing Nikon’s 60mm f/2.8 D micro. (Nikon refers to their macro lenses as micro, though I am not entirely sure why) If you own a “Nifty Fifty” you might wonder why you would need this lens. I can’t really tell you why other than by telling you my […]