Who Needs a Meter Anyway?

Now that we’re right in the middle of summer, its a good time to get acquainted with the Sunny 16 rule! You might have heard that term before, but basically what it means is that on a sunny day, ...

What’s In Your Camera Bag?

Sometimes it’s nice to share the little tips and tricks you’ve learned over the years, and some secrets you may want to keep to yourself. But if you are anything like me, you need to do al ...

I Like Social & Physical Distancing!

Unlike a lot of people, I actually do not mind all this social/physical distancing and isolation.  My neighbourhood is quieter, and the birds seem to be singing more. With hardly any people in the lo ...

Photo Download Backup Strategy

This blog post is going to go over proper backup strategies for photos. This applies equally to working in your studio or at home, or traveling and shooting mobile. The number one thing that I cannot ...

Alternative Macro Photography

If you are finding yourself bored already, try some indoor macro photography! Take a CLOSE look at the knick knacks around you, document your beloved possessions, get a new interesting view of your ho ...

Catalogue Your Gear – Shooting Tips & App Options

Whether you are a film shooter or a digital shooter, an amateur or professional it’s a great idea to have a catalogue of your camera gear (or maybe your flashlights, if you’re Mike.) If yo ...

Shooting Beauty with Broncolor Para

Recently I received in my inbox a posting from Broncolor USA about the unique and subtle different lighting qualities of their Para Light modifiers. This was a reposting from Julia Kuzmenko Mckim, a L ...

Extension Tubes for Macro Photography

I’ve found that I don’t do much macro photography, so I no longer own a dedicated macro lens, however once in a while, I do want to get closer to a small subject than my regular lenses wil ...


NiSi “Natural Night Filter” Tests & Review

Review by: Mike Mander Gallery (36 images): NiSi Natural Night Filter Tests I recently purchased a NiSi Natural Night Filter, a filter designed to block certain wavelengths of light, namely those prod ...