Lenses for Egypt

I agonized over equipment for weeks before heading to the Middle East: Zoom or primes? High-end big/fast glass or a kit lens? Tripod? Strobe? Here’s what I ended up taking on the trip: Nikon D7000 (ie, cropped sensor) 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom 12-24 f/4 wide-angle zoom 35mm f/1.8 prime Slik Sprint Mini tripod w/ball head

Out of Egypt

My wife and I just returned prematurely from a trip to Egypt. We arrived in Cairo on Monday, January 24, the day before the protests began. We were in the Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel just off of of Tahrir Square with a 25th-floor view of the action. On Tuesday, February 1, we finally evacuated on a … Continue reading Out of Egypt

Photography Workshops

Like any other photographer, I’m always looking for ways to improve my skills. There are a lot of options out there: books, magazines, community college classes, online videos (free and $$$) and local photography clubs. And then there are the photo workshops — they’re everywhere. I’ve attended two workshops in the past few months, and while … Continue reading Photography Workshops