Photography

All Canon R5 v1.6.0 Camera Settings Spreadsheet

Hi folks! I have created a Google Sheet which contains all of the settings that you can change on the Canon R5 mirrorless camera system running firmware v1.6.0. You can access the Sheet and make your own copy here. On that sheet, you can also see the way that I have set up my own camera as of the writing of this post. This can come in handy for folks who want to virtually explore…

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Photography

How to Confidently Buy Used Photo Gear Online

High-quality camera gear is expensive, and one can easily save hundreds or thousands of dollars by purchasing lenses, bodies, or other camera equipment used or preowned. Like buying anything used online, this comes with risks, and can often be overwhelming or scary. Here’s a step-by-step guide to buying used camera gear online while maximizing the chances that you’ll get what you want. There are four main marketplaces for used camera gear with which I have…

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Personal Photography

My Photographic Journey

A recent Reddit post inspired me to scour through my photographic archives in search of proof that I’ve improved as a photographer over the past several years. My hunt led me on a nostalgic tour through time, questionable data retention practices, and my entireD:\ drive. While it quickly became obvious that I’ve learned from previous mistakes, what I discovered forced me to rethink what it means to have become “a better photographer.” The very first…

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Five Steps for Successfully Photographing the Milky Way

This past weekend, I went on a camping trip to Ocean Cove, a gorgeous campground just north of Jenner, CA. It gets┬ávery dark┬áthere at night, especially when the moon is new. Just after midnight, I set up my tripod and camera on a big rock overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Milky Way, and Mars. My girlfriend Liv perched herself on another rock in the corner of the frame. I readied my camera, took a few…

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