Friday, December 9, 2016

How to Size Your Image for Printing

the title image for a blog post about dpi or dots per inch, all about how to size your digital photos for printing and understanding resolution by Chris Gardiner.

It's a common question for photographers all over - "what size do I export my image for printing?". Luckily, it has a very easy answer, and I will go over that, and more about printing in this blog post.  So please, read on!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Reviewing : JVC GY - HM170 UA 4K Digital Video Camera

The JVC GY HM170 UA 4K Video Camera shown on a white background as a product style photograph captured by Chris Gardiner Photography
The JVC GY HM170 UA 4K Video Camera

Woo! I've joined the land of 4K. I mean, I had 4K before, from my GoPro Hero 3 Black at 15fps and then my Samsung S5, but those are kind of like… gimmicky versions of 4K video resolution - lacking a full feature set, and without the kind of control a photographer likes to have with an image they are capturing.
Very recently I decided to take the plunge into a truly 4K workflow and service offering by purchasing the JVC GY-HM170UA 4K digital camera. I know.. it's a mouthful, why can't the have easy names like Canon 6D or GoPro 3 Black. anyways… after a few weeks of using it, I thought I'd share some thoughts on the new feature loaded 4K camera.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Camera Should I Buy?

an image showing a dslr camera with a glowing light shown through the lens with the title text overlaid on it "which camera should I buy? a guide to the most important features to get in a new camera"
What Camera Should I Buy? The Most Important features to get in your new camera.

I am present in a lot of photography forums online, and an active contributor in a select few of them.  One of the absolutely most common questions in almost every single one of them is "what camera should I buy?". It's a big investment sometimes - a new camera body, so it's no surprise you would want some second, third, or forty more opinions on it.

For every time that question gets asked, there is an equal number of individuals who have a few, very repetitive things to say. I am going to say those things, and one major little tidbit that tends to get left out.
Read on for more information about what is the absolute best camera to buy for your needs.