Category Archives: Photography

How to change a camera battery and memory card – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control of your – Episode 4

In this video, I show how to change a battery and memory card in a DSLR, mirrorless or any other camera. Each brand can be slightly different, but the general idea remains the same for all cameras.

How to change a camera lens – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control of your Camera – Episode 3

In this video, I show how to change a camera lens on a DSLR, mirrorless, or other interchangeable lens camera. Each brand can be a little different, some you turn clockwise, others counter-clockwise, but the general idea is the same for all cameras.

How to hold a camera for best stability – Photo Tutorial 101 Take control of your camera – Episode 2

In this video I show how to properly hold your camera to have the best stability.

Introduction – Photo Tutorial 101 – Take Control of your Camera – Episode 1

In this video, I am very excited to introduce my new series called Photo Tutorial 101 – Take Control of your Camera, where I will teach the theory and techniques of photography aimed at the introduction level.

I will take you through a journey from taking your first photos all the way to using your camera in advanced mode, sharing theories, techniques, and also hands-on practice sessions to learn how to take better photos.

How to mount a canvas on a wall


In this video, I show how to mount a canvas on a wall. Many canvas prints and paintings don’t come with the fixings required to mount them, so I show you a low-cost option on how to mount your canvases. Basically for about 2$ you can get a kit which will let you mount 2-3 canvases, with plenty of spare parts.

Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Slot Card Reader review


A major bottleneck of any photography or videography workflow is transferring your files to your computer, and this Lexar card reader does a great job of transferring the files quickly and reliably. It also supports all the current and legacy SD and CF card formats, from SD, SDX to SDXC classes 1 to 10, as well as UHS-1, along with UDMA-7 and CF 5.

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Sandisk Extreme SDHC and SDXC memory cards review


In this video, I do a review of the Sandisk Extreme SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Extremely fast and very reliable, these cards are worth every penny.

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Westcott 43″ collapsible umbrella flash kit with black cover demo and review


In this video, I do a demonstration and review of the Wescott 43″ collapsible umbrella flash kit with black cover. This is a great starter kit for both photography and videography which comes with a light stand, a swivel head, and an umbrella. The umbrella is collapsible, which means it can go from 43″ down to about 1/3 that size for easy storage and carrying. The black cover gives you the option of going from a shoot-through umbrella to a reflective umbrella in a minute or two, making this a very cheap yet versatile kit.

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In this video, I do a VC and AF noise test for the Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC f/2.8 lens. I wanted to ensure that the Autofocus and Vibration Control noise of this lens would not be too distracting in a quiet environment, and I think it did quite well.

The AF test was done on a low-contrast subject with my T2i camera, which uses older Autofocus mechanisms, but it still did quite well. From using this lens for a couple of months already, I’d say it is a good focuser.

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Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC f/2.8 USM Unboxing

In this video, I do an unboxing of the Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC f/2.8 lens. My initial thoughts on this lens is I absolutely love it. It’s sharp, has a nice aperture, and has vibration control, which is great for both photos and videos.

At half the price of a Canon 24-70mm II, I feel this is a great deal.

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I will be posting more videos on this lens as I do more tests for VC, autofocus, image quality, etc, and a final review at the end, but so far I have to say I’m really loving this lens.