The Image Doctors #174

How to Choose a Tripod

Tripods, our three-legged friends… we sometimes have a love-hate relationship with them because we hate to carry them around in the field. Nevertheless, the current range of tripods offer incredible stability and great value. Carbon-fiber tripods are no longer reserved for the wealthy enthusiast; you can get some very good ones for under $500.

This week, we’ll share our experience in choosing tripods and talk about the features you should look for when choosing one. And hey, who needs just one?

Shop tripods at B&H Photo using our feature criteria

The Image Doctors #173

Bird Photography in California

This week, we’re in San Diego, California where Jason has just wrapped up a bird photography workshop. This was a great opportunity for us to continue to explore camera settings for bird & action photography, and we both changed up our approaches to image review and triage.

California Birding Workshop

Birds in Flight and More

I just wrapped up my California Birds in Flight photo workshop, and we had a fantastic time. The weather was great (the rains finally stopped last week) and the birds were cooperative as always. I was extremely happy to see that all my clients came away with some wonderful photos that they can all be proud of, and learned a few new tricks along the way!

I’ll be working on scheduling dates for the 2024 San Diego Birding Workshop soon!

Brandt’s cormorant
American coot
Royal tern
Ring-necked duck
Brown pelican

The Image Doctors #172

Tips for getting started in photography

As long-time photographers, we’re often asked by friends and family what kind of camera to get for a beginner. With the rise in smartphone camera quality, that question isn’t as easy to answer as it used to be. If you, or someone you know is considering making photography your hobby, here are our tips for getting started in the craft.

The Image Doctors #171

Will artificial intelligence kill photography as we know it?

We received an interesting email from one of our listeners, who wanted to know our thoughts on how AI may change our views on photography. Will AI-generated “photos” kill photography, or will the two fields co-exist? Listen to our thoughts as we tackle this interesting subject.

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