Tips & Tricks

‘Fashion Meets Wedding’ became my motto early in the 1990’s when I decided to drop large and medium format cameras and use just DSLR to shoot weddings. This is when my passion for fashion photography and brides collided, and the result has become my identity. After many years of following what was ‘tradition’ in the field of professional wedding photography, I too...
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In May, the Lexar social media team partnered with the global photography community Art of Visuals for an online community event hosted on Instagram. What is a community event, you ask? It’s an online forum held on a social platform, which takes place on a set day and time. We host several of these each year, and for this one, we invited our joint social communities to participate in an...
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There’s no doubt that 4K video is gaining in popularity with the mainstream. The lower resolution of HD is almost yesterday’s technology. 4K video for the film and video industry has a resolution of 4096 x 2160 (sometimes referred to as Cinema 4K). HD 1080p video, on the other hand, has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. At about 4 times the number of pixels of standard HD, 4K provides...
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If you’ve shopped for cameras recently, you’ve likely noticed that 4K cameras are everywhere. But is it too soon to adopt this technology and shoot your own content in 4K? Is it worth upgrading to a 4K camera? And if you only need to output your video in HD, why even bother with 4K?  What is 4K technology? 4K is a video technology that refers to a horizontal resolution of...
Lexar Elite Photographers are at the top of their photography game. Even so, they continue to push themselves to exceed expectations and defy boundaries to create stunning work. As we start this new year, we asked them to share with us their photography resolutions for 2017. And their answers are as unique and creative as they are.                ...
When I was growing up, places like Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, and Baffin Island were all mysterious points at the top of a globe. Working with National Geographic on assignments and expeditions, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to visit these places not just once, but in some cases, two, three, or four times. As a kid, a thought like this was beyond comprehension. While working in those...
The Summer Olympics are only a few weeks away, and no doubt you have seen the endless news reports about the lack of readiness, the Zika Virus epidemic, the financial crisis, and the safety issues in Rio. Even with all of this going on, it is my job to travel south and photograph this worldwide event for Team USA, specifically USA Water Polo, and I am looking forward to it. With so few...
Photography is all about capturing a moment in time. But sometimes your subject is moving faster than others. Welcome to my world, where everything is moving at break neck speed. With racing it’s all about showing that the car or bike is actually moving. The general rule of thumb is that if you can see the sidewall of the tire, or what brand of tire the car has, there should be some...
If you are lucky enough to be going on a safari sometime in the near future, and want to take great photos, you might be wondering how best to capture this once-in-a-lifetime type of vacation.   I recently returned from my first African safari and want to share my best photography tips with you.   1.     Bring the right gear.  One of the most-asked questions...
Right before leaving on my trip to Africa, I decided to try out the new Lexar JumpDrive C20i flash drive. Little did I know at the time, this pocket-sized tool would be an amazing travel companion for me during my two weeks in Tanzania. My iPhone and iPad are always right at the brink of their memory capacity, but I wanted to bring a lot of movies to watch on the plane. Since JumpDrive C20i lets...