Canon STM Lenses – Photography Lenses, Videography lenses, or both?

Canon STM Lenses

As we see continued convergence toward using the same capture device for still photos and videos, I get a lot of questions from people about what gear is the best fit to accommodate both worlds.  Specifically, the question really comes to a head when speaking about photography lenses and videography lenses. This is a great question, and a few people emailed me about it after releasing a recent article and eBook that covered the basics of SLR lenses, because I do not speak to the Canon STM lenses designed and built as video lenses in that article or eBook.  Allow me to elaborate further here and address these concerns. Read more

Learning the Basics of Photography


I’ve been working on a new curriculum and have the first of several eBooks available for download!  I’d like to hear feedback from you before putting all of these together into a course, so am offering them for only $5!

Once you download it, give the 15 page PDF a read through, and let me know what you think!  You are the best judge of quality, and I want to know what you think before taking on the next bunch in the series!  Thanks in advance for your interest, and I can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say!



Not interested?  Already got the basics down?  That’s okay too, but my guess is you know someone who could benefit, so in the event you decide this eBook isn’t for you, spread the word and share on Twitter or Facebook!  Thanks as always, and keep on shooting!

Explaining the Canon Lens Line-Up


Whilst unpacking our recent move from Colorado back to Ohio (now nestled in Cleveland), I was sorting through the stacks of papers that I didn’t have to sift through prior to the move, and came across an email I had received from a reader a while back asking me if the blog had anything that explained the basic differences between EF and EF-S lenses from the Canon lineup.  I had written her back, but it never seemed to make it’s way into a blog post.  So, in reading the email, I did a search and realized I also had never followed up with something for the reading audience in general, so double shame on me! Read more