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My first real camera bag was a Canon 200DG, and I’ve previously. It’s large and it’s fairly durable, but it didn’t last forever. A few weeks ago, I ordered a Canon 200EG Camera Backpack. I’ll be writing up a full review of the backpack after I’ve had it for a few weeks. Although it’s definitely…

So a while back, I with my friend’s Olympus FE-4020. It’s been a great little camera, and she loves the color. But, when she came back from a trip to Florida it wouldn’t work. The lens was stuck open, it wouldn’t move in and out, and it made a funny…

18 September 2011 0 comments Random Thoughts

Time is a precious commodity these days. The school year is back in session, so I teach every day, take grad classes at night, and attend an assortment of school events. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for writing, unfortunately. However, I did find some time to carve…

11 September 2011 0 comments Technical Stuff

Suppose you decide you want to pursue a side business as a photographer. You’re not ready to dive in and open a studio full time, but you want to be able to take clients and do sessions or projects from time to time. One problem you’ll run up against is…

05 September 2011 1 comment Random Thoughts

Photographing an event can be a bit stressful. It’s not going to stop for you, so you’d better be ready the first time around. If something goes wrong, well… you’re out of luck. You have no idea how often I get phone calls from my kids when I leave them…

I’ve been working on small websites for the past five or six years, and in that time I’ve used two web hosts. I started with IX Webhosting, and I left at the end of my second year. I would not recommend them at all. The next host I found, on…

28 August 2011 1 comment Random Thoughts

But… I did finish one project. I finally got around to adding a section to my photography studio’s site for ordering comp cards.┬áMore on that later. Hurricane Irene plowed through New Jersey last night into this morning. So, instead of building the second half of my photobooth, I ended up…

A ways back, I posted some thoughts on . I didn’t get the project done in time for the party like I wanted, but I was still able to . Now that the deadline is out of the way (and a whole bunch of other craziness in my life), I…

MPix Pro is the “professional” version of MPix. Most of the products are the same, but the price lists are different, and you also get the option to use the ROES ordering system and drop ship orders. There are also some products that are (or used to be) unique to…

Everything we use for the yearbook is stored on a portable hard drive. Why? It helps make the work portable. I’ve got a desktop in my classroom, a laptop, and a desktop at home. By using the portable hard drive, we can work on whichever computer is most convenient –…

About Digital Photography How To

Digital Photography How To is intended to be a guide to people learning how to use their digital SLR cameras. Three years ago, I had never picked up a camera; now, I produce a yearbook every year and I moonlight as a professional photographer.

I write this website to share what I've learned in that time. The topics will range from truly beginners topics, to tutorials for post processing, to resources for yearbook and graphic design, to thoughts on transitioning from a hobbyist to a professional. Keep up to date by subscribing to the RSS feed.

About the Author

Digital Photography How To is written by Brian Rock. In addition to being a photographer, he's an educator. He teaches high school history, he's the advisor of the school yearbook, and he trains his kids to do all of the photography for the yearbook.

You can connect with him directly on Google Plus.