Showcase: FN Five-seveN USG, 5.7x28mm

Ah, the FN FiveseveN.  Cramming 20 rounds of what essentially amounts to a .22 on a massive amount of steroids into each magazine, this is a truly unique firearm that I’ve personally been intrigued by since it was introduced to Counter Strike back when CS first became standalone.  A Belgian design by FN Herstal, thisContinue reading “Showcase: FN Five-seveN USG, 5.7x28mm”

Budget #2: Pop-up Flash High-Key Light

If you’re new here, check out my Budget Series Pre-Ramble and the first post in my Shooting on a Budget series, where I demonstrate one way to take decent photos with the on-board pop-up flash that comes on most DSLRs and ‘bridge’ cameras, and even some point-and-shoots. If you’ve already taken a look at our initialContinue reading “Budget #2: Pop-up Flash High-Key Light”

Education Through Emulation #1: Glock Backpack

One very effective tool for accelerating your growth as a photographer is to find a photograph that you like, and attempt to recreate it.  While this sounds like copying, and in many ways is (I wouldn’t recommend doing this for something you’ll be putting in your portfolio or paid for…), it is also probably theContinue reading “Education Through Emulation #1: Glock Backpack”

Budget #1: Pop-up Flash Accent-light

If you’re not sure what this is, check out my initial post describing my “Shooting on a Budget” series.  If you’re already familiar, carry on! In this edition, I’ll give a few tips on how to take decent photos if the only source of light you have available is the built-in pop-up flash on your camera.Continue reading “Budget #1: Pop-up Flash Accent-light”