Alan Gwizdowski

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A Classic Portrait Lens Reinvented For Modern Cameras

The Petzval lens, designed by a mathematician in 1840, was one of the first portrait lenses to change the art of photography because its design allowed enough light into the camera for photographs to be taken relatively quickly. The Petzval’s optics also introduce a distinctive, swirly “halo” …

7 Simple Ways a Blog Can Get You More Photography Clients

By Ramsay Taplin Are you a photographer who dreams of taking your photography business to the next level? Well, one of the things that creative …

Weekend Humor: Canon Expected to Unveil Neural Imaging Device at Press Event

<i>Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t, ya rube.</i><p>The photo world was abuzz with speculation after Canon sent out a slew of invites …

Make a Super Simple Smartphone-to-SLR Adapter Using an Extra Eyepiece

This weird looking contraption is a homemade adapter that lets you shoot digital photographs with a smartphone through the viewfinder of an SLR. …

A Brief History of Golf Ball Design, and Why You Shouldn't Hit People with Baseball Bats

I once helped a career criminal move some things out of his basement—long story—and when we got to his golf clubs, he hit me (not literally) with …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …