Quick Black and White Conversion

When Varina Patel converts an image to B&W, she usually uses Nik Silver Efex Pro. Here's a video that shows how she converted this photo.
Do & Don't of Lightweight Tripods

Is it Time to Quit your Day Job?

Photography often starts as a hobby, but after a while, some photographers start wondering if they could make it as full-time professionals.
Lanai Kai, Oahu, Hawaii (HI), USA

How to Clean Your Tripod

After shooting in salt water and sand in Hawaii, our tripods were badly in need of cleaning. Here is how we clean our tripod.
Touched with Light - Varina Patel

Flower Portraits

Photographing flowers isn't easy. Getting close to the ground can be a challenge in itself... and wind and sunlight add complications too.
smugmug thank you print

Put Your Brand On It!

If you're building a business as an photographer, you want your brand to stand to your clients. Here are tips on how to build your brand.