Reflections

One of my favorite images came from a bit of luck with the weather and taking an old idea and quite literally flipping it on its head. When I go out to shoot, I often try to think of different ways to capture ordinary scenes. For this shot, there had just been a flash rain…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Nantucket Summer

I was going back through my shots from my trip to Nantucket this summer. With the weather being so dreary and cold, it was incredibly warming and cheering to come across this one. This is taken at Madaket Beach. My wife and I had ridden our bikes to this beach from the main town on…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

CamRanger Review – Moving Subjects

For this installment, I wanted to try the CamRanger out on moving subjects. It’s all well and good when things are stationary in front of the camera but what happens when there’s motion? I tried it out for 3 different scenarios: My cat lying on my bed, a ladybug in a couple of locations and…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Steam

I took this shot on my first trip to Iceland. Having never been there before, I didn’t know what to expect but what I found was incredibly cool. The trip from Keflavik airport to Rejkyavik is through old lava fields. These are fields of uneven black rock that stretch on for miles. And if you…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

CamRanger Review – Night Shots

In this fifth installment of my CamRanger review, I’ll be discussing its use for night photography. The setup for this is the same as for everything else, tripod, iPad and camera. After my experience with this device for other types of shots, I had high hopes going into this. I was really looking forward to…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Liquid Lamp

For a while I was really into water drop photography. There are opposing dynamics with this type of work though which makes it both rewarding and extremely frustrating. To become good at creating these shapes there is a lot of technical stuff happening. Some of those are the equipment, the liquid you’re using, any additives…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

CamRanger Review – Focus Stacks

The next topic I wanted to cover is something that I think a tethering product like the CamRanger should really be able to help with and that topic is Focus Stacks. Just as a brief description, these stacks essentially take many images (2 -over one hundred) with a shallow DOF and treats them as cross…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

A Foray into Street Photography

As I’ve stated in previous posts, I mainly focus on macro, nature and some travel photography. One of the reasons for this is that I find it uncomfortable to take pictures of people. Making someone the center of attention and then recording that experience through my pictures hasn’t been the most appealing of prospects. With…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

CamRanger Review – Focus/DOF/HDR

In this part, let’s go a little deeper into a few areas. Focus Control – When it came to using the app to set the focal point, I had mixed results. To use this function, you will need to leave your lens on autofocus but switch to manual focus within the CamRanger app. There were…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Taj Mahal secret stairs

This was one more of those things that we wouldn’t have seen if we didn’t have our guide, Saeed. As we were getting ready to leave the Taj Mahal, he took us over to this little side area. It was within sight of the exit and left to our own devices we would have made…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.