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.

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.

Breath Control

One of the things that makes macro shots so beautiful are their shallow depth of field (DOF). There’s just something about that island of sharpness within a a sea of soft focus. But when that focus is on the wrong part of the subject, a great shot turns mediocre at best. And unfortunately, with such…

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 – Liveview

With this part, I want to touch on how I use the Liveview function with the app. Ultimately, it has the same functionality as using it directly on your camera but because it’s on your device it’s so much easier to use. Why is this? Because of 3 key factors. First, you can sit, or…

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.

Columbine Flower

I took this picture in Battery Park City. I take a lot of my flower shots there mostly because I live there and also because they plant such a wide variety of flowers around the parks. But this trip wasn’t really about capturing specific flowers, it was about testing out a new piece of kit…

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 – Introduction

A week ago, I was lent a CamRanger. This is a cool little device that you attach to your camera and it allows you to control the camera through your cell phone or tablet. You can actually adjust most of the functions which is pretty awesome. But even better, you can download and review each…

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.

Vacation Rental Shots Made Easy(er)

I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot and when I travel, I stay in a hotel or some sort of vacation rental. Often times, I’d like to document these places but I always have trouble translating what I see to the camera. I even have a relatively wide angle lens (18mm) but it still…

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.

Magic Panoramas

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to write about a really cool feature of panorama shots on cell phones. The only thing stopping me was my procrastinating to ask someone to pose for me. Well, I finally got off my butt and asked someone. And the results are pretty cool. So what is this…

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.