Last month I photographed a conference in Austin, TX. I just posted a video with some tips for photographing a conference or other corporate event. Check it out…

Here are some tips for photographing a conference or corporate event. If you enjoy documentary or photo journalist styles of photography, I highly recommend it.

Picked up a new 5D Mark IV on a Black Friday week sale, and recorded an unboxing video.

This camera rocks and has totally changed my photography game over the past month or so that I've been using it. The response time on the shutter is incredibly fast, and this thing can practically see in the dark. ISO 6400 and even 12800 is clean enough to use on a regular basis, letting me capture photos I just couldn't take on my old 5D Mark II.

New camera time… Here's an unboxing of the Canon 5D Mark IV.

Looking for a medium-sized camera backpack? Check out my review of the Manfrotto Veloce V.

This is a review of the Manfrotto Stile Veloce V. What's your favorite camera backpack? Let me know in the comments below. Purchased at Adorama: https://www....

We've had more rain than sun recently, but it was pretty nice out yesterday evening.

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Here’s my shot of #eclipse2017 during totality. We drove down to Kinkaid Lake, near Murphysboro, Illinois. Managed to avoid some of the crowds of nearby Carbondale, while still having 2:38s of totality to enjoy. It was an unforgettable experience.

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Be sure to have the right equipment if you are planning to photograph the eclipse!

We melted our camera practicing for the upcoming solar eclipse!

Enjoy this amazing time lapse of an overnight flight from the cockpit of a flight between Zürich and São Paulo.

Flying through the night, while the world beneath us is at sleep, is a pretty common thing as a longhaul pilot. Late evening departures lead to far distant destinations…

I recently reviewed the Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lens. The 50mm f1.8 II was the first lens I got after buying my DSLR with a kit lens. I really like the 50mm focal length, and it's an inexpensive lens for the image quality it offers. I recently upgraded to the newer Canon 50mm f1.8 STM, and I'm impressed with the improvements Canon made while still keeping the fairly low price. Watch my full review below.

I purchased the 50mm f1.8 STM after upgrading from the 50mm f1.8 II. This is a great lens. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.

Sometimes when you do something long enough, things can fall into place almost accidentally. I consider Vicent Laforet one of the most talented photographers today, so the beauty in this video is by no means a surprise.

What struck me when watching this, however, is how sometimes nature can offer incredible gifts to those who just take a few moments away from the hustle and bustle to observe.

As you start the new year ... here is a little video from the first day of the year that to me defines: SERENDIPITY. On a personal, and on an artistic level,…

A few great tips for viewing the Northern Lights.

We've been hearing rumors of active skys.

Has anybody had any luck recently?…/

Ever wanted to take your own northern lights photo? Here's 5 hints to take your own eye popping images right here in Marquette, Michigan.

Lately I've been posting photos more frequently over on Instagram. Today I finished my set from a New Orleans trip back in January. I created an album on the Radiant Photography blog with all the images from the trip.

In January, I went to the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The conference is just under a week long, so I had plenty of time to see the sights and get out in …

Having trouble remembering how the exposure settings on your camera affect your photos? Here's a handy cheat sheet.

Professional photography is hard, no doubt about it. But this cheat sheet will help those first dipping their toes into professional waters.
Radiant Photography added 9 new photos to the album: Brookfield Zoo — at Brookfield Zoo.

Earlier this summer, our family had the pleasure of spending the day at the Brookfield Zoo just outside of Chicago. I don't include zoo shots in my portfolios, but I wanted to share these because I liked how they turned out.

This was one of the first times I was able to take out my 100-400L (version 1) lens. I came away really impressed with the color saturation and the sharpness this lens has to offer.

If you haven't been to the Radiant Photography website recently, you should check it out. I've added new portfolio images and have a few new articles as well.

If you spend enough time around wildlife, they might start wanting to spend time around you…

Xochitla added 16 new photos — with Jumi Huayapa and 124 others.

Los fotógrafos de vida salvaje esperan por horas para tener la toma perfecta, pero muchas veces son sorprendidos por los animales causando adorables imágenes de sus inesperados encuentros

I wrote a tutorial on Depth of Field on the Radiant Photography blog…

Depth of Field Posted November 25, 2015 by Mike Piatek-Jimenez Controlling depth of field is one of the first more advanced topics that an amateur photographer will learn about. Most photographers will switch from full auto mode on their camera to “P” mode and use that for quite some time. Then they…

As a photographer, you have a bigger impact on your photos than you might think.

As the revealing video below shows, portraits can be shaped by the photographer’s point of view rather than just by the subject being documented. Created by The Lab in conjunction with Canon Australia, the clip features six photographers, one portrait subject and an unexpected twist. The twist consi…