That old film camera sitting up in your father’s closet, or in your grandfather’s dresser won’t make you a better photographer. It’s like a gas range won’t make you a better chef or a fountain pen improving your handwriting. These are things; a thing cannot make you better than you already are. In fact, they might even exacerbate the mistakes you make. Sure, using these might help you eventually, but there’s only one thing that will make you a better photographer, yourself. I’ve seen of late and even posted articles about these photographers who laud the film camera and how by only picking it upRead More →

Established in 2013 by MainStreetHost and taken on by Alex Luyckx Photography in 2015, #photochat is a community of photography professionals and enthusiasts who congregate to talk shop and discuss anything and everything photography. To participate in our weekly chat (every Thursday at 1:00pm ET) search the #photochat hashtag to see the conversation, or find me at @AlexLuyckxPhoto on Twitter for more info. Be sure to include the hashtag in your tweets to answer the questions and talk with the other participants. If there’s a topic you’d like to see covered in #photochat, hop onto Facebook, Twitter, or good old fashioned Email and let meRead More →

While I’ve already written two blogs on the subject of the a6000 I figured now having owned and worked with the camera extensively on a three week trip to Europe it was due time to do a proper review of it using the same model as my Classic Camera Revival blogs. This is a fantastic camera, perfect for those who are tired of the usual SLRs or just don’t need that style of camera for what they wanted. It was actually weird that several other folks on the trip all had digital SLRs and me, the one usually associated with photography was rocking this tinyRead More →

In the world where everyone and their uncle has a digital SLR cameras the idea to introduce smaller compact system cameras is a rather unique one. My first experience with these cameras was the Olympus E-P1, the very fist in what would spawn several different ones from across the camera manufacturing world, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic, Ricoh, and Sony all started making these rather neat cameras. With the E-P1 getting long in the tooth and a big trip this summer I wanted to get an upgrade. I eventually settled on switching away from the Olympus Micro 4/3 system to go for the Sony E-Mount. TheRead More →

I had gotten a grand total of three hours sleep before my alarm clock woke me up. But I knew there was some strange reason I had done this to myself. So by five in the morning I was back on the road again aiming myself into Toronto. I reached Polson Pier just before six. The wind and cold was wicked that morning. My iPhone told me it was -10C. I quickly setup my camera at the edge of the pier, two huge cargo ships were busy getting loaded. But my interest was in the Toronto skyline. The sky was still dark, no sign ofRead More →