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From Snapshots To Great Shots Podcast

From Snapshots To Great Shots Podcast

Holy smokes! It’s been a ghost town at the blog and the only one to blame is me. I’ve been super busy writing my new book for Peachpit, creating videos, and working new images. I guess I’ve had a lot of balls up in the air and something had to give, so I apologize. But, here’s the good news… I have tons to report.

I’m really excited to announce the new Peachpit Podcast channel, “From Snapshots to Great Shots.” Make sure you stop by and subscribe to get the latest videos by yours truly. We’re looking to post ten in total from me as well as plenty more from other great photographers.

Socialize now!

Because I’ve been so busy I’ve really tried to post an image a day on my Facebook Page as well Google Plus. Now, if you want to follow me on a little more personal level or wish to share your images then feel free to hit me up on my public profile.


I leave in the coming days for Ireland and I’m super pumped to finally get an opportunity to photograph what I’m sure is going to be an amazing countryside. I’ll be visiting Dublin for a few days of street photography, then renting a car and making my way to the Southwest Coast. I’ll be posting images on the blog and Facebook so make sure to check back.

My Gear

I gave in to my desires and bought a new Canon 5D Mark III. Now, I want to make something perfectly clear: I’m not an impulsive gearhead that has to own everything that is bright and shiny. But I will say this… Damn, it’s a nice camera and I had to have it! When I wrote the Nikon D7000 book I remember thinking to myself, I sure wish Canon would learn a bit from Nikon and revamp their camera controls. Well, I’m here to report Canon did it right. The 5D Mark III has been revamped and the camera controls are much easier to operate. Don’t even get me going on the quality of the noise reduction. In the past, camera manufacturers’ battles were fought on a field built on megapixels, but now that field has been leveled and the new turf war is about higher ISO and lower noise.

There were a few surprises with this new model, which I’ll share in the next post, but for now it looks like I’ll be selling one slightly used, unconditionally loved Canon 5D Mark II because there’s a new body in my life. 😉

Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots


  1. Hi John,

    I really enjoy your books – I have them all in Kindle edition.
    I recently sold my D7000 and bought a new Canon 5D MK3 and a bunch of new L glass, which I’m enjoying a bunch.
    Looks like you have an excuse to write a new book 😉

    It’s also interesting to observe that neither of us bought a Nikon D800…

    Take care…


    • Colin,

      The D7000 is a great camera but the Canon 5D Mark II is a workhorse. I’m glad you’re enjoying your new rig as well as my books!

      Take care, John