Author: Colby Brown

XPS 13 OLED
Gear & Technology
Colby Brown

OLED Laptops Are the Future!

Like many of you, I have been an avid user of LCD based laptops over the years. After all, they tend to be popular, affordable, and with the right manufacture, can offer pretty color accurate displays, which is an incredibly important feature for us photographers. But the truth is that LCD displays aren’t perfect and

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Reimagining Image Back - SmugMug Source
Image Backup
Colby Brown

Reimagining Online Image Management – SmugMug Source

When it comes to being a photographer, one of the most overlooked but vital aspects of working in this field typically comes down to how individuals keep their images safe. It doesn’t matter if you are doing this full time for a living or you just enjoy photography as a personal form of expression, the

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Guide to Color Management for Dell XPS Laptops
Tips and Tricks
Colby Brown

The Guide to Color Management for Photographers

An in-depth look at what a color management system is, why it is important and why you should have one set in place. It covers color profiles, the importance of having color accurate displays and includes a step-by-step guide on how to properly calibrate your displays.

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Sony a1 Customize Camera Guide
Camera Guide
Colby Brown

Customizing Your Sony A1

One of the best things about owning a Sony mirrorless camera is that virtually every button, feature even the menu system can be customized and tailored to your shooting style, and this includes the newly released Sony a1 flagship mirrorless camera. While I have written a complete setup guide to the a1 for those that

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Camera Guide
Colby Brown

The Complete Setup Guide for the Sony a1

With the launch of the a1, Sony has piqued the interest of ALOT of photographers out there. With an industry-leading AF system partnered with a 50mp stacked CMOS sensor and incredible video capabilities, Sony has appeared to pare the best elements of the Sony a7R series, a9 series, and even the a7S series into a

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Scheduling Posts for Instagram Creator Studio
Social Media for Photographers
Colby Brown

Scheduling Instagram Posts For Free via the Facebook Creator Studio

When it comes to managing our Social Media Accounts, I think we can all agree that there is never enough time in the day, even during the 2020 Pandemic, to find the right images, captions, text or articles to share with our audiences on all of the various platforms we use. This is why so

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The new Dell XPS 17
First Look
Colby Brown

Dell XPS 17 Exclusive Hands-On Review

This morning at 9 am Central Time, Dell officially unveiled a handful of new laptops, including the long-awaited XPS 17 9700. It has been nearly 10 years since Dell last offered a 17″ version in their popular XPS line of laptops for creatives and prosumers and I couldn’t be more excited to not only see

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Photographers Guide Pandemic
PSA
Colby Brown

A Photographers Guide to Navigating The Pandemic

I think it is safe to say that 2020 has not turned out the way any of us had hoped. In what started out as a promising year, has now evolved into some sort of poorly made B horror movie with a storyline that doesn’t seem to have an end in sight. This new reality

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Tips and Tricks
Colby Brown

34 Tips & Tricks for Setting Up Your Sony a7R IV

With the launch of the highly anticipated Sony a7R IV 61 MP mirrorless camera (Initial Impressions), there are going to be a lot of people rushing to set up their new camera so they can get out into the field and begin to use it as soon as it ships. Regardless if you are a

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