Author: Colby Brown

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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In-Depth Review of the Dell XPS 13 9380 Ultrabook
Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review – Dell XPS 13 9380

Announced at CES earlier this year in Las Vegas, the new 2019 Dell XPS 13 9380 is the companies latest take on perfecting the 13″ ultrabook. While I enjoyed reviewing the 2018 Dell XPS 13 9370, it wasn’t perfect as it had a few shortcomings that kept me reaching for the larger XPS 15 9575

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: Sony 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G Telephoto Lens

On June 11th, 2019 the brand new Sony 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G OSS was announced to much fanfare, especially from wildlife photographers like myself. While I initially got my start in this industry through travel and landscape photography, my passion (and arguable obsession) with wildlife photography for the last few years has taken me to all

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Sony a7R IV in Alaska
Initial Hands On
Colby Brown

Taking The New Sony a7R IV to Alaska

With the launch of the new Sony a7R IV 61 mp full-frame mirrorless camera, there is undoubtedly a large number of very excited photographers out there wanting to learn more about this camera and how it operates out there in the real world. Fortunately, being a Sony Artisan has its perks and I was able

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Sony RX0 II Review
Gear Review
Colby Brown

Sony RX0 II Review

In April Sony released the successor to its RXO line of compact cameras, the RXO II. Although when I say “compact”, I actually mean tiny! This thing is incredibly portable, coming in at just 2-3/8 in x 1-5/8 in (59.0 x 40.5 x35.0 mm) in size and weighing only 4.7 oz (132g).  But it wasn’t

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Travel Photo Guides
Colby Brown

A Photographers Guide to Exploring the Northern Territory of Australia

When it comes to visiting Australia, there are a number of incredible places worth exploring. From the skylines of Sydney to the wild beauty of Tasmania and the incredible coastlines found around Queensland, Australia as a whole has a lot to offer every kind of traveler and photographer. However, after visiting Australia multiple times over

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: A Photographers Look At The Dell XPS 15 2:1 (9575)

In May of this year (2018), Dell launched the XPS 15 2:1 9575 hybrid laptop powerhouse, a device I have personally been looking forward to for some time. Back in November of last year, Dell invited me and a handful of people to a private event in Austin where among other things, I was able

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

GEAR REVIEW: A PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKE ON THE BENQ SW271 4k Photo Editing Monitor

When it comes to choosing the right monitor to buy as a photographer, things can get pretty complicated pretty quickly. There are simply so many choices for you to pick from in a variety of different shapes, sizes & qualities, which leaves many photographers with more questions than answers. However, regardless of the complexity of

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Contests/Giveaways
Colby Brown

Dell XPS 13 Instagram Giveaway Details

What better way to celebrate the day after my birthday than to announce my next big giveaway on Instagram! Back in January of 2018, you saw me giveaway a Sony a7R III, and now I am happy to announce that I have a brand new Rose Gold Dell XPS 13 9370 (Full Review) to give

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: A Photographers Take Dell XPS 13 (9370) Quad-Core Laptop

When it comes to finding the perfect laptop as a photographer, we are often torn between the choice of getting something fast and powerful or lightweight and portable. While thin and light machines were typically underpowered but provided good battery life, the more powerful laptops were thicker and heavier, often weighing between two or threes

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