About

Live, learn, shoot, share.

Hello. My name is Tyson and I take pictures. Sometimes for money, but mostly just because I love to.

Now, I look like the big one, but with a beard, another kid, and more tattoos.

Here are 6 random things about me:

•Once, when I was very young, I won a frog hopping contest at the Del Mar Fair with my frog ‘Hopper’ who I captured in the sewer near my house. Seriously.

•I enjoy cooking. A lot.

•I graduated from a hippie college with a degree in political and economic policy in international business, but I prefer to play music and take pictures. I still to this day have a hard time with patchouli.

•I am 6’5″ tall, and yes, I do play basketball despite having a recurring back injury sustained from a failed attempt at a hit beyond my ability while snowboarding when I was 17. It sucks.

•I have one “good” eye, and another that suffers from lasting effects from a surgery. Oddly, I’ve decided to follow a passion and potential career opportunities that require me to use my eyes constantly for meticulous adjustment as well as stare at a computer screen for hours on end. Go figure.

•My favorite Now and Later flavor is and has always been mystery mix.

I’d like to share a few things that I’ve figured out, or continue to learn from. Making the switch over to digital photography has opened up so many tools and abilities that were otherwise tedious or unavailable in days past. I hope that my experience can help, or at least helps you open up a few doors to help explore beyond your current boundaries.

I am a (fairly) new family man. My wife, Mrs Squeeze and I have spent the last few years comically playing parental figures and caregivers to our two young boys.  We’re starting to get the hang of it. Needless to say, I’ve not slept much in the last few years which, while exhausting, allows a little extra time at odd hours to research and write. Sadly, very little of that makes it to print so to speak as I’ve found, just because I’m awake doesn’t mean I should write. Makes for a good laugh the next day though.

Please stop in and say hello, ask a question or contribute some insight that I may have overlooked. Stay tuned as I will be adding content regularly. I want to eventually provide photographers young and old with a good series of references from fundamentals to more advanced lighting and post processing techniques all the while adding to my skill set as I go. This is a site to collectively learn from, myself included. I love photography and enjoy learning through shared experience. Hopefully I’m able to provide you with something you did not already know.

If you’re into such things, please connect with me on Facebook HERE, or Twitter HERE.  Join up with our Flickr Group HERE as well.

Feel free to email me with any questions or to inquire about hiring me at photosbytyson [at] gmail [dot] com

Thanks for stopping by,

Tyson

You can help support the site by doing your normal shopping through my B&H Photo and Video Link (click here).  Prices are the same, but a small commission comes back to me.  Thank you for this!

If you’d like, visit my gallery website!

If you are a manufacturer, distributor, rep or vendor and would like to contact me to set up a review or tutorial of your product, feel free to email me and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

Contact me at – photosbytyson [at] gmail [dot] com … or, hit me up through the contact me page.

*All images on this blog are © Tyson Robichaud Photography, unless otherwise noted. Please, do not use them without written consent from me. Thank you.

14 thoughts on “About

  1. hi tyson..i am from india and have been researching for a good camera to buy for a beginner/enthusiast..the internet is my teacher..also unfortunately the kind of cameras i am narrowing down are not available in india(panasonic micro 4/3)…i am going to cook up a way to get from usa or just wait till it gets here and pay big bucks for it..my only fear is that if i get it from usa I may not get the warranty benefits…
    anyway just wanted to let you know that i like your photo-blography and am inspired…

    • Hi Meghna,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment! I think the micro 4/3 system is the most complete of the mirrorless system cameras currently. It is bested in areas by the NEX and Samsung NX cameras, but is better in other ways in my opinion. If you have the ability to try any of the other systems though, I’d certainly check them out. If you can find them in India, and save yourself money, it might be worth it… Regardless though, good luck with it all and thanks again.

      All the best,

      Tyson

  2. Greetings from Saudi Arabia.

    Great site Tyson. I’ve enjoyed reading your articles and found them informative . Great photos as well :) . Wish you and your beautiful family all the best.

    • Wow Kien! Thank you. I think you’re going to enjoy the GX7, I know I have, and continue to. It is just about my perfect camera. The only things I’d add to it would be better environmental sealing, a 14 bit RAW file and perhaps an IBIS system that worked for both the live view feed and video. Otherwise, I can’t fault it for anything that comes to mind after shooting it daily for the last year.

      Enjoy it and thanks for taking all that time! Let me know if I can help answer anything in the future for you.

      All the best,
      Tyson

  3. I just received it today! I have a question on the live view. It puzzles me that anytime the shutter goes above 1/1000 it stops showing true live view. at 1/800, the live view looks the same as at 1/1000. It looks find under LCD, then of course is pitch-black once taken. Constant preview is on, it just seems the 1000 shutter speed is the limit. This is in manual and S mode. A mode works fine lol. It seems to set auto ISO for LCD only once it goes past 1000. I can live with it but it’s quite an annoyance.
    Compared to my em10, the ergonomics are so much better! I just want to shoot with this vs how cramped the olympus fared. The em10 being very similar to the em5, I agreed with your 3 part thread. I’ll update firmware to see if my problem is solved.

    • Hi Kien,

      I think what you’re seeing is the fact that at a certain point, it is so over or under exposed, it just keeps the screen at a point where you can actually still see what you’re shooting. It may also be a refresh issue coming from the feed from the sensor to the screen with a certain level “maxing” out it’s capability. I don’t know honestly.

      I just tried to replicate what you’ve described and see what you’re saying, but in my case it also coincides with my image being underexposed by more than two stops which is going to be very dark anyway. After that, I can’t really see a situation where I wouldn’t benefit from the screen still showing me something. so that I can still compose.

      In Aperture priority, because in most all cases, there will be a shutter speed to properly expose based on our aperture setting, it works just fine as the “exposure” is set on screen essentially by our exposure compensation.

      In Manual mode, it does max out at around 1/1000 sec. Here we are able to pay attention to the light meter and the red/grey sliding exposure scales though.

      In Shutter Priority, constant preview/live exposure stays constant (for me anyway) and I need to pay attention to my light meter and slider scales. While annoying, this makes sense to me because often there isn’t an aperture value capable of properly exposing based on a set shutter speed depending on the ss setting. I never use Shutter priority though so I guess I’ve never really noticed this.

      I’m not sure if there is a way to over ride this, but I’ve never been bothered by it. If you pay attention to the other on screen options with the light meter and the sliding scales of ss and aperture value (showing red when it is greatly over or under exposed, while keeping it in the “grey” meaning, depending on how you are metering), it is letting you know that the area it’s metering from is within the sensor’s ability to expose it properly. You can also add the histogram on screen if you choose.

      Very handy tools, but a curious thing with it maxing out at 1/1000 on manual. Not sure why that may be.

      Anyway, all the more reason to keep an eye on the light meter I guess! Having any live preview is something that didn’t even exist a couple years ago and still will never exist when using a DSLR through the lens, so that we have it at all is pretty cool I guess.

      Enjoy it!

      t

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