Photography

In photography, like so many other technical pursuits, we learn about the rules as we hone our skills. But it is important to remember that the best practitioners of any profession/hobby/trade know when to break the rules to create note-worthy works. Sometimes breaking the rules just gets you into trouble, but just as often, taking […]

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Take it from me-I learned the hard way on this score-don’t buy gear or gadgets for your camera kit until you KNOW you will use it. My closet and basement are full of backdrops, reflectors, props, stands any other sundry items that I purchased on a whim in case I ever needed them. Guess what…some […]

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Monday, Jan. 9, the day of this writing, is the day of the Wolf Moon-January’s full moon.  There is something magical about winter full moon photos, so I encourage everyone to take their best shot tonight. Of course, any night shot is better when there is more than just a moon in the dark sky, […]

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Had another outing today with new Nikon D7000 and the 18-200 VR lens. You may recall my post of Sept. 4, 2011 where I sang the virtues of this great lens-how sharp it is even extended all the way to the long end of its telephoto range. That post included a photo that was taken […]

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The first big leap most photographers with a new D-SLR make is moving their camera settings from full automatic to semi-automatic by turning the dial from Auto to P. This is a giant first step, and if you have done that, I heartily congratulate you! That means that you are now controlling your ISO settings […]

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Every photographer who gets serious about the craft figures this out sooner or later. All the features of the best camera body means nothing if you don’t have a good, sharp lens. High resolution? Nah, that just uses memory. Better burst modes? Nope, again, more data to take up hard drive storage.  Improved shutter lag? […]

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Regular readers will know that when I find useful information on the web, I will definitely send my readers to find it. Today I have found over at the Light Stalking website some great tips on improving your photography. So, to give credit where credit is due, head on over to their blog and check […]

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I found a post from Scott Bourne at Photo Focus Blog suggesting how serious photographers can prove they ARE serious about their work. We all need a reminder once in a while, so with a nod to Scott, I am posting a few of his suggestions: 1. Pay attention to craft 2. Don’t shoot on […]

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