Before You Whip Out Your Camera – “Take a moment to smell the roses” – This is a good read from Digital Photography School –

  Before You Whip Out Your Camera - "Take a moment to smell the roses" - This is a good read from Digital Photography School -   II have long been an advocate of checking out where you are going to shoot pictures.  Getting the lay of the land and the interaction of the local [...]

I LIKE HER WORK – JANE LURIE

I have spent so much time teaching and judging photography over my many years and I have been privileged to meet and admire a great many photographer's images.  There have been times that a photographer has crossed my path and there was just something that made his or her work stand out above all the [...]

Why Have You Stopped Taking Pictures

Lately I have been speaking with people from all walks of life who used to love photography and making pictures but for reasons that are not really clear, just stopped doing it.  What started the conversation was my little Cosyspeed Streetomatic Plus camera bag with a Manfrotto Pixi Evo table top tripod sticking up out [...]

My Friend Bill – Last Year He Left The Room And Broke My Heart – But He Is In My Thoughts A Lot And I Miss Him

My Friend Bill - Last Year He Left The Room And Broke My Heart - But He Is In My Thoughts A Lot And I Miss Him - I am not totally sure why I am writing this blog now but I am sure there is some great emotional need for me to talk about [...]

What Happens When Your Camera Is The Same As Every Other Camera? An opinion piece!

  What Happens When Your Camera Is The Same As Every Other Camera?  An opinion piece I have used a lot of different camera brands and overall they all produced very nice images.  But the system that I finally wound up with after all my years of shooting with different cameras is the Fuji X [...]

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO-via PetaPixel

                          If you are about to learn something new, or are revisiting what you may of have sort of put aside for the love of automation it is always a smart thing to do learn or relearn the basics. This article posted on [...]

The Philosophy Of Less – – – If You Own Way Too Much Gear Then It Is Time To Get A Smaller Bag

I recently had a visit from a photographer friend who I have known for a very long time.  We were friends in several territories I covered for Nikon for 33 years. He was in Washington DC for an assignment and he had a couple of days before he had to get shooting. He looked pretty [...]

Improve Your Lighting Skills with a Trip to the Toy Store

  I have been doing this with toys for the longest time and find them to be a wonderful way to do still life studies and learn about lighting .  Please read this article. It is great for a rainy day or when you can't get out of the house for one reason or another. [...]