Monthly Archives: February 2011

America’s Next Top Model – A Photography Showcase

Originally posted at VariousAndSundry.com I was so new to photography then. This is from March 15, 2008.  It holds true to this day, though. Since “America’s Next Top Model” started a new cycle this past week, in which I coveted … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

Better Penguins

Something bothered me about yesterday’s penguin picture, and it took me until a fresh look at it tonight to figure out what that was: There’s too much stuff around the edges. The penguins are the focus of the picture, and … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Posted in Picture | Tagged

Penguin-a-palooza

I love Continue reading

1 Comment

Posted in Picture | Tagged , , ,

Photographic Five #6: Why Bokeh Rules!

Five Reasons Bokeh Rules! Your background sucks, so make it unintelligible in the picture. They’ll never know. If you think they might know, push it further. Think an f/1.2 lens. Nevermind that 90% of the foreground that isn’t in focus … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Posted in Photographic Five, Uncategorized | Tagged ,

The Insides of a Canon 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Originally posted at VariousAndSundry.com: If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a camera lens looks like, here’s mine: Update: Sadly, it lost a clash of large heavy objects colliding in my camera bag and died. Nearly six months later, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Posted in Picture | Tagged , , , ,

Shooting with the Histogram, Not the LCD

With the sub-30 degree temperatures taking a break last Thursday, I took the chance to go for a walk in the park (Celery Farm, Allendale, NJ) at lunch to snap some pics.  Sadly, I couldn’t walk out onto the lake, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Posted in Adventures | Tagged , , , ,

Greatest Workshop Group ‘Picture’ Ever?

What happens when you’re on a workshop, and someone comes up with the bright idea to take a video group shot instead of a traditional picture? You get this epic coolness: Via FStoppers

Leave a comment

Posted in Video | Tagged , ,

American Idol Going DSLR?

“American Idol” has definitely been drinking the DSLR Kool-Aid.  I haven’t caught any of those cameras visible in the backgrounds of any shots so far, but it’s clear that the short depth of field shots they were using of contestants … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Posted in Video | Tagged ,

Buying New Gear to Make You a Better Photographer

You know how everyone talks about how gear isn’t the only thing? I think that mantra has become so overstated that it leaves out the things that new gear CAN give you. Take this, for example, originally posted at VariousAndSundry.com … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Shutter Speed Walrus

Here’s a prime example of how bright lights and fast shutter speed can really freeze action. It’s a shot of a water toy of my This was taken on a bright full sun day last summer. It came out to … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Posted in Picture | Tagged , , ,