Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Keepers

The more you photograph, the better you become, right?  And, yet, I notice that as I shoot more pictures, I classify fewer of them as being “good.”  My standards have gone up so high that I wonder if I’m not … Continue reading

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One Pic, Lots to Learn: Waterfall

So, what’s wrong with this shot?  A lot. First, I didn’t have a tripod.  When doing a longer exposure like this, it’s key to keep your camera steady.  Zoomed to 130mm, that’s more true than ever.  Had I been closer … Continue reading

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Chris Owyoung Discusses Concert Photography

And the bonus follow-up Shoot-Out after the break!

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James Blunt’s Music Video Overdoes It

Video SLR is a great and amazing thing. It can also be overdone. WAY overdone. I give to you, the music video stylings of Mr. James Blunt.  Please take your prescribed dramamine dosage BEFORE clicking through.  Your eyes aren’t playing … Continue reading

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PhotoLinks 10 Feb 2011

Some links from around the web and the blogosphere: Great video showing the difference between Canon’s prime lenses. Can’t recommend this one enough. Rick Sammon offers a few short tips for shooting DSLR video handheld. Zach and Jody Gray offer … Continue reading

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The rest of the header image

The current header image at the top of this page as it stands today is an excerpt from this larger image: The colors are rich and vibrant here, aren’t they?  (That sounds like Gordon Ramsey sampling a dish with which … Continue reading

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Swinging Mel Gibbons

I love visiting zoos.  I’m not a photographic purist, so it doesn’t bother me to get my animal shots in there.  The reality of it all is that I’m not going to be going on a safari anytime soon.  I’m … Continue reading

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Canon T3i and 320EX Announced

Canon made a bunch of new announcements last night. I know they’re a Japanese company and all, but announcing your new entry level camera on the same night as the SuperBowl may not be the best marketing move. In any … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #5: Benefits of Long Lenses

5 Ways a Very Long Lens Will Improve Your Photography * You can stand further away from your subject, so they don’t have to smell the stench of your flop sweat. * The natural compression of a lens racked out … Continue reading

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Photographing Medium Format in Belgium

Bert Stephani is back!  And this time he’s shooting a Pentax medium format camera.  I, of course, am posting this to help honor my Belgian heritage.

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