I don’t know that I’m your typical gearhead but I am a gearhead nonetheless. After working my way up the Canon hierarchy from a Rebel XT with a kit lens to a 30D to a 50D to 5DMkII with a bevy of L-glass, I now find myself smitten by small, point-and-shoot type cameras. The evolution [...]
This is the third in an irregular series of random musings by this ol’ photographer/artist.
“REALITY. What a concept!” I remember George Carlin using that line in his stand up routines must have been back in the 60s.
And yes, what a concept reality is. I have alluded to some of my conversations regarding reality [...]
I sense a bit of a resurgence in interest in black and white photography. This is probably at least in part due to the introduction of Nik Silver Efex 2 software, a package that makes black & white conversion so very easy. My rather unscientific observations of black and white images presented in competitions, on [...]
This blog post is based on a series of images that I posted on Facebook earlier this week. I entitled that series “Creativity Run Amok” and I am sure you will soon understand why. Over the course of my development as a photographer (a process that will continue for the rest of my life), I [...]
As I scan back over my “recent” posts, I realize that the way I opened my last post could just as easily be the opening for this one. I started my last blog post by saying:
“Sometimes things just happen and the next thing you know, two weeks have gone by without a blog post. [...]
Sometimes things just happen and the next thing you know, two weeks have gone by without a blog post. And I find myself wondering… what was I doing the past two weeks. Well the answer is at once simple and just a little bit complicated. A series of events transpired within a very short period [...]
Ghost or what?
Let me preface this story behind this week’s “Image of the Week” appearing on my home page by clearly stating that I still do not believe in ghosts, haunted houses and such. Some do. I don’t. Some hang on every episode of “Ghost Hunters”. I don’t.
This past Friday, I had the [...]
I had the pleasure of getting together with some real HDR heavyweights this past Friday and shooting at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. All totaled there were seven of us – Tony Sweet and Jason Odell (of the Image Doctors) who have just published an e-book on Nik HDR Efex Pro; Rick Walker, the other [...]
This is really a continuation of my last post here. Same trip to Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA). Same camera – my Canon 30D. Same Lensbaby Composer but with the Soft Focus Optic rather than the Plastic one and using the +4 Macro filter from the Lensbaby Macro kit. I might add that while I [...]
Sitting here in the dog days of winter, I was searching for new toy to put in my bag of tricks. I didn’t want to spend much coming out of the holidays but I felt the need to buy something. I thought about about software. I considered a new point-and-shoot to fill the gap between [...]