No flash photography

Posted by on Dec 12, 2009 in Articles | No Comments
No flash photography

I have to admit something to all of you. I don’t have a flash. I haven’t owned one in three years. I haven’t missed one in five years. I don’t expect I will ever own one or miss one again. Why? Because I find the combination of high ISO photography and the tricks and power […]

Wintery Photography

Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in Articles | No Comments
Wintery Photography

This is the time of the year when our thoughts turn to the photographic possibilities of winter. For me that meant getting pictures that looked like a winter wonderland, whatever that meant. But it took me awhile to figure out why some of my pictures looked wintery yet others looked dull and, dare I say, depressing.

A Hoe for Roger

Posted by on Nov 17, 2009 in Nonsense | No Comments

“The barn needs a new hoe.”
“You’re tellin’ me. What happened to the old hoe?”
“I couldn’t fix’r. Got all loose and then I broke’er.

ISO is the Way to Go!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2009 in Articles | No Comments
ISO is the Way to Go!

Here is a quick way to tell a former film shooter from an only digital shooter. It doesn’t work all the time but it works much of the time and when it does work it opens a wonderful teachable moment. What is this identifier? It’s the ISO. Lots of former film shooters never change their […]

These Days

Posted by on Oct 28, 2009 in Articles | No Comments

What was interesting was comparing how things were back then, in the days of film, and how things are now, in the days of digital.

Pretty Picture

Posted by on Oct 25, 2009 in Articles | 2 Comments
Pretty Picture

Taken in Acadia National Park between workshops. Looking south toward Otter Cliffs. Handheld because I was out for a wander. 16-85mm Nikon lens. Just after sunrise. Not bad. Not great. Okay. I guess I’ll have to go back and do it right!

I Don’t Get It

Posted by on Oct 25, 2009 in Articles, Workshops | No Comments

I don’t get it. I just don’t get it. Why would people pay to go on a workshop where the leader actively photographs? They are subsidizing the leader’s photography at THEIR expense!!

Acadia Sunrise

Posted by on Oct 24, 2009 in Articles | No Comments
Acadia Sunrise

I know I never get sunrises on my workshops. That is true. But this wasn’t on my Acadia workshop, it was two days later.

4-Wheel blind

Posted by on Oct 24, 2009 in Articles | No Comments
4-Wheel blind

It really doesn’t get much easier than this. As soon as I got in the car robins started showing up. At times there were 5, 6 or 7 robins in the tree, moving around, gobbling up the berries, posing nice as can be. As soon as one or two left another one or two flew in. There was constant activity so there were constant opportunities for pictures

Playing on the dark (and white) side

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in Articles | No Comments
Playing on the dark (and white) side

Moe took us to a falls on McDonald Creek and I was playing with a little riffle in the big falls as a foreground element. I took a vertical and horizontal shot using the riffle to lead the viewer into the composition