Like many photographers I regularly meet people when I’m out capturing images who also enjoy photography. Often times people ask each other what gear they are using. I’m frequently surprised when I hear folks begin their answer with the phrase “I’m only using a…” It causes me to wonder how gear elitism may be affecting photography in general and the camera market in particular. Continue reading The Negative Effects of Gear Elitism
As major photography shows draw near many photographers seem to get an extra dose of GAS in their bodies as they ponder what may, or may not, be introduced by their brand of choice. I received a number of emails over the past couple of weeks with the most common question being, “What will you do if the Nikon 1 system is discontinued?” After thinking about it for a few minutes my reply was quite simple, “Relax…it’s just a camera.” Continue reading Relax…it’s just a camera
Photography Life just published a new article, Photographing Water Birds in Winter. Readers who would like to view the article can use the link provided.
I can hardly believe that it has been 2 years since I started this photography blog. In some ways it feels a lot longer (in a good way) and in others it seems like this journey has just begun. I would like to extend a sincere “Year 2 Thank You” to each and every reader for your ongoing support. Continue reading Year 2 Thank You
From time to time I fall into a habit of only using certain lenses and overlooking other ones that are in my bag. Recently I was out doing some extension tube testing and I only brought my 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 with me as this is my ‘go to’ lens for this application. I hadn’t used this lens as a regular telephoto zoom for quite a while. Circumstances led me to Bird Kingdom where I ended up using the 1 Nikon 30-110mm without extension tubes to capture some bird images. The experience reminded me of the importance of reconnecting with camera gear we may not have used in a while. Continue reading Reconnecting with camera gear
Countless millions of people around the world enjoy photography for a variety of reasons. For some it is simply an enjoyable hobby. Others find it to be stimulating from a creative standpoint. Many people enjoy it as it helps them create a treasured family record of special events, as well as every day occurrences. A question popped into my mind recently: Is photography therapeutic? Continue reading Is photography therapeutic?
Readers who would like to see a new article that I wrote for Photography Life, Replacing GAS with SAS, can use this link. The article discusses some of the reasons why we tend to replace gear more often than we likely should.
This short note is to advise readers that I will be making a change to my Copyright watermark on images used in future articles here and on Photography Life. Continue reading Change to my watermark
A new article that I wrote for Photography Life, Letting Your Personal Style Find You, was just published. Interested readers can use the link to view this article.
There is something inherently liberating about photographing butterflies with a minimum of gear. As they flit about I can easily follow them without being bogged down by a ton of gear. Continue reading Photographing butterflies with a minimum of gear