Speculating about what a camera manufacturer may do is always fun…but also a ‘shot in the dark’…kind of thing to do. A little over a month ago an interview done by Nikon executives in Japan received a lot of camera media coverage with the (translated from Japanese) statement “bringing in multiple mirrorless cameras at an early stage”. This was interpreted by many folks to mean that Nikon would be launching some larger sensor mirrorless cameras in the very near term. Perhaps a lot of wishful thinking is wrapped up in that interpretation. There could be another, simple way to interpret that translated statement. Continue reading Joint J6 and V4 Launch on the Horizon?
A new article that I wrote for Photography Life, “When People Downsize Their Camera Gear“, was published today. Readers interested in viewing the article can use the link provided. Continue reading When people downsize their camera gear on PL
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. Continue reading Photographing Water Birds in Winter on Photography Life
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?
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