While I was in corporate life one truism was always present in terms of trying to discern competitive strategies, or when managing one’s career and that was – ‘follow the money’. Folks who are successful in managing their corporate careers are always adept at observing where the company is investing its capital. They then try to position themselves as best they can in those functional areas of the organization since that’s where the best opportunities for future advancement will be found.
When trying to discern competitive strategies the same thing holds true since companies will focus their investments where the largest return-on-investment is anticipated. This is especially true of their research and development dollars. Nothing is more telling about what a company thinks about the future than where it chooses to put its R&D investments. Since Nikon has only introduced a couple of DX lenses lately and has filed patents primarily for FX and CX format lenses there is a fundamental question begging to be asked, “Is Nikon DX dying a slow death?” Continue reading Is Nikon DX dying a slow death?
There are always lots of opinions about specific new camera bodies and lenses. A perpetual stream of new equipment introductions directly fuels gear acquisition syndrome, and many folks get glandular as they read about the latest and greatest technology. “Where should you put your upgrade money?” is a question on a lot of photographers’ minds these days. Continue reading Where should you put your upgrade money?
It can be daunting when one makes a decision to start a photography blog…or a blog of any sort for that matter. The first big question that enters one’s mind is whether anyone will actually read your posts. The second, and most important question, is whether you can actually provide value for readers. Continue reading A thank you to Nikon Canada for their support
With advances in technology it seems to be more and more daunting to decide which inter-changeable lens camera to buy. Continue reading Things to consider when buying an inter-changeable lens camera
Without question there is a skill component in photography. Understanding our gear, lighting, composition and post processing are all important ingredients when creating images. Photography captures specific moments in time and on occasion it can be extremely helpful when Lady Luck is on our side. Continue reading Shooting with Lady Luck
For many photographers, especially those starting out, deciding which lenses to buy can be a daunting task. One of the fundamental questions we often ask ourselves is “Should I buy prime lenses or zoom lenses?” Continue reading Prime versus zoom lenses. Which should you choose?
As photographers who regularly visit photography web sites and blogs, we all seem to be driven by very personal commitments to learn new things and to improve. Over the years I’ve been using my own ‘rule of thirds’ – not as a composition technique – but as an approach to help me direct my own development efforts when it comes to photography. Continue reading Professional Development: A Different “Rule of Thirds”