From time to time I enjoy letting my mind wander…much of that is due to my advancing age and an inability to mentally focus of course. 🙂
Recently I was pondering the future of the Nikon 1 product line, as well as having other random thoughts pop into my head.
It has been over 15 years since I worked in corporate marketing and strategy but I still enjoy putting those hats on again, if only from a purely speculative position. Continue reading Where does Nikon 1 fit in the future?
It was mid-January last year that my photography blog went live. A small handful of readers from Photography Life began this journey with me and since that time our community has grown tremendously. Continue reading A Big “Thank You” to readers for our first year together
During a rather brisk walk this afternoon my brain was rattling around in my skull and it occurred to me that I’ve overspent on camera gear a few times in my life. I figured it was logical for me to assume that other folks likely have as well. I began to muse about the reasons we overspend on camera gear which led to this article. Continue reading Reasons we overspend on camera gear
For those readers who may not have seen my recent article, Christina’s Lights, that appeared on Photography Life this short piece features a small sampling of images as well as a YouTube link. Continue reading Remembering Christina
Choosing a new camera can be a daunting task given how many makes and models are available. While I am a big fan of the independent lens and sensor testing done by DxOMark, sensor performance isn’t everything when deciding on a camera. Continue reading Sensor performance isn’t everything
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