It can be a revealing exercise to consider a catastrophic event happening. Let’s define that as one that is photographic in nature. For example, imagine all of your camera gear getting lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair. Each of us would suddenly go from having our photographic needs met by our current gear…. to having to start over and build a new kit from scratch. Deciding what we would do after a catastrophic event isn’t as easy as it first appears. A number of factors come into play when starting from ‘ground zero’ again.
Whenever there is a major camera or imaging show happening, or when a number of new pieces of gear are introduced, I tend to get more emails from readers. The common question raised is “Should I upgrade my gear?” Assessing camera gear differences can be difficult. It seems to me that the vast majority of differences with which we concern ourselves are marginal at best. Truly meaningful differences are few and far between. Those differences are the ones that may justify us opening up our wallets… beyond just being affected by GAS (gear acquisition syndrome).
It is always an interesting process to go back and review old photographs. Over the past year or so I’ve reviewed tens of thousands of my images as I searched for photographs to include in various eBook projects. Throughout these image review sessions I often found myself asking the question, “What was I thinking?” as I pressed the delete key. The many hours spent in front of my computer screens reviewing old images has culminated in one, simple question. What makes us better photographers? Continue reading What Makes Us Better Photographers?
Within the context of my business I meet quite a few people. As could be expected, discussions about various approaches to photography often ensue. Each of us makes decisions about photography, and our lives, based on our experience and philosophy. This article discusses why waiting for ideal photographic conditions may be detrimental. Continue reading Waiting for Ideal Photographic Conditions May be Detrimental
It is interesting to be somewhere in the back half of one’s life on this spinning planet. The passage of time brings physical changes. I often wonder who that old guy is in the mirror staring back at me. I think I know him… then wonder if I ever will discover and understand all that I could about him. Continue reading The Passage of Time
Major camera shows bring a plethora of new product introductions, and the accompanying ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ commentary on many photography sites. All of this stokes gear acquisition syndrome in us, as it is always tempting to buy new equipment. This article discusses why keeping your existing camera gear can make sense. Continue reading Why Keeping Existing Camera Gear Can Make Sense
I’d like to thank each and every one of our readers for taking the time to visit our photography blog during the past 12 months. We certainly had a busy year together! Looking forward towards 2019 there are a number of projects in the hopper that we hope will be of interest to you. Continue reading Looking Forward Towards 2019
As the popularity of this photography blog has increased, unfortunately so too has the frequency of online piracy of intellectual property that has been directly impacting our work. This causes a dilemma in terms of how to deal with the theft of our images and videos. Continue reading Online Piracy of Intellectual Property
It seems to me that too much time is spent on the technical aspects of photography, rather than on a far more important issue… the connection of photography with intuition. Continue reading The Connection of Photography with Intuition
There’s an old saying that “time flies when you’re having fun”. That must be true, as I can hardly believe that it has been three years since I started this photography blog. To each and every reader I would like to extend a sincere thank you for our third year together and for all of your support! Continue reading Thank You for our Third Year Together!