Category Archives: Essays

Answers to questions about my Copyright statement

Its very strange that from time to time I will receive a flurry of questions, usually via email, all about the same topic during a very short time frame. There never seems to be any particular reason for these batches of questions to suddenly appear. For some reason during the past few days I’ve had over a dozen questions from my readers about the Copyright statement that I use on my articles. This brief article provides some answers to the three basic questions I’ve received. Continue reading Answers to questions about my Copyright statement

Joint J6 and V4 Launch on the Horizon?

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?

The Negative Effects of Gear Elitism

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

Relax…it’s just a camera

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