Monthly Archives: October 2011

More Than a Story About Paper Wasps

I shot the video below a couple of months ago. There is a story behind that delay in posting it that you might find interesting because it is about how we think as photographers (or overthink as the case may … Continue reading

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Thinking About Lenses

I learned a lot about lenses from my years with photo magazines and contact with all camera and lens manufacturers. This affects how I look at lenses and a lot of it is not common knowledge. I also believe that … Continue reading

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Staying Focused

I don't know about you, but I definitely have some challenges staying focused. This can definitely be a problem as a photographer -- there are so many things that can distract us from what is really important about our photography. … Continue reading

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Canon EOS 1D X Affects Us All

Canon surprised everyone by announcing their EOS 1D X today. Such a camera was rumored to be coming out, but most people thought it would be announced at a special event in Hollywood in early November. Before I talk about … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Blacks and Darks in Lightroom

In the November issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine, I have an article about something it seems few nature photographers know about -- the problem of dark areas in a scene as captured by the camera. Unfortunately, digital cameras don't always … Continue reading

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Lens Choices

I have a fun little project now that goes beyond its surface to something about how we look at lens choices. Tamron has asked me to work with their newest 18-270mm lens. Officially, it is the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di … Continue reading

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