Truth or Fluff

When I first began posting my images online, it was sometimes difficult to hear negative comments.  Naturally, I thought my pictures were perfect (what a joke).  It actually took a long time for me to understand that the negative comments were not meant as personal attacks, but as “opinions”.  Some were constructive, some were not. […]

Electronic Flash

It’s only been in the last few years that I have begun using electronic flash when shooting outdoors.  What I have found is that I prefer the fill flash function on my flash unit (the aperture and shutter speed are adjusted to correctly expose the background, and the flash is fired to lighten the foreground, […]

I Love My Tripod

  I have always used a tripod to some extent, but over the years it is become invaluable to me.  A lot of photographers claim they can hold their camera rock steady.  Good for them.  I can’t.  So I use a tripod, because I love a sharp image.  But hold on, there are more benefits […]

Looking for Light

  When I first started getting serious about photography, I would usually concentrate on shooting certain subjects.  At first it was flowers, and then for the longest time, all I shot were commercial airplanes. I spent hours upon hours at airports. It wasn’t until recently did I realize what I was really looking  for.  It […]

My Sharpening Workflow

I have always struggled with the sharpening aspect of digital images.  First of all, I did not realize that during the process of converting the RAW file the images suffer a slight softening.  This is why it is necessary to incorporate some sort of sharpening technique to your images.   It is also important to […]

Why I Love Digital Photography

  I grew up with photography.  I still remember my first camera, a Kodak Brownie.  It used 126 film.  Just open the back of the camera, pop in the cartridge, close the back and crank the film advance.  Good to go….. Ahhhh, fond memories.  My first digital camera was the Nikon D70.  Yay, no more […]

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