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Color Casts In Photography

This subject has come up for me because of a recent project.  Most color casts are never noticed as long as your subjects are colorful. However, when you are dealing a neutral subject, or background, a color shift of a percent, or two can make […]

Turning An Idea Into Reality

Over the years I have always liked when my skills were challenged.  The one pertaining to this blog had to do with a concept of a printed word bursting through a stream of pouring water.  My first thought was, dose the text exist in a […]

Photographing Art Work

It seems like it should be a simple task to copy a photograph, or painting and with experience it is. In a controlled environment it starts with squaring the camera to the artwork. The easiest way I know is to place the art on the […]

Thoughts On Macro Photography

Thoughts On Macro Photography

Macro photography opens up worlds we normally don’t see, as close as they are to us. It may be an insect on a leaf, or a vitamin “E’ pill as in the photo above. In these subjects there is a beauty that we can’t appreciate […]

A Little Digital Camera History

A Little Digital Camera History

Todays digital cameras and other capture devices have come a long way in the last twenty years,from where they started. This is my view as an observer and user. My experience started with digital camera backs that attached to my 4″x5″, or medium format cameras. […]

What Is An f/stop?

What Is An f/stop?

For a lot of people starting out in photography, the f/stop has been a point of confusion. Because as the “f” number grows larger, the amount of light going through the lens decreases. On the surface it seems like an oxymoron, but as you start […]

The Answer Is In The  Eyes

The Answer Is In The Eyes

Just about everyone takes pictures as a part of our everyday lives. For many it is capturing a moment, or something they wish to share with family and friends. The question is, how was the subject lit? And what makes it more interesting than the […]

Lens Teleconverters

Lens Teleconverters

Teleconverters are one of those lens accessories that I have always had, but seldom used. They were for when there was no way you could get any closer to your subject. The common opinion was that they degraded image quality. In reality a well made […]

It’s All About Planning

It’s All About Planning

Even though pressing the the shutter happens in a split second, It is the planning that goes into that moment, that makes it successful. Wether if it’s a group shot indoors, or a architectural shot outdoors careful planning is essential. Going to a company to […]

Interior Photography

Interior Photography

Sometimes I wonder what I am going to write about next and this time it came to me while looking at a interior designers website. It was full of beautiful rooms that were very badly photographed. Before I became a photographer, I was a freelance […]