My Photo Blog

Month: October 2017

Printer Under Glass

Printer Under Glass

So, you have someone that would like their framed artwork copied and it’s behind glass. And even worse, it’s not the non glare type. They tried their cell phone and that was a not cutting it. Next they called a friend with a good camera […]

Tilt Shift Lenses That Never Were

Tilt Shift Lenses That Never Were

In the days prior to digital, I shot mostly 4X5″ and 2 1/4″ transparency film. When professional digital cameras started coming out they were made as camera backs that attached to existing camera systems. At that time they also had to be attached to a […]

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

Earlier this year I was asked to do a portrait shoot, and in the example they showed me, the person was back lit with the sun. This meant that it had to be shot at sunrise, or sunset and we would have to get it […]

Seeing What the Camera Sees

Seeing What the Camera Sees

The human mind is the ultimate camera processing system, and when we look at a sunset, or any other subject matter, our mind starts adjusting. Lets make this a little bigger and reduce that, pull more detail out of the shadows, reduce the highlights, until […]

Depth Of Field Part 2

Depth Of Field Part 2

In this segment we will look at other ways to increase the depth of field, beyond stoping the lens down. One simple approach is to angle your camera film and lens plane closer to the angle of your subject. Notice in the image above that […]

Depth Of Field Part 1

Depth Of Field Part 1

In a previous blog I discussed focus and just touched on depth of field. To make things clear from the start, focus is a flat plane that lines up parallel with your lens and film plane. It is a point that everything in front of […]

Painter, Tailor, Mason

Painter, Tailor, Mason

As an artist long before I decided that the camera was my medium of choice, I liked to combine unrelated subjects. For example, try to envision putting fire and ice together, or an egg in the jaws of a large steel vise. The combination for […]