Author: Paul

Enjoy your weekend and practice using your tripod. Advanced students may mount the camera and use a long cable release. Enough said!

I remember when I first picked up a wide angle lens to use. I hated it, absolutely hated it. It made everything look so small. I had visions of seeing these wide-open spaces portrayed elegantly with my new fangled lens. I got rid of that lens. The problem, of course, was the photographer, not the lens. After I learned how to use one, many years later, I always made sure to have one in my kit. For the last few…

I was standing, looking at the lake, enjoying the last rays of sun. I saw him come down the tree, to my right, circle around behind me, then stop. I wondered what would happen if I stood absolutely still, so I did. Eventually, he made a wide circle around my to my left, stopped and looked at me, came closer, and closer. As a matter of fact, he came so close that I thought that he might actually mistake me…

This morning as I was walking through the woods, especially after taking this shot, I thought of how great it is to have digital cameras with viewfinders on the back. Normally, I don’t use it, as I prefer to use the regular viewfinder. The rear viewfinder has a few disadvantages, glare being the most notable, to me; however, this morning, in the shade of the trees, it really came in handy. This particular shot was pretty low, right on the…

Well, here it is, birthday number 52. It’s a wonderfully warm day in Charlotte, quite in contrast to what it was last week, when we had about 8 inches of snow on the ground! This particular birthday is not necessarily a milestone, like 50, or something. I’ve learned so much in my life and wouldn’t trade any of my experiences at all. As far as I’m concerned, I have a perfect life, just as it should be, complete with challenges…

Hopefully, The Rolling Stones won’t mind my borrow a little from them with my title. I follow Robin Wong’s blog. I like his street photography portraits as well as his write-ups about Olympus gear. He’s an Olympus Malaysia employee, is a fan of Olympus equipment, and enjoys what he does. His gear reviews are the types that I like to see. They are not scientific; simply put, they are “man on the street with the camera” types of reviews; however…

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