Category: Photography

Craftsman: 1. a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft; artisan. 2. an artist. Yesterday, when I was out taking pictures in the evening. I spotted the above group taking pictures. The young lady had her group put their back to the setting sun, she stood about 30 feet away from them, with her small point and shoot digital, and took a picture. The flash fired, and she looked at the back and was disappointed with what…

This time out, I’ll take both cameras: The D2X for those early morning, tripod based, shots, and the D40 for the evening walk around shots. Here’s to adventure and something different!

Event Horizon Continuing with my second reading of Art & Fear, I came across another interesting section. This section in question talks about how we get to where we are in our art. Each day we look at our own art and make tiny course corrections until we get to where we are, as artists. Further, if you continue to apply the same methods that got you there, you should get the same results. At this point, you are more…

Before Want to see how much dust you have on your sensor? Go outside, stop down to f/22, take a shot of the clear blue sky, or perhaps a piece of white paper with your lens focused to infinity, come back in, open the image in PhotoShop, process it with Image -> Adjustments -> Auto Levels and be amazed!!! Oh well, sensor dust is a fact of life. There’s just no way to prevent it. It’s time for another cleaning…

Photo by Richard Polk A.K.A The Student For some time now, I’ve been thinking off and on about which direction should I go with regards to my photography. I’ve never felt that the commercial route was for me. I’ve done a couple of model portfolios, some weddings, even a couple of product shots long ago. None of these seemed to hold my interest. I’ve thought about trying to get published, but have never done anything towards that end. I’m not…

I was reading Art & Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland. If you haven’t read it, you should pick up a copy. It’s worth reading, to be sure and the best part is, it’s only about $10.50! I wrote a post about it last July. There are so many topics that could come from this book, but I’ll write on one that I’ve only seen mentioned once before, to my recollection. The topic is not quitting: OPERATING MANUAL FOR…

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