Category: Photography

I cut my photographic teeth on aperture priority cameras. I had to learn how depth of field worked and how to make my subject the focal point of the photo through selective focus. Of course, there are other ways of doing it, but that was one of the important techniques that I learned. A few years ago, “bokeh” was all the rage. Lots of blogs talked about the bokeh of a particular lens and how some lenses had good, others…

I’ve shamelessly stolen an idea from Mark Graf. You see, this morning I was on his blog, making a comment and I noticed a link to my most recent post. I wondered how could that be. I did a quick search of Google and found the,CommentLuv plugin and installed it. It’s pretty cool. If you have a blog and you leave a comment, it links back to your most recent post and puts that at the end of the comment…

Thanks to all of you who participated in the personality test the other day. Ove asked a good question: I appeared to be INFP… Now I only ask myself, what’s the point knowing this? ~Ove Long, long ago, in a land far, far away … that land called Ohio. I decided that since I had a camera and fancied myself a photographer that I’d take a shot a doing wedding photography. After all, how hard can it be? Well, for…

The beast is back! After a long hiatus, the D300 is finally back in my hands and on my tripod. I’ve not used this camera in nearly a year. It started flaking out last year, around April and finally gave up in June. It wasn’t until mid-November that I sent it back to Nikon. Then, it was on hold, awaiting parts for nearly a month, but it finally arrived yesterday. This, in itself, was a surprise. I just happened to…

One of the few from 2005 As I am going through photos for my various books that I want to put together, I open each of the Lightroom catalogs as I am ready to start making selections for that particular book. I’ve already completed the book for 2004. I moved onto 2005, opened the catalog, and saw that I had only 47 photos! At first I thought that it was a mistake. I MUST have misplaced them. Must have. Then…

During this weekend’s retreat, I took some time to download Lightroom 4 Beta. I was most interested in the new book module, so that’s where I focused my attention. Thinking back, I participated in 2 of the 4 SOFOBOMOs and I enjoyed my participation; however, I most say that sometimes, making a book was quite annoying. I had to deal with Scribus, the open source book making software, learn of its idiosyncrasies, of which it had many. Further, there was…

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