Tag: Photography

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Yesterday, I went to the Mint Museum here in Charlotte. I’d never been before. The work of Sonja Handelman Meyer was on display. Who is she, you might rightly ask. Well, she’s 93 years old, lives in a retirement home in Charlotte, and the show at The Mint Museum was her first show ever. In the 1943 she was introduced to a group called, The Photo League. The main focus of this multi-racial group was to be socially conscious photographers…

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“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” ? Shannon L. Alder I’ve been thinking about this for some time, finally it gelled. I have a couple of hard drives that have died, for one reason or another. Both of them have some of my pictures on them; however, most of my photos are on my main computer and I use Crash Plan as my…

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I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how to improve my photography, honestly. Most of the time that I even think about it is when I think of how much fun that I have doing it, or perhaps wondering where I’ll turn my camera the next time. Occasionally, I will think, though not often: How can I improve? What does improvement even mean? Or, what if I’m at the top of my game? What if this is as…

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…

I’m not a big fan of bells and whistles and usually the first thing that I do is turn all of that stuff completely off, beeps, bells, auto-focus assist, facial recognition (well, I did turn that back on) etc. Also, I will admit that I’m not known for reading user’s manuals from cover to cover. I am in no way surprised that I had overlooked this feature. I just happened to run into it on a blog post somewhere. If…

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