Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
So I was out and about yesterday trying to find an image that would fulfill an assignment with a very broad scope and (perhaps too much) freedom. Didn't find what I was looking for (yet) but I stumbled upon a couple of hawks in the desert. One would perch, runaway, perch, runaway, and so on and so on. I did not have a long enough lens with me to give him the space he so clearly wanted.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
In today's digital environment you can also affect exposure with ISO (the adjustable sensitivity of your camera's sensor) and and variety of light modifying options (from on- or off-camera speedlites, off-camera strobes, hotlights, reflectors, etc., etc.) and of course, some manipulation of your ambient light situation.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Southern Maryland wedding and boudoir photographer Robin Owen has a simply terrific blogpost about boudoir posing tips . Check out the images, the tips, and be sure to give her a call if you need wedding or boudoir photography in the Maryland area!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
If you are currently in the United States military or if you have ever served, in peace-time or in a conflict, I thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and your dedication to preserving the freedoms that we enjoy. Freedoms that we have enjoyed for so long that they are sometimes taken for granted. Thank you, veterans!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
What is hyperfocal distance? It is a technique wherein you focus about a third of the way into your scene in order that everything in the image is relatively, and usually just about equally, sharp.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
This winter, I will be teaching a couple of classes for Gilbert Community Education. There will be a "How to Buy a Digital Camera" class in November, for folks shopping for the holidays and again in January for folks looking to spend the cash they received for the holidays.
Then....THEN.....drumroll, please..... there will be a "Basics of Digital Photography" class! A three session class in November covering as much ground as I can cover in three 2-hour sessions and then we repeat it again in January (for all those folks who just got a camera for Christmas!).
Here's the details:
Here's the details:
http://www.ci.gilbert.az.us/eservices/parks/default.cfm click on blue “Winter 2009-10 Leisure Pursuits” icon to see full catalog of classes.
http://www.gilbertrecreation.com/Start/Start.asp?SCheck=615463371&SDT=40093.7180651273 This is the jumping off page to register for classes.
BASICS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY $89.00
Would you like to shoot fewer “snapshots” and more photographs worth showing off? Learn about composition, exposure, tips and tricks of technique, and an introduction to lighting. Photo critiques as time permits. 18+YEARS
Course # 54385 / Tuesdays Nov. 10, 17 & 24, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm /
Course # 54386 / Wednesdays Jan. 6, 13, & 20, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm / McQueen Park Activity Center, Classroom 4 (
HOW TO BUY A DIGITAL CAMERA $40.00
Is it time for a new digital camera for yourself or as a gift? Learn about megapixels, file formats, and the mysterious ISO. You’ll obtain a working knowledge of features and pros and cons before you shop. 18+YEARS
Course # 54387 / Monday 11/9/09, 6:30-8pm /
Course # 54354 / Tuesday 1/5/10, 6:30-8pm /
Course # 54354 / Tuesday 1/5/10, 6:30-8pm /
Hope you can make it! I feel like Ted Mosby in his Architecture 101 class!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Check out Alexx Henry's vision of the future of the magazine.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Yesterday, over by Dawn's school there was some sort of an accident with one or two people riding ATV's in the wash (sort of a valley for rain waters to travel and steer clear of the homes -- the desert doesn't absorb the rain very efficiently on the rare occasion that it does rain). Just a couple of shots of the rescue effort.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Reading Annie Leibovitz's At Work. Lots of folks think she's the bomb, others think she's over-rated. Some think the conceptual stuff is too (pretentious, obvious, silly, etc. etc.) while others defend her every move as genius. I've also seen a lot of press (both negative and sympathetic) about her current financial problems.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
- 18-megapixel CMOS sensor (halfway between the 50D's 15mp and the 5DMII's 21mp)
- Dual DIGIC 4 image processors (you have to go up to the D1's for that)
- 8 frames per second (max 126 JPEG / 15 RAW images)
- ISO 100-12800 (in ISO expansion mode)
- 19 point cross-type AF sensors (fancy)
- Center AF point is 8-directional double cross-type
- 100% viewfinder coverage
- 1.0x viewfinder magnification
- TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
- 3″ 920k dot resolution LCD display
- 1080p HD video (30fps, 25fps, 24fps)
- 720p HD vidoe (60fps, 50fps)
- Live view mode
- External mic stereo mini jack input
- HDMI output
- Pop-up Flash (that I hear can control your Canon speedlites)
- E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
- 150k actuation rated shutter
Rumored to sell for $1700 body only, or $1900 w/ a kit 28-135mm. It all sounds good to me!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The dreamy quality of shallow depth of field. I've been doing more and more shallow depth of field work with the still photography, but now take that same nifty fifty lens and shoot video. The possibilities are limitless...
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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- ...what they call...a photo shoot...
- informative article link
- crisp dragonfly
- painted dragon
- old truck in goldfield
- week of the panos
- Supersition Mountain Panoramic
- ATV accident in the wash (San Tan Valley)
- Zack Arias Shooting Strangers
- At Work
- Mr. Randy (Random) Poochie
- shooting owls is a hoot
- hd vid on the Canon 7D
- handsome beast
- safari hut
- becky and shane
- Canon 7D announced....
- Restoration Plus Imagination
- Noah Camera Holster
- and the winner is...
- Social Networking Vid...
- Fun In A Flash
- Check Friday for free engagement shoot winner!
- Dawn workin the bridal show...
- East Valley Bridal Show
- beaming bride
- projection technology, applied and projected
- dslr video
- new pocketwizards
- a biplane wedding
- all about the aussies
- variation on a pooch
- dragonfly lady
- funny wedding commercial
- food photography, it's no piece of cake
- a little sunday night monsoon for you
- is that a great face, or what?
- Katie at the window
- secret service of love
- Beck/Lerczak Wedding
- fireworks at tempe town lake 7-4-09
- wolf wants pork, of course
- next round is on the bounty hunter
- west town