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on May 18, 2015 in Random Thoughts

WildPlanet #20

Wild Planet is a marvelous magazine YOU need to be involved with. Great images, excellent insights, lots to learn, it’s a beautiful resource for photographers! This latest issue is a brilliant example of what I’m talking about. Check it...

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on May 4, 2015 in Random Thoughts

DoF Thought

“What’s the best f/stop, what f/stop are you using, how much depth of field do I need?” These questions are asked all the time and understandably. How much should be technically sharp is hard for most to see let alone, apply. I post these two images just to give you food for thought. The lens (D750 / 24-70AFS) is focused on Howard but one image was shot at f/2.8 and the other at f/16. Can you tell which is which? And if not, why? Am I screwing with your mind’s eye? You bet but it’s no more than what you can do to with your photography!My favorite and what I shot at was f/2.8, the difference in slight but it’s enough to be important to me. The key here is, YOU need to see and use the DoF that is important to you and your storytelling. Is this post supposed to clear up your DoF questions? Nope, if anything, to make you think even more about it and just...

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on Feb 24, 2015 in Random Thoughts

Simple Blessing

For the last couple of days, this is where you could find me. Sitting on a stool in wait, heavy jacket, blanket on my lap and gloves on, I’ve sat at this window hunched over with the 18 degrees winter blast rushing in. And as I sat there looking out the window waiting for the next pulse of birds to come through, I was thinking. How incredibly fortunate we photographers be! Ya, there is the frustration that comes with the craft, but that all dissolves away when you’re watching the world through the lens. I mean really, to sit, watch, whatever it is that makes your heart beat and when it is beating the fastest, when it’s heating up everything inside of you, you can can simply go click and there you have it! For that split nanomoment in time, your cares are gone and your memory is captured. Forever! What else brings that alive to us in our lives, and does it over and over again? So I...

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