This is the third blog post on my return from the pandemic. I had a photography studio in Houston from 1998 until 2020 – over 20 years. Some were large, HUGE, and some were smaller. At the end of 2019, I was thinking deeply about … Continue readingReturn to Domestic Travel
This is the second blog post on my return from the pandemic. We finally made the opportunity to return to France and get back on the canals. The image illustrating this blog post is our canal boat tied up near a lock with a delightful … Continue readingOn the Canal
How are you doing with your “pandemic recovery?” I have been considering getting back to work – but here’s what I’ve found. First, it’s a lot of two-steps-forward-one-step-back. Yes you can travel, but the airlines are having staffing issues and not all places are managing … Continue readingBack to Work!?
I guess everyone else who blogs photography has either totally ignored the pandemic or is practically crushed by it. I think I’m in the “crushed” category…. I’m safe and well, limiting my contacts and always wearing a mask to cut down on potential contamination. However, … Continue readingI Really Ought to Write Something About This Damn Coronavirus….
I have updated my web site for the semi-annual cleanup effective with the end of 2019. We are in France at least once each year – and the end of year update often has images from the most recent trip. We put off the fall … Continue readingPlaces January 2020
Travel photography is fun and exciting. It can also be boring and random. One of the secrets is how you approach your location and how much you plan before you go. One of the things I do in getting ready for a location is to … Continue readingThemes in Travel Photography
How do you focus your camera? I’m assuming that you use the autofocus function of your camera. Even if you’re manually focusing, this post might offer you some interest. Did you know that autofocus predates digital? In the 1990’s, technology started appearing in 35mm cameras. … Continue readingFocus with Your Thumb
This is a topic as sensitive as religion or gender preference. It really shouldn’t be – the image captured is the important part. It’s the choice of the RAW (unprocessed) image files from your camera or the processed JPG image files. Do you know where … Continue readingImage Capture Format
The history of the DSLR is interesting. In 1889, George Eastman invented film with an emulsion coating on a cellulose nitrate film base. This allowed photographic film to be put in a roll, and to take multiple pictures. That same year Thomas Edison was experimenting … Continue readingWhy are we still using DSLR cameras?
Is one of your New Years’ Resolutions to become a better photographer? I offer personalized photographic education in a one-on-one or small group setting. We set up an education plan and I charge by the session. If you have goals or would like to map … Continue readingPersonalized Photo Education