Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Very Nice Bump From Dr. Russell Preston Brown

Today I got a very nice ‘Artist Of The Day’ recommendation from Dr. Russell P. Brown, Sr. Creative Director at Adobe   I’ve been playing with a number of iPhone Apps and have come up with a nice combination of TWO of them, Nik Snapseed and Painteresque. It was very nice of Russell to notice…. Read more »

Easy Does It-Digital vs. Film

Some Lessons still being learned in Digital Vs. Film Photography I’m a big believer in the fact that many of life’s real lessons come when you weren’t even looking for them. Last week I had a shoot for a local Interior Designer and I ‘worked it’. I squeezed every last drop of juice out of… Read more »

Ask Tim Grey

I don’t know how I managed to discover Tim Grey. I’m an information ferret, I generally stumble into virtually everything of value if it pertains to quality information on Photography. For as a long as I can remember I’ve been getting a daily newsletter from Tim Grey. Truth be known, if Tim doesn’t have the… Read more »

12 Tips For Shooting Old Vehicles

Here’s a Terrific Guest Post From ChrisBigDoer 12 tips for shooting old vehicles – by Sharpeshots.com November 16, 2012 by ChrisBigDoer Old and abandoned farm vehicles are a magnet to photographers, professional and amateur alike. Often sitting forlornly in a field or by an ancient barn, they tell a story, sometimes a sad one, that… Read more »

The All New Leica V-Lux 4

The completely remarkable Leica V-Lux 4. Way back in the early 80’s I was left a small sum of money and I spent a long time wondering what I could do with it that would actually be worthwhile. I was working in a Camera shop that sold Pro Gear at the time and in a… Read more »

The Best Of The Best

Usually, once a year a product hits the Market that without a shadow of a doubt, stands head and shoulders above all the rest. Pictured here are TWO from the past little while. The Brilliant and highly extolled Fuji X100 and the virtually unknown Leica Lens Cloth. Once upon a time, there were a few… Read more »

DSLR Sensor Cleaning Made Simple

Sensor Cleaning is a whole lot easier, these days. Back ‘in the day’, *(don’t you just love how that sounds?), of my first decent DSLR, the trusty little workhorse Canon10D, the new reality of Sensor Dust arrived on the doorstep at precisely the same time. When I used to shoot film, you’d rarely see anything… Read more »

SOTA-State Of The Art Wide Angles

Up until Digital Photography arrived, I very rarely shot anything whatsoever to do with Interior Photography. I recall doing a Home Theatre shoot, once, for my good friends at K&W Audio, here in Calgary on my beautiful old Hasselblad 500 CM. There were numerous mixed light sources and the final shot had to be done… Read more »

G’wan. Can you REALLY use an iPhone for a Headshot?

Lunch tomorrow…at Deville’s maybe? I got an email the other day from my long time friend Steffany. There’s a coffee shop a couple of blocks from here where we can collide occasionally over an all too brief lunch hour and dish a little dirt. It’s usually me doing the dishing, and Steff patiently sitting there… Read more »