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Playin’ it Straight- iPhoneography Minus The Twist

It’s easy as can be to fall under the magic spell of an iPhone App and next thing you know, you find yourself cranking out ‘novelty photo’ after ‘novelty photo’ for no good reason other than the fact that you CAN. Sure. It’s AMUSING but is it any damned good? I have a very close… Read more »

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 »

Never Forget

It was cold out and snowing lightly, and certainly not the nicest day for a walk. I was on the way to meet a client about 5 blocks away in the Downtown Core. We met outside an overly crowded Starbucks on a bench on the main floor of Banker’s Hall. We had a pleasant conversation… Read more »

Anatomy Of A Retouch

I got a really intriguing email a short time ago from a great guy named Ryan Baxter. He had a fun story about ‘recreating’ an old childhood photograph with his two sisters. They got very close to the original in their restage attempt with a few significant differences. He emailed me the following: Hi John,… Read more »