This article features some of my favourite Nikon 1 images in a range of photographic genres including birds, flowers and travel. Other subject matter is also included.
I find it rather bizarre that it has been over five years since the Nikon 1 product line was discontinued… and the system still gets criticized in 2023. For whatever reason Nikon 1 seems to be a camera system that many people love to hate. *shrugs*
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Life’s bread crumbs are events, people, personal experiences, intuition, messages, information, and creative expressions that bring understanding and meaning to our lives.
None of us knows when our actions may become life’s bread crumbs for someone else. Even the smallest act can have meaning beyond ourselves.
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When travelling we can sometimes find inspiration in everyday life… like these tabletops and chairs that I photographed while in Italy a few years ago. There are numerous visual factors that can catch our eye when we’re out walking with a camera in hand. It could be splashes of colour. A flow of geometric shapes. Or something that compels us with its simplicity.
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Often when it comes to landscape photography, one of our primary concerns is finding the best way of getting to infinity in terms of depth-of-field. In our quest to getting to infinity, we also need to think about the required shutter speed given any movement caused by wind, as well as our ISO value. As we all know, the higher the ISO value used, the less dynamic range we will have available for our photographs.
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When it comes to making a difference we often think about famous people who are in the news, or individuals who hold positions of power in society. Sometimes making a difference can be negative if the differences that are created are steeped in selfishness, hate, racism, misogyny, or xenophobia. When we truly are making a difference it results in increasing understanding, empathy and love.
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As photographers it can be instructive to go back through some old files and attempt some do overs in post processing. A lot has changed over the past number of years with more software programs using AI (artificial intelligence) technologies. Sometimes these advancements in software can make a significant difference, especially with images captured with small sensor cameras. Do overs can be very beneficial.
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Gear purchase decisions can be complex, and can have significant financial impacts if we don’t take the time to think things through. Taking a longer term view, like 10 year purchase decisions, are actions that we seldom do as photographers. Like many folks I typically had a 3-5 year perspective when buying camera gear. I had fallen into the ‘incrementalism’ trap by thinking that if a sufficient number of incremental improvements in specifications occurred it would make upgrading equipment every 3 to 5 years logical and worthwhile.
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We are pleased to announce that we have published a new eBook, Images of Ireland. This 209 page eBook features over 400 original photographs that were captured handheld during an extensive self-drive exploration of the Emerald Isle.
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When travelling I’ve always enjoyed finding street photography oddities as they spark a lot of visual interest in me. I appreciate that many other photographers find high levels of interest in photographing people in street situations. One approach isn’t better than another… they’re just different.
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From time to time I enjoy going back through older photographs, like some of my favourite landscape images featured in this posting. We get the opportunity to relive these creative moments. And, also remind ourselves of the creative process that led to the creation of the photographs.
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