Category Archives: Essays

Full Frame Issues

This article summarizes some of the full frame issues that I experienced which resulted in me stopping the use of this camera format back in July 2015. Photographers should absolutely use the camera format and brand of gear that best suits their needs. Full frame camera gear was not the best choice for my needs. That does not mean that it would not be ideal for other photographers.

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Chasing Unicorns

As photographers who care about the quality of our work, it is easy to start chasing unicorns when it comes to our choice of camera gear. We can create some Utopian vision in our minds about how the perfect camera is supposed to perform, then compare the realities of today against that idealistic phantom.

The result is that we can sometimes find ourselves in a never ending cycle of dissatisfaction… and waste a considerable amount of money chasing unicorns as we buy in to, and sell out of, various camera systems.

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Benefits of Creative Expression

This article discusses the benefits of creative expression. While this website is focused on photography, there are a myriad of ways that we can exercise creative expression in our individual lives. The challenges that each of us have faced while the global pandemic has dragged on, have been considerable. They have weighed heaving on many. Considering the benefits of creative expression may help to motivate us to tap in to our creativity once again… and improve our everyday lives in the process.

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Experiencing a Salad

Experiencing a salad, like so many things in life, is something that we often take for granted… seldom giving it much thought.

In many parts of the developed world we just assume that things are going to be there for us. Food in our local supermarket. Electricity when we flip a switch. A roof over our heads to protect us from the elements. Heat for our homes. Medicine at the pharmacy.

This is not the reality that faces billions of people around the world each day.

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Social Media and Piracy

Many people enjoy posting their photographs online, and it may be prudent to consider the risks of social media and piracy. Since I am not a lawyer, this article does not suggest that I have any expertise with Copyright laws in various jurisdictions, nor is the intention of this article to recommend that any specific actions be taken. My intent is only to share some of my personal experiences and perspectives.

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