Like many photographers I’ve used different types of camera gear including APS-C and full frame Nikon DSLRs, a brief flirtation with M4/3, Nikon 1, and bridge cameras. I thought it would be interesting to ask readers a simple question, “What’s your favourite camera?” Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Camera?
Societies are self-serving and self-perpetuating structures. There is constant pressure to conform and to fit into predetermined slots. It can be difficult to find one’s path for personal growth and creative expression within the confines of societal norms and pressures. Continue reading At the Core of Personal Creativity
It is always interesting to meet other photographers when I’m out with one of my cameras creating a few images. The discussion often leads to the ‘missed shot’ or other photographic regrets. Continue reading Photographic Regrets: We’ve All Had a Few
Tomorrow, July 1st 2017, is a milestone for Canada…the country’s 150th birthday! Since the majority of our readers are from outside of Canada, I thought some folks may like to read a short summary about Canada and some notable Canadians. I’ve added a few images to provide some visual breaks for readers…all were captured in Canada. Continue reading Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
It is always interesting to get emails from readers. This week I had a reader ask if and when I would be ‘monetizing’ this website with paid advertising. That email was the creative spark for this article which explains why there will never be paid advertising on my photography blog. Continue reading Why there will never be advertising on my photography blog
Its very strange that from time to time I will receive a flurry of questions, usually via email, all about the same topic during a very short time frame. There never seems to be any particular reason for these batches of questions to suddenly appear. For some reason during the past few days I’ve had over a dozen questions from my readers about the Copyright statement that I use on my articles. This brief article provides some answers to the three basic questions I’ve received. Continue reading Answers to questions about my Copyright statement
Like many photographers I regularly meet people when I’m out capturing images who also enjoy photography. Often times people ask each other what gear they are using. I’m frequently surprised when I hear folks begin their answer with the phrase “I’m only using a…” It causes me to wonder how gear elitism may be affecting photography in general and the camera market in particular. Continue reading The Negative Effects of Gear Elitism
As major photography shows draw near many photographers seem to get an extra dose of GAS in their bodies as they ponder what may, or may not, be introduced by their brand of choice. I received a number of emails over the past couple of weeks with the most common question being, “What will you do if the Nikon 1 system is discontinued?” After thinking about it for a few minutes my reply was quite simple, “Relax…it’s just a camera.” Continue reading Relax…it’s just a camera
I can hardly believe that it has been 2 years since I started this photography blog. In some ways it feels a lot longer (in a good way) and in others it seems like this journey has just begun. I would like to extend a sincere “Year 2 Thank You” to each and every reader for your ongoing support. Continue reading Year 2 Thank You
From time to time I fall into a habit of only using certain lenses and overlooking other ones that are in my bag. Recently I was out doing some extension tube testing and I only brought my 1 Nikon 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 with me as this is my ‘go to’ lens for this application. I hadn’t used this lens as a regular telephoto zoom for quite a while. Circumstances led me to Bird Kingdom where I ended up using the 1 Nikon 30-110 mm without extension tubes to capture some bird images. The experience reminded me of the importance of reconnecting with camera gear we may not have used in a while. Continue reading Reconnecting with camera gear