April has been an interesting month. It began with one of my closest and longest friends asking me to help plan his recently deceased brother, Toms Celebration of Life. He asked if I could do some photography work and print a few images to have framed and on display for the gathering of family and … More April ~ 2019 The Month in Pictures and Words
The 30 Days of Black and White wrapped up a few days ago. Since then I’ve been wondering how shooting in only black and white would affect what I shoot going forward. It hasn’t taken long to realize that my entire vision, how I see, what I see and how I care to shoot what … More Learning To See Less
It’s always so much fun to get a new lens for my camera and this one is special in a few ways. It’s a Fujifilm 16mm f1.4. On my camera that gives me a 24mm field of view. In other words it’s pretty wide and brings in a relatively large amount of the environment that … More Fun with the Fuji 16mm f1.4
Since my last post, about my quest to slow down and see with less chaos but still try and tell a story with a picture the idea has continued to seep into my consciousness and find it’s meaning in front of my camera. It hasn’t been easy. I see other photographers who have managed this very well and … More Simpler, Quieter and Fewer Distractions Just by slowing down
My life can be overwhelmingly busy most of the time. At least that has been the case up until recently when a big change happened and life slowed down, somewhat. My youngest daughter graduated high school and moved on to University. The empty nester syndrome came on suddenly and I wasn’t quite prepared for the … More Slowing down and Learning to see with less chaos, less distraction and still tell a story.
I’ve been pointing a camera at stuff for more years than I can remember. I’ve never really known why and until recently (maybe just the past few years), I’ve never really understood the technical side of photography. Learning to see light, understanding how that effects aperture, shutter speed and depth of field were all things … More Image Quality versus Vision Quality