Monthly Archives: June 2014

My Slide into the Darkness Lit Only by Artificial Light, and Climbing Back Out Again

Long ago, when I had picked up my first film SLR, I yearned for a built in flash.  I was told that only amateur cameras had built in flashes.  “Real pros use separate flash units”.  Still I wanted one.  All … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics, or Photography on a Shoestring, Part 2-Choosing a Lens

As in birding, I see photography as having many “levels” or approaches when it comes to gear. The type of gear used, and the amount of it depends on personal preference, subjects to be photographed and budget.  There is no … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics or Photography on a Shoestring, Part 1,

Photography can be done on many different financial levels.  There will always be those who spend more money on equipment than others.  There will always be those who have more time to devote to photography than others. And, there will … Continue reading

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