Author Archives: view2013

About view2013

I'm a photographer who enjoys working with natural light to help my camera capture what my eyes have seen.

Resolutions Are Hard to Keep or Life Gets In the Way

I had started a project a few months back to try each of my lenses for a week and report on how well they, and I did.  I’m ashamed to admit that since then I have only been able to … Continue reading

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Adventures with a 50mm Lens

Well I spent the last week working with my 50mm manual focus lens.  At first, for fun, I used it with my old Pentax istDS camera.  This was the first DSLR I had ever bought.  As I had only been … Continue reading

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Make it Do or Do Without, Next Steps

“Make it do or do without, next steps”  One of my photographic goals for 2016 is to see how much I can get out of the equipment I already own.  Part one will be spending a week working with each … Continue reading

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Make it do or Do Without

As I have posted in the past, both here and on my Facebook page; Orchid Image Photography, I am a photographer and a birder but I am not a bird photographer.  Bird photography is a world unto itself with a … Continue reading

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Forget Herding Cats, Try Photographing Chickens

In my ever increasing search to gain experience in photographing all types of livestock I visited a small, backyard poultry farm specializing in free range eggs.  There a small mixed flock of laying hens, joined by four roosters, lived in … Continue reading

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Photographing Hogs, Er Photographing Pigs

Sometimes, in the excitement of doing something different, you can forget the bigger picture, no pun intended.  Well maybe a little pun.  Last week I had the opportunity to photograph some hogs.  Not Harley, but actual pigs. I had an … Continue reading

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The Dreaded “White Sky of Death”

Everyone has a weakness, an Achilles heel if you will.  The one thing that in the heat of a creative moment they forget to do.  Rather than bore you with examples that I think other people might do, I’ll get … Continue reading

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Sometimes Getting the Most Light, is Not Light

In photography it’s all about the light.  Without light we can take no photos, it’s that simple.  It doesn’t matter if you are using studio light, natural light, or inside ambient light.  Photography is all about the light.  I know, … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Find What You’re Not Chasing

One Sunday in late November I went chasing.  In other words a sighting of a rare bird, rare in the sense that it is “rarely” seen in my area, had me up going out to see if I could spot … Continue reading

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Photographer’s Block, Writer’s Block, and Slush

Recently I have found myself totally blank of creativity.  Photographer’s block as well as writer’s block has had me in their respective grip.  I could blame it on the approaching holiday season.  I could blame it on being overly involved … Continue reading

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