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.

Focus Through the Noise or Listen Through the Clutter

As my readers, few that they are, know, I am an avid birder.  Being a typical suburb dweller, when I am short on time I try to bird my little half acre.  Alas, although all of the trees and shrubs … Continue reading

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At what point do you place a price on weight?

At what point do you place a price on weight?  Does the presence of an extra ounce make a difference?  An extra four ounces?  Eight ounces? Or perhaps 10 ounces is the magic number. Years ago I attended a two … Continue reading

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The Light is Right but the Color is Wrong

In my mind at least, things are sometimes black and white.  Okay, maybe a little grey here and there as well.  But out in the “real world” they somehow are still in color.  Now I’m not talking about theoretical discussions … Continue reading

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Waiting For the Light, or Games With a Revolving Door

I have always loved revolving doors. Many of the downtown stores where I grew up had them. The early ones were mechanical. requiring people to push the door as they walked to make it turn. When I was young,  friends … Continue reading

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Horses and Dogs and Flowers, Oh My

Horses and dogs and flowers oh my. wait a minute.  I’ve never done photos of dogs.  Not seriously.  Oh sure I’ve done the “usual” pictures of my family pets.  Some have even turned out half decent.  But to capture the … Continue reading

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Light and Weather Wait for No One

Natural light photography is dependent of course on the light outside of my window.  But  weather plays a large part in dictating how that light looks.  And like, time weather and the light can be fleeting.   And along with them, … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics, or Photography on a Shoestring, Part 3-Tripods Anonymous

How many legs does it take to hold your camera steady?  Two, Three, Five?  All of the above, so to speak.  If you said all of the above you’d be right.  Most folks, myself included, normally use only our own … Continue reading

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Oh Look, A Shiny or How Distraction Should be my Middle Name

Distraction and I are well acquainted. When I’m unable to come up with ideas for images the best way for me to break out of my photographer’s block is to go do something and let distraction lead me away.  For … Continue reading

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A Sudden Flash of Clarity

It can happen in a flash. That moment when you see the image that you want your camera to capture. It may be as you’re walking your dog. It may be something  you see as you drive to work that … Continue reading

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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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