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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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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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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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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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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 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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