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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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