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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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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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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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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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