Category Archives: On The Blog

The never ending client/photographer battle

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I have been behind a camera in one way or another for going on 3o years now. And there is always that one question a client will ask that leaves a bad taste in the photographers mouth, and the answer leaves a bad taste in the clients mouth. It is a never ending battle. The […]

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RAW photo processing

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There is a never ending, internal battle in every photographer. Be is a hobbyist, amateur, or professional. At one point in time we all go through this battle. Why should I shoot RAW when my JPG images turn out fine? Well, I am not here to answer the internal question… it is like trying to answer “What […]

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Tripods and Telephoto Lenses

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Why didn’t I use the tripod? Well, besides the fact that it was 8am and I was still sipping my first cuppa coffee when I decided that I needed to practice with my big ol Bower manual everything 500mm telephoto lens.  Did I forget that I have BAD BAD hand shake? Especially with a Heavy lens on the […]

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Fiddlesticks

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Fiddlesticks — dictionary.cambridge.org/  fiddlesticks   Source= Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary May 18, 2016 – fiddlesticks definition, meaning, what is fiddlesticks: used to express disagreement or to say that something is nonsense. Well this is fiddlesticks… It has been a few weeks since I have posted anything. Hell, It has been a few weeks since I have […]

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still learning

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I attempted another black and white photo. I believe the colors are a little better on this one but am still not happy with it.   Here are some things I learned: When you choose the perfect color from the palette — it is not the perfect color… as you paint over the black and […]

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Never too late to learn

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As much as I love taking photos.. I have not had time. And when I have time.. I really just want to be lazy. That is how tired I am after walking 6 miles a day to deliver the mail.  However my time is not wasted. When I feel like being lazy, I stare at […]

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Way back when….

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Way back when….  Oh so long ago…. I look at these now and see how much I am still learning about becoming an alchemist of light. Way back when I was a studio photographer things were so crisp and clear… we had a strict set of posing we had to follow, Head shot, full body […]

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Remembering when

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Remember waking up in the morning and getting a bowl of sugar pops and watching cartoons in your pajamas?  Or having “stick ball” games in the front yard with your brother.. or building “forts” out of plywood sheets that were laying around in the back yard…  the innocent times before adulthood took over…. do you […]

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Playing with extension tubes

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Working as much as I do on the day job, I barely get time to “play” with my camera and accessories. I finally got a day off and was awake before the rest of the house. (excluding the cats) So with a cup of coffee in hand… I took out the trusty Nikon and the […]

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