Category Archives: Cameras

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A Critical Point of View – The bigger viewfinder

In the past, we had a variety of ways to view and compose images that usually relied on the cameras design as well as function. Interestingly, the design of the viewfinder can have a major play in the outcome of an image.

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Seeing Normal – The prime / standard lens

These lenses sometimes called prime lenses or standard lenses, produce a view that resembles the way we believe we perceive our world through normal sight. Things in the foreground, middle ground and distance are displaced visually in proportion to…

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$$$$ Dollars and Sense

Photography is a democratic tool. Anyone can practice and nearly anyone can develop the skills.

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The Argus C3 – “The Brick”

Better known as “The Brick” because of their resemblance in shape, size, and weight, they were one of the bestselling cameras ever produced and sold in the United States.

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Shooting Stereo 3D Images with a Single Camera

To take the two pictures, it is important to have the camera at the same height and in a parallel position to the first shot rather than angled toward the subject.

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’twas Hip to be Square

Professionals relied on the square to allow them to crop to the aspect best suited for layout in magazines and catalogs. It was an actual selling point for square format.

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To Shoot Film Again – A passion that just won’t go away.

Digital photography allows many things that film can’t possibly do. It offers an amazing amount of flexibility and creative possibility. But it is not the same experience as film at all.