Category Archives: Focus

Proud To Be – © John Neel

Sony A7 and the Tamron SP 45mm lens

“While some seem to think the only way to get a great image is to spend enormous amounts of ……… lenses can be empowered with a magic of their own. That they have inherent qualities that make them perfect……Tamron on my Sony A7

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Lake Ontario – © John Neel – 2017

Using the Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 Prime lens

There are many good reasons to use a prime focus lens. Probably the most interesting to me is……Each time I go for a walk, I find something to photograph. Even if it is familiar territory such as a walk around the block, the world finds ways of changing from the time before. The 85mm Tamron F1.8 SP

Water Tower – © John Neel

My latest book from Ilex Press: Focus In Photography

It isn’t easy to marry those two discussions but Neel manages to do it very smoothly. He provides a general understanding of the concepts before he shows you how to use the gear to apply them in practice. You actually have the feeling of having learned something.best photography book, great photography book, 2016, 2017,book,my book,focus book,

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Finding Light

“Photography is not found in the camera you use, what you know about…Photoshop, Lightroom…camera…

Abstract Reality - © John Neel

The framing of an image.

To me, a quotation is similar to a photograph. It is the essence of an idea or reasoning. It works as a kind of thought bubble meant to ignite…

Couple - © John Neel

Garry Winogrand and the theory of transformation

Winogrand means that the image becomes something different as a result of its framing. I think he framed beautifully. I do not believe his work was haphazard. He knew where he was and anticipated the subject.

Separation - © John Neel

The Numbness of Winter

Photography – “Sometimes in the numbness of winter, you shoot what you can find to shoot. Cabin fever is a…

Argus Cintar adapted to the Sony A7

Argus Lenses Go Sony A7 Camera

I was almost to the point of making my own mount when I discovered an eBay dealer who has begun making and selling adapters for Argus lenses to be mounted to digital cameras.

Backyard - © John Neel

To Caption or Not To Caption?

If I have to explain it, it isn’t free to do its thing………The viewer brings their own history to the table. It is best when they are forced to think.