Category Archives: Focus

Dog _ © John Neel

Shoot from the HIP – Photographically Speaking

The method actually requires a lot of skill and a bit of luck! More importantly, it requires that you become well acquainted with your camera and your subjects.

Deardorff - © John Neel

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.

Willow Trunk - © John Neel

A Matter of Perspective – Seeing what is there to see

It is easy to make images of the new, the exotic and the distant. Things that are close and familiar are much harder to see.

Ball - © John Neel

The World Has No FOCAL POINT – It simply exists.

  Photography as we are accustomed, does not represent the full factuality of the real world. This is in part due to optical restrictions of both the lens of a…

IR from Lytro - © John Neel

Lytro Infrared – Another Plus for Light Field – Cool!

  Back in the winter, I had been thinking it would be pretty cool if the Lytro camera could produce Infrared images that re-focused, or do any of the other…

Couple - © John Neel

A Photographic Secret – the Commodity of Time

The choice of subject and its impact on our lives plays a critical role in determining the value of our time spent making images.

Bug - © John Neel

Fine Focus With Your Head

A simple technique that works with DSLR cameras. It can also work with others.   Achieving fine focus can be a problem when hand holding a camera with close up subjects…

TeePee - © John Neel

Self-expression and the open mind

Purists will only see what they want to see. But, those with a truly open-mind will look for what the photographer/artist intended.

Self - © John Neel

The Stand-In

  There are times when shooting certain types of subjects where focusing on the subject can be very difficult and auto-focus is not an option. One such example might be…

Bobby © John Neel

Film or Digital – Something crazy to think about!

“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you…