Category Archives: Focus

Cloud - © John Neel

10′ X 10′ — Limitation helps you see the world

  When I teach photography, one of the first assignments that I give my students intentionally restricts their view to a 10 foot X 10 foot area. I learned this…

Car - © John Neel

Mindfulness

  The NOW is important! I believe that mindfulness is the key to all things spiritual. It is an awakening to the spirit of being and revelation. Mindfulness is the…

Yellow-Jacket - © John Neel

Macro Stacking – Face-to-Face With A Micro Beast

Slicing your way through the details Shooting small subjects with a microscope objective allows for some amazing imaging opportunities. The micro world that exists all around us is full of…

Used - © John Neel

Edward Abbey – Speaks

Edward Abbey – A landscape photographer’s best friend. I would say one of the best friends of our Planet. “The worse the environment gets, the more popular environmentalism becomes.” –…

Blue Canal - © John Neel

The Masters Are Not Gods (Cont.)

For what it’s worth Part 2 of 2 I tend to store any findings into my personal database as pieces of knowledge that I may use to knit into a…

Tree - © John Neel

The Masters Are Not Gods

The way I see it Part 1 of 2 To religiously follow a single theory, path or celebrity has never made much sense to me – photography included. Logically, it…

Voigtlander Vito II 35mm camera

I Love Vintage Cameras

A small sampling of some old favorites Over the past few months, I started to shoot pictures of some of my old cameras. The images in the gallery are a…

Greenhouse-Panorama

Crazy 360˚ HDR Panoramas w/ Rokinon 7.5 Fisheye

Recently, I have been shooting HDR 360˚ Panorama images using a beautiful little Rokinon 7.5mm Fisheye on my Olympus M4/3 (MFT) camera. In my view, this lens is nothing short…

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Zone Sieve Pinhole Dupes

The whole lot of holes thing When I first received my package of pinhole plates from Skink, the first thing I did was mount them to my DSLR and shoot…

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Train Car in HDR – Part 2 Detail

  Rust and Graffiti…with a RhinoCam…and a Sony NEX Continued from Part 1 As previously stated, working with a RhinoCam  is a lot like using a large format camera. You need…