Category Archives: Gear

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Creativity Knows No Lens – or Camera

Creativity comes from within. It really doesn’t matter about the lens or the camera. The only thing that really counts is vision.

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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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Intellectual Property, Inc. – The IP Mindset – How ideas are stolen.

That ownership that companies seem to exploit, including the one mentioned above, has some very negative connotations that perhaps should be addressed.

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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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3 Minutes…Click! Flip….Drive….Stop…Shoot!…Repeat

I used to make a pact with myself that I would take at least one photograph before getting back into the car. The main reason that this simple idea works…

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Crazy Resolution – Fotodiox RhinoCam = Resolution for the Masses

    The RhinoCam When it comes to pixels, if you want to make big images, the more you have the better. As discussed in a few previous posts (see links below),…

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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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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.