Category Archives: Gear

Stereo Card - © John Neel

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.

Cloud - © John Neel

Make Your Marks with Studio Artist

  Add some brushes to that digital photo! And maybe a bit of animation too! Digital imaging has come a long way in recent times and everyone is looking for…

Camera Obscura Illustration - © John Neel
The Camera Store - © John Neel

The Camera Store – You might have called it the Camera Shop

    Believe it or not, there used to be in almost every town, small shops that specialized in selling cameras. Once, not so long ago, the camera store was…

Kodak - Working prototype of the worlds first digital camera
Paper Lens Hood - © John Neel

Easy Paper Lens Hood / Sun Shade

  Photographic solutions can be mindlessly simple. Recently, I borrowed a beautiful 500 mm Mirror lens from a friend. For its type, the lens takes excellent images. However, there is…

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A Gallery of Wacky and Fun Lytro Creations

      I’ve been playing quite a bit with the Lytro. Probably, because I can see its future, but also because it is fun to play with. Please Read –…

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…

Mike – © John Neel

Fisheye Fun – Rokinon 8mm and the Sony NEX 6

I am always much more interested in the way the final image looks than I am in the look and feel of a lens. The optics on this lens can produce some amazing results. Much better in my estimation than other fisheye lenses selling for much more money.