Category Archives: Other stuff

Dirkon Pinhole Camera

Dirkon – A Paper Pinhole Camera

Pinhole is magical in that it requires no sensor, no mechanical parts and no lens. While it is possible to use a pinhole in place of a lens … a tiny hole in a simple box with a piece of light sensitive material inside is far more impressive.

Pinhole – © John Neel – 2017

The Next Pinhole Day is April 29, 2018

Between now and April 29th, I’ll be getting ready to make and use a pinhole camera. I’ll also be posting a few posts about pinhole and pinhole related photography.

Paper Dove – © John Neel – 2017

Happy New Year! 2018 A New Beginning

May 2018 be a year to end hatred, racism, bigotry, denial, ignorance, wars and greed.

Proud To Be – © John Neel
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Photography as Past – Present – Future

Photography…TIME and SPACE …Our lives benefit from constant redirection. It is how we move forward… Many seem to only live in the past. It is how we view the present moment that helps us understand where to go next. John Neel

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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…

Rear Window - © John Neel

Photographic Inclusion

The photographic image is simply a logical view of an artistic statement. It is an utterance made from the combined relationships of selective visual cues.