Tag Archives: HDR

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,

Wall - © John Neel

The Lines that are Landscape – Photography

The term landscape has very broad interpretation. It need not be limited to the usual trite representations we’ve seen a million times before. The best landscapes are…

Sony a7 Full Frame Mirrorless

Sony A7 Pretty and Pretty Perfect

If you are looking for a great street camera, portrait maker, or a fantastic option to your DSLR, the a7 is at least for me, a pretty perfect camera. It does just about everything I need it to do for nearly all of the kinds of photography I love to shoot. And it does it pretty darn well.

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Shoot Your HDR on a String – Make a handheld HDR support

The device here is called a String-pod. It can be an effective tool to help steady the camera during most daylight HDR sequences as well as exposure times that are…………

Eqiuipment - © John Neel

Nighttime Photography with a Flashlight

Nocturnal light painting with a flashlight is a way to make sure that the important subject details are illuminated in the final rendition.

House of Justice - © John Neel

The Light of Darkness – Nighttime HDR

HDR used incorrectly can produce some terrible photography. However, in my opinion, when it is used well, the images it can produce are pretty amazing.

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You can use HDR – Just don’t call it “HDR”

HDR can be a valid way to make a normal looking image. By normal, I mean an image that to the eye looks the way we might see it in the real world.

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