Tag Archives: lens

Easel - © John Neel
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…

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.

Family in Truck -  © John Neel

The Present of Photography

Thich Nhat Hanh “Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings…

Self - © John Neel

The Stand-In

  There are times when shooting certain types of subjects where focusing on the subject can be very difficult and auto-focus is not an option. One such example might be…

Bobby © John Neel

Film or Digital – Something crazy to think about!

“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you…


HDR Globes from Crazy 360° Panorama…Made With A 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 and more recently, the 8mm version on my…

© John Neel

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…