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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.

Walker  - Pinhole - © John Neel
Live Picture Screenshot - © John Neel

Live Picture – Software that was way ahead of its time

  Once upon a time, there was a software package that could destroy Photoshop in nearly every way. Even today, if it were still available, it could hold its own in…

© John Neel

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.

Self - © John Neel

Breaking the Rules = Discovery

Creativity has very little to do with conformity. Breaking the rules allows us to develop ourselves more creatively. It is how we establish originality.

Modern Living - © John Neel
© John Neel - Made from scratch

The Pirates of Photographic Creativity

In the new world of camera and phone apps much of what some people think is creative happens because of software engineers who appropriated those looks from the real creative artists who originated them. Not that anyone seems to care.

Buttermilk Falls - © John Neel  - Pinhole

Pinhole Calculator – How To Use

Pinhole calculators come in a variety of forms. Manufacturers of pinhole cameras sell various analog versions. If you make your own, as I do, you’ll need to find a way to calculate the exposure.

Roadway in Snow - © John Neel  - Slit Scan Video Still

Slit Time Video – Capturing time in a wedge of light

The slit scans here were created from a.……… While many cameras these days can produce a panorama simply by moving the camera through an arc, an actual slit scan produces a very different kind of image.

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…