Monthly Archives: April 2012

Contrast: When it works, man, it really works!

I will be digging into more shooting this weekend as I’m set to go on a hike tomorrow and an event on Saturday night for a burlesque show. I’m going to learn everything I can about low-light shooting and hope … Continue reading

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Grain at low light

One of the things I was so disappointed with when I got back from Morocco was how so many of my pictures ended up grainy because I was shooting in low light. I’m looking forward to learning how to avoid … Continue reading

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Hiking surprise

So, I fussed with the Temp slider in Lightroom and messed up the color of this photo. The contrast was harsh and I was trying to soften it and lessen the contrast but failed. I’m unsure how or what exactly … Continue reading

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Dear photographers, what tripod and light kit should I get?

I’m looking for a lightweight tripod that is¬†compact-able¬†enough to take hiking. I’m also looking for a compact-but-powerful portable light to throw into my pack. What do you recommend? I got one of those crazy Kata bug bags that has a … Continue reading

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Finally: some fun with the macro

I became abnormally excited when I spied a patch of mushrooms growing in my backyard and had a little fun with the macro, some leftover Easter chicks and a figurine of Han Solo yesterday. Nerds will note that is an … Continue reading

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So you’re trying to tell me that shutter speed is not the same as film speed.

For the few of you who have subscribed to this blog so far in the week I’ve been posting, a) thank you and b) this little story will give you an idea just how remarkably retarded I am when it … Continue reading

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The best photo I have ever taken.

A year and a half ago I took a two-week escape-from-my-breakup trip to Morocco and took a Nikon d200 with a 28-200 and 14-28 lens with me. At the time, this was the first time I’d ever shot with a … Continue reading

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Why are 50mm lenses the bees knees?

Today, again thanks to Curious Josh, I woke up and started reading about lenses. Josh posted something on the evil Facebooks about a 50mm lens and as a result I started reading this article by someone I should read more … Continue reading

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Little by Little

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A dogpark lesson in Manual vs. Aperture

So I go to a fancy fucking dogpark, okay? It’s right under the Hollywood sign and the view and the dogs are pretty awesome. It’s not “really” a dog park but everyone that lives nearby uses it as one. My … Continue reading

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