Posts Tagged ‘5D Mark III’

Is Full Frame Necessarily In Your Future?

October 30, 2013 | 3 comments

In 2006, I had a Nikon D200 and D300, and was looking longingly at the gorgeous full frame 5D in the greener Canon pastures. At the time, I knew that something full frame was about to drop from Nikon, but I knew that it would be expensive, and out of my budget, whereas the 5D […]

Camera Nerd Blog O’ The Week: What’s in My Bag, Game Day

May 18, 2013 | No comments yet

No, I didn’t forget anything–my dirty, well-used iPhone 4 is the only thing that should be in the photo, because that’s all I’m taking with me. I don’t shoot sports professionally, I’m not getting a paycheck, I’m not on photo assignment. I am going to a ballgame, with my family, to have fun and eat […]

Camera Nerd Blog ‘O The Week: What’s In My Bag, Concert Edition

May 7, 2013 | No comments yet

I recently had a couple of photo gigs–photographing vintage dolls and doing some promo shots for the very talented Karen and Shawn Galvin of New Music Raleigh–that involved so much gear I elected not to do a “What’s in My Camera Bag?” because the logistics were too tiresome. There was a ThinkTank Airport International bag […]

Camera Nerd Blog O’ The Week: What’s in My Camera Bag?

April 22, 2013 | No comments yet

I spent most of the day yesterday having a ton of fun photographing amateur, pro, and collegiate cycling at the second annual 9th Street Derby in downtown Durham. This is not a paid gig, so I am free to play, and really wanted to nail down my panning technique and get some shots I could […]

The Ubiquitous Lens

March 24, 2013 | No comments yet

I haven’t been to our nation’s capital in about ten years. The last time I was here was before the iPhone, before the iPad, before the avalanche of digital cameras, large and small, simple and sophisticated, in the world marketplace. I’m sure everyone was snapping away then on their film cameras and early digital back […]

Leftovers: Clearing Out Your Fridge with Great Food

March 5, 2013 | No comments yet

Yeah, you read that right. No, you didn’t accidentally click over to I really am writing about food. I don’t think it’s the first time, and it probably won’t be the last. I can’t help myself–I was struck with this inspiration while sitting down to eat, and well, you know I have a couple […]

Fight Club

February 19, 2013 | 2 comments

When my friend Aiden told me that he had started boxing at a gym, ideas immediately started spinning in my head for how to photograph him there. With some persistence and gentle persuasion, I was able to get him to agree to some retro-themed portraits, complete with suspenders, flat cap, and moustache. As an added […]

Photographing Things the Wrong Way

January 8, 2013 | No comments yet

There are some rules, written and unwritten, about photography. Longer focal lengths and wide apertures are for portraits, wide angles and small apertures are for landscapes. There are reasons for these rules, of course–with portraits you want to emphasize your subject and remove distraction, and with landscapes you want everything in focus and often want […]

Zen and the Art of Gear Selections

January 6, 2013 | No comments yet

If you are like me, and most photographers I know who have been shooting for a couple of years, you’ve probably started accumulating some gear. Maybe you are smart or never suffer from Gear Aquisition Syndrome, but most serious folks I know have a decent–and weighty–collection. If you are at all like me, you like […]

Bull Durham

December 12, 2012 | No comments yet

I have been meaning to do a panorama like this for a long time, but had been waiting for the right combination of weather. I wasn’t waiting for this particular weather, exactly, but I like the results. With our modern digital tools, making an image like this, which is actually 7 or 8 vertical frames […]