Posts Tagged ‘photography’

More Thoughts on the Fuji X-E1

June 27, 2014 | 11 comments

A little while ago, I spent some quality time comparing the Fuji X-E1 to the newer X-E2. I tried to give an honest appraisal of both cameras, pointing out where the X-E2 had leapt forward, and where it still fell short. In that comparison, I praised the X-E1 for its excellent value, image quality, and […]

The Story

May 19, 2014 | No comments yet

I have many favorite images taken at many weddings–staged moments, candid moments, cheesy moments and serious moments. Black and white, color, raucous or quiet, the only constant of these photos, other than the photographer behind the camera–is that all of these images tell a story. Some of the stories are small, and some are big, […]

We Have it So Good, and We Don’t Even Know It

April 2, 2014 | One comment

I spent a couple of hours this weekend photographing the 2014 Ninth Street Derby and having a blast. In years past, I have learned that manual focusing is often the only way to go for some of the shots I get, even with the most sophisticated cameras on the market (last year I shot with […]

And Then There Were (Nearly) Three.

February 10, 2014 | One comment

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was here in this same house, nervous with camera in hand, photographing these folks, my friends, my family. David and Trish were getting married then, speaking their heartfelt vows to one another. Then along came Lila… then Lucas. Suddenly, we find ourselves all with families–wonderful, beautiful […]

Fall in the Bull City, Revisited

February 4, 2014 | No comments yet

If life is about the journey and not the destination, so too is photography a lot of the time. You go out, you take photos, you come home. Sometimes you ingest them into your computer and edit them, and sometimes they just sit there on your hard drive, waiting to be processed. A new project […]

Oh Snap! Technology in Fast Forward!

January 29, 2014 | No comments yet

The other day, I was talking with someone much younger than myself about the movement of technology. I told them about my life before cell phones, the internet, and color computer monitors. I reminisced about taking a huge sleeve of cassettes with me on field trips, enough music to fill maybe 2% of my iPhone […]

Ordinary Exultation

January 24, 2014 | No comments yet

Photography. Seeing. Sometimes people suggest that photography is a matter of seeing. And I wouldn’t entirely disagree with that. Photography is about light and shadow, form, geometry, space, moments. It is about observing the world around you, really looking, and exposing natural patterns, designs, shapes. But lenses are not eyes, and cameras are not brains. They can’t filter […]

Winter Doldrums – Keeping on When There’s No Color & No Snow

December 30, 2013 | No comments yet

This blog is dedicated to my wife Hanna, who has to put up with my complaining and frustration every winter as I pass through these winter doldrums. It is also dedicated to Isaac, my intrepid companion on many of my excursions. He puts up with cold, rain, and boredom in exchange for the occasional ice […]

The Things That Are Deeper Than Photos

August 10, 2013 | One comment

There is this rule, in internet blogosphere land, that you are not supposed to post blogs at 12:30 am. Something about how most people are sleeping and not surfing the internet, devouring your precious content. That rule probably also suggests that you shouldn’t be doing it on a worknight, and maybe shouldn’t be writing it […]

Context and Scale

August 6, 2013 | No comments yet

I just got back from shooting a wedding in California, and had some time afterwards to drive up the coast and see some of the sights around San Francisco. Over the years and my visits to the west coast, I have often struggled with the scale of the place–I have lived my whole life in […]