In search of the art

Anyone who knows me, or has followed my blog at all, probably thinks I’m obsessed with my search to try and define phrases such as “Fine art photography.” For certain, I want to understand, and I want to help others understand, what it is that qualifies a photograph to be described as “Fine art.” So, […]

Read More

Simple is good

One of the things I like about these days between real autumn and real winter is that it forces me to keep things simple. There’s not a lot in the grand landscape that’s interesting to me most days. Still, with a little patience and attention to “tiny landscapes”, or extracts, we can come home with […]

Read More

Understanding the Aperture/Shutter Speed relationship

While we are almost constantly thinking about our aperture and our shutter speed when out composing and capturing our images, most experienced photographers barely think about the relationship between the two fundamental elements of photography because it quickly becomes almost intuitive. Still, it’s one of those elements of photography that puzzles many of the newer […]

Read More

The drab in between

It’s difficult during the drab days between autumn and winter and that’s especially true on days like today, when winter is threatening with thick dark clouds and therefore minimal color in the landscape. Add to the fact that the colorful leaves have all fallen, lay on the ground as pretty much a soggy mess. It’s […]

Read More

Cleaning up messes

My life seems to be all about cleaning-up messes these days . . . at least my photographic life is. For a few days now we have been talking about “AF Fine Tuning” because I had a couple of my lenses refurbished and wanted to make certain they were working properly. I really appreciated everyone’s […]

Read More