The Benefits, and Challenges, of Culling

In one of my past life adventures, I was a part time, small scale sheep farmer. Well to be perfectly honest, I was a Border Collie Sheepdog Trainer, who owned sheep. But even with a "small" flock of, maybe, a 100 sheep you start to get keenly acquainted with the idea and importance of culling. There's... Continue Reading →

Is One Image worth the Trip?

Perhaps landscape photography is like Vegas, The House Always Wins. But seriously landscape photography is definitely a pursuit without any guarantees. All the planning, the travel, the gear prep, the early mornings, doesn't matter because nothing ensures that you'll return with a bevy of stunning images. In December we have a, newly annual, tradition of... Continue Reading →

Responsible Droning

I confess that when it comes to drones and aerial photography I’m a bit perplexed and dismayed. On one hand I have a lifelong love of airplanes and flying. And combining that with my love of photography the two together are a match made in my own personal heaven. (More about my Avgeekness at the... Continue Reading →

Choosing a camera sensor, or film, size

Wikipedia Let's cut right to the chase. I'm not gonna boldly state what size camera or sensor or film size is the best. Photography is all about preferences and compromises and this choice is no different. What I will do is discuss the variety of formats that I've used and share some of my experiences,... Continue Reading →

The Very Best Camera is “Light”

There are endless online discussions and debates about the best camera and how to Photoshop your way to "great" images. But the very best camera in my opinion is "light". Great light trumps all else. The best camera gear in ordinary or harsh light creates far less compelling images than a point and shoot camera... Continue Reading →

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