Essays and Inspiration Category Archive - Page 22

The Perks of Switching Camera Systems

The choice of the first camera system is an exciting one. Why would it not be? You get to pick the first camera to buy, the first lens, and you spend so much time reading reviews, forums and asking friends for advice. I know I did - some eight years...

A Stranger in a Strange Land

Have you ever had a surreal experience when you’ve walked through a doorway and once on the other side you’ve entered into a strange, foreign land where people speak in tongues, and you feel completely lost and helpless? NIKON 1 V2 + 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 25.2mm, ISO 400, 1/400, f/5.3[/caption]...

David and Goliath Visit Bird Kingdom

After an early arrival of winter in Southern Ontario I thought I’d escape it for a few hours by taking David (my Nikon 1 V2 with CX 70-300mm VR) and Goliath (my D800 with Tamron 150-600mm VC) to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, Canada. NIKON 1 V2 + 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6...

Autumn Magic in Acadia National Park

As the maximum temperatures slowly drop below 40 F (6 C), the ephemeral autumn silently gives way to a long winter in New England; but not before weaving its colorful magic yet again. This year, I was fortunate to witness this magic from up close during a weekend camping trip...

My Announcement

This long overdue announcement was something I had been unintentionally delaying for too long this year. I started this letter months ago on an airplane and I am now sitting again at an airport, waiting for my four hour flight to Denver, in hopes that I will be able to...

Confessions of a Photo Sinner

WARNING – this contains adult humor of the PG-13 variety, sassy double entendres, and a bunch of my trademark puerile humor too – read at your own risk. A couple weeks ago Nasim climbed Mount Zeiss with his D810 and returned with Photography’s 16 Commandments (Nasim’s an overachiever, duh). Before...

Why Do You Enjoy Photography?

I have a simple question for you. Why do you enjoy photography? When I first asked myself this question, I thought, "Well, it's obvious, isn't it? It's what I do for a living! I never get tired of picking up my camera and "going to work." But this doesn't really...

The Matter of Obsolescence

Let me show you what an old man can do. I’m not talking about myself, of course; rather that’s what my 8-year-old DSLR said to me before I went walking in Epping Forest yesterday. Given the rate of change of digital technology, 8 years may as well be 28 years....