Archive for October, 2009

Hats Off to Our Flickr Group!

Hats Off to Our Flickr Group!

One of my biggest joys in hosting The Discerning Photographer blog is the fun and surprise that I get when members of our associated Flickr pool add new photos to the group and they pop in to the right rail of this page! I find it really fun to see what members have chosen to upload to our still-small-but-growing group….

Finally, Some Beautiful Light!

Finally, Some Beautiful Light!

After weeks of constant, dreary, soul-sucking rain, a day of beautiful, fabulous light! A few reflections about why we shoot, why it’s good for our very being to pick camera up and go out in search of a great image…..

Sign Up for our Photo Forums, Win Prizes! (Maybe)

Sign Up for our Photo Forums, Win Prizes! (Maybe)

OK, time for a chance to win free stuff! I need to cajole more of you faithful readers of The Discerning Photographer to head over to our new Photo Forums and Register. Until we get more people registered and participating in the Forums, we won’t have the critical mass of folks needed to create the lively exchange I’m hoping to have on that part of the site…

How to use light balancing gels

How to use light balancing gels

In the flap of my camera bag I keep a wallet with gels cut to fit my portable strobe. The gels all have velcro strips permanently attached to match mating pieces of velcro attached to my strobe. Here’s how to make a set for your strobes and how to use them to improve your results…