Archive for November, 2010

A tale of two lenses

A tale of two lenses

If you’re on a budget (and who isn’t?), and you could only buy one item—either a new digital body or a new, professional-grade lens—which would be the right choice? Is it really ‘all about the glass”? Or not?

Portrait photography resources

Portrait photography resources

I wrote an article recently titled ‘How to Shoot Great Portraits,’ laying out my thoughts on this basic photography subject. Based on the traffic and feedback the piece generated, I thought it might be worthwhile to assemble some relevant links for portrait shooters…

Today’s Photograph November 23, 2010

Today’s Photograph November 23, 2010

Taking a walk along the southern shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain the other day, I came upon a massive piece of driftwood, obviously blown up onto the shore by some past hurricane…

Weekend Photography Links November 20, 2010

Weekend Photography Links November 20, 2010

Here’s a real mix of stuff for the photography enthusiast: some great photography, a camera review, some video tutorial work, and a bit of history…enjoy!

Today’s Photograph, November 19, 2010

Today’s Photograph, November 19, 2010

Yesterday morning I was rushing out the door to an early-morning appointment when a scattering of sweetgum leaves on my car stopped me in my tracks…

DSLR Camera Review: Canon Rebel T1i vs. Nikon D3100

DSLR Camera Review: Canon Rebel T1i vs. Nikon D3100

Are you in the market for your first DSLR? Ready to make the big step up to a ‘real’ camera? Read on for ‘real world’ comparisons between the Nikon D3100 and the Canon Rebel T1i…

Weekend Photography Links November 13, 2010

Weekend Photography Links November 13, 2010

Here’s my list of photography-related links for your weekend perusal. I promise that you’ll learn something, maybe even get inspired to pick your cameras up and shoot something, if you work your way through this mix of tidbits…

Did You Stop and Smell the Photographs Today?

Did You Stop and Smell the Photographs Today?

I find that in the course of my frequently frenzied and over-scheduled life, all too often at the end of the day I realize that, not only have I not made a photograph that I like, I haven’t made a photograph at all…

Check out portfolio of ‘Great Migrations’ photographs

Check out portfolio of ‘Great Migrations’ photographs

National Geographic’s ‘Great Migrations’ television series starts today (Sunday November 7) and Boston.com’s ‘The Big Picture’ has a fantastic series of still images from the show up on their website right now. ‘The Big Picture’ is one of my favorite online photo portfolio blogs, always emphasizing great photographic content in a fresh and topical way. […]

The New York subway system, through the eyes of New York photographers

The New York subway system, through the eyes of New York photographers

The New York subway system, seen through the artful eyes of the New York Times newspaper’s photographers, to mark the 106th birthday of the system…plus images going back to the beginning of the system…

How to Shoot Great Portraits

How to Shoot Great Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the main photographic genres, something that most of us work on, wrestle with, master or decide to walk away from in disgust! It can be tricky, demanding, difficult but oh-so-rewarding when it works….