Archive for May, 2011

Why Manual Exposure is Critical to Your Photography

Why Manual Exposure is Critical to Your Photography

After a few days of fairly intensive shooting, I found myself thinking once again about how important mastery of manual exposure is to the photography that I do. While I love the auto features that come on my DSLRs, knowing when to use them and when to turn them off is at the top of my list of things that novice shooters need to learn…

A Photographer’s Notebook

A Photographer’s Notebook

The image was ok, but just ok. I was limited by the water around me, and the view afforded by the boardwalk: I couldn’t move 20 yards to the left or right to change the available perspective. But I knew something was missing…

April Flickr Group Critique

April Flickr Group Critique

April was another great month of images at The Discerning Photographer’s Flickr group, and here are my choices for this month’s discussion. Our shooters continue to experiment, take risks and push the envelope in the pursuit of great photographs. Let’s dive right in!

Photo Gear Tune-Up

Photo Gear Tune-Up

Does your photo equipment need a tune-up? Have you let things slide over the winter months? Here are some tips for you and your gear—getting ready for great weather and great shooting conditions…