Archive for November, 2011

Nikon J1 and Nikon V1 Camera Review: Is this new format right for you?

Nikon J1 and Nikon V1 Camera Review: Is this new format right for you?

The Nikon J1 and Nikon V1: two new sub-DSLR camera offerings from Nikon. Not exactly Micro Four Thirds cameras, but obviously built with that segment of the market in mind. Here’s my hands-on field test of these new machines…

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, Up Close and Personal

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, Up Close and Personal

My photographic study of Lake Pontchartrain has entered a new phase. A year into my project, thanks to the enthusiastic support of Carlton Defrechou, General Manager of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Commission, I’m getting to spend some time shooting out on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge itself…

Photo Assignment #3 :  “Hands”

Photo Assignment #3 : “Hands”

I’ve posted the new photo assignment over in the Forums. It’s all about HANDS. Once you’ve shot your image, go over to our Photo Assignment Forum to post your photograph…

Photo Forums Giveaway: We have a winner!

Photo Forums Giveaway: We have a winner!

Thanks to all of you who have registered for our new Photo Forums here at The Discerning Photographer, where we’ll chat about any and all things photo-related…

Wrapping up the ‘Shadows’ Photo Assignment

Wrapping up the ‘Shadows’ Photo Assignment

We had a nice collection of images submitted for the ‘Shadows’ photo assignment, which involved using shadows in your photograph, either as the main focal point of your composition or as a strong visual element. Here are a couple of my favorites, along with my thoughts about them…

Darkrooms I Have Known

Darkrooms I Have Known

Over the course of my career I’ve worked in many, many darkrooms, but the darkroom I use today is my favorite: a MacBook Pro with Photoshop CS5. And yes, it truly is a (digital) darkroom! But that’s getting ahead of the story…