Archive for February, 2012

A Foggy Morning Full of Life and Death

A Foggy Morning Full of Life and Death

It was very foggy this morning when I stepped out the front door, the soft light suffused with a beautiful even glow. Although I had planned to get right in the car and go, the beauty in the scene made me stop, get out a camera and spend some time exploring…

January 2012 Flickr Group Critique

January 2012 Flickr Group Critique

One of my favorite things to do when I log onto the site is to check out the new images that have been uploaded to our Discerning Photographer Flickr group pool. The interests and talents of our members are so diverse…

Using Shutter Speed Creatively in Your Photography

Using Shutter Speed Creatively in Your Photography

I was out shooting recently when an old tire, some sand and a bit of water got me thinking about how critical shutter speed can be to all that we do as photographers…

The Hard Work of Photography

The Hard Work of Photography

Photography can be truly rewarding work, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever really easy. Here’s a reflection on a few of the things that you’ll need to consider if you want to become an accomplished photographer: some of what you’ll need to do, and some of what you’ll want to avoid…

New Photo Assignment is Posted: ‘Self Portrait’

New Photo Assignment is Posted: ‘Self Portrait’

Have you ever shot a really compelling self portrait? You can learn about yourself and your photography by attempting this oldest of artistic constructions. Well, a self portrait is what’s called for with this new photo assignment over in the Forums. Here are the details…

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Macro Lens Review

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Macro Lens Review

I get lots of email and comments from readers asking about what lens to buy—how to parse through all of the confusing hype around this fundamental issue. Many readers are on a budget and ask whether they really must buy the ‘name brand’ glass, or will an after-market lens work?…