I thought it might be fun, and maybe educational for me as well, to look back through my 2011 posts and pick out my favorites. Here they are, and it’s an eclectic group: some ‘how to’ stuff, some personal musings–it’s the type of mix you’ve probably come to expect if you follow The Discerning Photographer.
I just loved this whole story. The idea of someone pursuing their photography all those years at a high level, purely for the enjoyment of the shooting, and to have it finally brought to light years later. Like an archeological find!
This post was important because it came near the start of my current long-exposure journey, still ongoing.
I’m not personally a practitioner of the super-saturated HDR school, but I do like what it allows me to do in extending the range of a traditional photograph. This post illustrates the technique.
Lake Pontchartrain, the second-largest inland saltwater body of water in the U.S., is the source of much of my current photographic inspiration. This post is simply a love letter to Pontchartrain. It’s funny, but I’m not particularly fond of these particular images now, but the sentiment expressed is all still relevant.
People are always curious about the camera gear I use. This lays it out in a straightforward manner.
We made a summer vacation trip to the mountains of Western North Carolina. This is one of my favorite places in the U.S. and I got to do a lot of shooting on the trip. Good memories!
I liked this post because while the information is very specialized, it’s extremely hard to find this kind of instruction and breakdown, if you actually need it. Based upon years of shooting this sport.
In-depth explanation of the interdependent factors of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. These are such essential concepts yet hard for beginners to grasp.
This is one of the monthly Flickr critiques that we started here on the site this year. I’ve enjoyed the monthly interaction and chance to do a bit of teaching. This was one of the better monthly posts.
This was just so much fun for me–I love the way land artist Chris Drury uses the pinhole camera concept in his sculpture. One of my favorite shooting experiences of the year.
Did you have any other post from the site that was important to your work this year? I’d love to hear what it was, and why it helped you/inspired you. Let me know in the Comments below, and thanks!
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