Day +626: Gear or Photographer, Part 1

I’m officially joining in on the debate of whether a “good camera” is all that is needed to produce great images. But instead of showing you how great images can be made with the top-of-the-line pro camera and lens, costing many thousands of dollars, I’m going to do the opposite, and subject an affordable, “hobbyist” […]

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Day +558: Fair Day!

Every 2 years, our daughter’s school puts on a Multicultural Fair to raise extra funds. The rain held off and everybody had a great time. There were food stalls from around the world, a book fair, performances by the kids, face painting, and most importantly (at least for the kids anyway), amusement rides! Photographically, shooting […]

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Day +213: Macros & Panoramas (see post :-))

42 degrees on Friday- thank goodness it cooled down for the weekend! Today, I did 2 things: took some macro shots, and I tried to do something totally new (see below). MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY Macro photography looks easy, but believe me, if you want to do it well, it’s not. First of all, you need a […]

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Day +46: New location, 35mm lens!

It’s only been a few hours, but I’m already loving my new 35mm 1.4L lens from Canon. It’s sharp, it’s got great bokeh, but it’s expensive! I’m already thinking that this will be the lens that stays on my camera most of the time (sorry, 50mm). The great thing about the 35mm focal length (for […]

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