In Part 1 of this shootout, I previewed the three tripods I’m comparing and discussed some things I’ll be looking at in all three. Part 1 also covered the Velbon CX-300 — a typical “big box” store tripod that’s better than nothing, but just barely. Part 2 of the shootout looked at Dolica’s AX620B100, which turned out […]
I love music. I’ve got a pretty extensive collection, and some of the performances I like best are from live albums. I’m sure that to some extent, this is because I haven’t heard the live versions of songs as many times as the studio cuts, but I think there’s another reason, too — the live […]
Photography in all its professional forms, has been massively disrupted by technology over the last ten years or so. The swift succession of the internet, digital sensors, and camera phones has quite literally turned every other person you meet into a photographer, and as the price of “good” cameras has declined, we’ve seen a great […]
From time to time, I’ve seen “what kind of PC should I get” threads on various message boards, so hopefully there’s some interest in this. I’m currently in the middle of building a replacement for my old Core 2 Quad system — pretty much from the ground up. Here’s the shopping list, along with a […]
Photography, quite literally, is “painting with light,” yet we so often let available light control our photos, rather than the other way around. This weekend, my Irises bloomed. First to bloom were the white flowers in the photo above. I noticed the blooms in the morning, and I thought the white flowers would look really […]
This is a wonderful TED talk that combines photography, environmentalism, and anthropology. There’s enough material here to occupy far more than the fifteen minutes or so it will take you to watch the video. Salgado’s images are powerful reminders for us to protect the world around us.
There are an awful lot of cameras sold to people who just want to turn them on and have masterful photos pop out. While some of these people wind up learning the craft of photography, quite a few of them venture out into the world with their cameras stuck on “Auto” — vaguely miffed that […]
If you’re anything like me, one of the reasons you’ve upgraded gear over the years is to get sharper photos. It’s a never-ending quest, especially for those long shots, and Image Stabilization is one of the things that can really help you out — if you know how to use it. Unfortunately, quite a few […]
It’s all about chasing that next shot. What a great video!
In Part 1 of this shootout, I previewed the three tripods I’m comparing and discussed some things I’ll be looking at in all three. Part 1 also covered the Velbon CX-300 — a typical “big box” store tripod that’s better than nothing, but just barely. As a reminder, if you’re just getting started looking at […]