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Nikon D800E

To get the “E” or not The new Nikon D800/E is the first digital SLR that broaches the medium format threshold at a much saner price.   One of the big questions of late concerning this new camera is whether to go with the D800 or the D800E version.  The difference being the...

Keepers file

Work on your percentages

No matter how long you've been shooting photographs you'll get the feeling that you just can't take a good shot at different times.  The same feeling runs through the amateur to the Pro alike.  Not every image is going to be a "keeper" and it's...


Abandon the Couch

  While both Christine and I have won a number of awards for our photography, we started out with a percentage of keepers that was so low that we wondered why keep at it?  Well, we kept at it because we really loved creating images, even...

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Getting Deconstructive

How do you know what makes a good photograph?  If you are a photographer, you need to understand what goes into making a photograph appealing.  But how do you do that you ask?  Isn't a photograph good when you can look at it and you...

light bulb

Best Photographic Tool Ever

Sometimes those of us who get into photography believe that if they just have the best camera or piece of gear, that will allow them to just point it at a scene and create a "Whoa, NICE!" moment from the images' viewers.   Where do great photographs...

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Is Photography a Commodity?

A million new photographs are created every week - and quite possibly, that many every day in the world.  Digital cameras are everywhere and in more devices than just DSLR's.  The world is filled with images from people and sources in print and social media...

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The Road Less Traveled

One of the great things about photography is that you see so many places that you would otherwise never see.  It is a part of being a photographer that I love.  Roads, paths, alleys and lines on maps call you to explore what they have...