The Leica M8 is 8 years-old. A lifetime in digital technology. And yet, the M8 is as popular as ever. There are dozens of new reviews online, all written within the last 2 years. That is astonishing considering the fact that it has since been replaced by the M9 and the M240. So why is […]Read more "The Leica M8. My quest for the red dot."
It’s 2014 and everyone shoots digital. The iPhone is the new Polaroid. It is an exciting time. It is amazing because it has only been about 10 years since digital photography really took the world by storm. Even then, it was too expensive for most people. The Nikon D100, once a $5,000 technological marvel, can […]Read more "Shoot film!"
I was watching an interview this week with one of the most influential photographers on the planet, Joe McNally. He was talking about how there are so many “technically perfect” images out there, but they all lack something. Let’s face it, with the birth of digital photography, the number of photographers out there has exploded. […]Read more "A photograph."
Sometimes you work with a family that just loves to have fun. This is one such family. The mom wanted a shot in front of the beautiful red bush across the street. Mind you, this was not their property. First, we got permission. Once we secured the rights, it was go time. There were many problems […]Read more "Making a shot: “Daring family”"
This is one of my favorite shots in 2014. Technically, it is not “perfect.” For the ‘togs reading this, the only light source was a window. I turned all the lights off in the room and used that window. (sort of a big soft box given the hazy day outside) Nikon D3 with 24-70 f/2.8 […]Read more "A moment…"
If you have ever seen the show “The Walking Dead” you will know what I mean. My wife thinks I am nuts, but I truly have some weird fascination with this vacuum. I figured I would take a break from photography for a night and talk about this kick ass filth sucking machine. Like a […]Read more "The Dyson DC07…one badass vacuum"
I recently made a new purchase, but it was not really a “new” purchase. I sold my D700 a couple of years ago. The primary body I shoot with is a D3. I used a D700 as a backup camera in the past. I sold it and purchased a few other bodies over the years. […]Read more "The Nikon D700…it’s back"