Portrait Wednesday: In the Pink, Again!
Nov29

Portrait Wednesday: In the Pink, Again!

With Wordy Wed-nesdays running so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bern-stein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wed-nesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson. Over the next who-knows-how-many weeks I’ll be showcasing a different image of her that was made over the five years I’ve worked with Pam showing her many, many...

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Photographing Floral Jewelry
Jun01

Photographing Floral Jewelry

Today’s Post by Steven Dillon “Jewelry” is one of my favorite compositions and is one of those pieces where I had the feeling that it could be something special even before reviewing it using the camera’s Live View. The image was created one fine summer morning while composing images of daylilies at the Yonce Farm near Ridge Spring, SC. The water drops are from a sprinkler system that had run earlier in an area of the gardens I had...

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Choosing Gear for Glamour Photography
Jul05

Choosing Gear for Glamour Photography

A while ago, I featured a post called “Glamour Photography with Entry Level SLRs” featuring a video clip from an outside source that used some of my material to explain that the cameras you bring to a glamour or boudoir session are not as important as the attitude and talent you bring. Solely as a point of information, the cameras I currently own and use for glamour photography are mostly Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless camera and...

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Why I Like Battery Grips
Feb19

Why I Like Battery Grips

I get to test new cameras for Shutterbug, this blog and Mirrorless Photo Tips but regular readers know  when it comes to my personal cameras I tend to be thrifty. I may get to shoot with high-end expensive cameras but contrary to what many think, after the review they’re returned to the manufacturer. All of my personal gear is funded out of my wallet. Over time, I evolved a simply philosophy and even wrote a  post (“How...

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Wordy Wednesday #133 “On Track with Locomotive 318”
Nov05

Wordy Wednesday #133 “On Track with Locomotive 318”

Recently I was testing the new Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens for Shutterbug magazine (look an in-depth review on-line real soon now) and took it to the Colorado Railroad Museum along with two Canon bodies—an EOS 5D Mark I and an EOS 50D that was converted to infrared capture by LifePixel. On the EOS 50D the lens has the angle-of-view of a 45-480mm lens. Exposure was 1/800 sec at f/16 and ISO 400. Special offer for readers...

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Wordless Wednesday #054: “Hidden Mesa Barn”
Mar20

Wordless Wednesday #054: “Hidden Mesa Barn”

Barn at Hidden Mesa, CO photographed with Canon EOS Rebel T4i and Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens tweaked in Topaz Detail 3.1.

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