About This Blog

One of this blog’s goal is to share what I’ve learned about photography over the years. Don’t expect to find rehashes of so-called news, re-written press releases or the kind of rumors that appear on some other sites. This blog is dedicated to the art of craft of making photographs and, along the way, I’ll mention some of the equipment used but…

joe.fiatWhen I do mention specific equipment or software it does not constitute a product endorsement. That’s because I’m not employed, under contract or personally sponsored by any company. The ads you see at right go to directly support this site. Nobody pays me to write about their products. See my post “Why I’m Not a Decision Influencer” on Mirrorless Photo Tips.

Many of the illustrations you see in posts on this blog were made using Canon, Olympus or Panasonic cameras because that’s what I own. All of these cameras and lenses were purchased with my own money. Some images that were made while testing equipment for Shutterbug or this blog and are the only exceptions. You may be surprised to learn that after I finish a camera or lens review, the equipment must be returned to the manufacturer. There are no freebies, at least not for me.

In posts on this blog, when I offer a tip or mention a new camera, lens, or even an accessory like a camera strap, it’s just my opinion That’s because this is not a my way or the highway blog. You may prefer to use something else and the same goes for tips or techniques—everybody has their favorite way of doing things. What you read are just suggestions or idea that I’m tossing out there. I’m not asking you to change anything you’re already doing. That’s because my goal for my personal and professional photography has always been about having fun.

And that’s my goal for this blog too—have fun with your photography.