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Friday, February 12, 2016

What does a $50K camera look like?

Now you know!

It is one of a very small number of a special production run. Recently came up for sale and fetched $50,000.00

An extreme example, to be sure. But, quality products aren't cheap. A dud of a photograph can be made by someone shooting with this, tho. And an award winner can still taken with a 50 year old Yashicamat. It's not all about the equipment. But sometimes, a photographer needs a little more than the basics or consumer models.

Know your craft! Know your tools!


Monday, January 25, 2016

Best of 2015!

Meeting all your photographic needs.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Accessories Part 1 - Tripods and Flashes


Two of the most useful accessories for DSLRs are the same two accessories we recommended when we all shot consumer grade 35mm film SLRs. A tripod and a flash.

First, the tripod. There are certain types of photo situations where a tripod is a virtual necessity. Long exposures, multiple exposures, extreme close up, and extreme telephoto (or telescope). Situations where it is handy but not vital are portraits (esp groups), architectural, panoramas, and HDR.

Any time the camera needs to be in the same exact place for a series of exposures, a tripod helps ensure that. Any time camera shake can affect the photo's sharpness, such as any high magnification work or very long telephoto, a tripod  is vital.

Certain types of HDR photography benefit from keeping the camera in a repeatable position, too. If you are trying to photograph a public place without people everywhere in the frame, an HDR program that lets you stack exposures and "ghost" any moving objects relies on tripod use. Panoramic stitching is also much easier if your camera pivots around the same, repeated, spot. 

Second: flash / strobes. A flash or strobe adds a power punch that built in flashes aren't able to deliver. Also, the lens being further away from the flash helps make a more natural look and can prevent "red eye" in portraits. Some higher end flashes allow for off camera use, further enhancing our ability to model our subject with the light.

That's my two first choices.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Selective Focus Post Process

Want a blurred background in your portrait but don't have a fast lens? Many post processing programs have a sharp/blur tool. Play around with the settings to get the most natural looking effect.




Saturday, October 17, 2015

Two Kid's Backpacks - Transformer Material

Set of two kid's backpacks made with Transformers material.

Small backpack approx 10" high, larger one, 14"

$50.00 for the set, $10 S/H or free local pickup (OKC)

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Friday, September 25, 2015

One Exposure - Three Images

From our recent trip to a local lake. 

This branch composition intrigued me. As I exposed it, I was using exposure settings to enhance a B&W rendering. I also wanted a good subject for the Infrared processing feature of Photoshop CC. 

Here it is:

In Living Colour  

B&W with all the right contrasts

IR - Infrared



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Fun Image Manipulation

Gradient Color to Black & White of an old building.

Caption: "Turn a corner and go back in time."