One of the most essential pieces of knowledge to understand in order to attain sharp images, particularly for landscapes, is the principle of hyperfocal distance. Phil Davis put it best in Photography, 1972 “When the lens is focused on the hyperfocal distance, the depth of field extends from half the hyperfocal distance to infinity.” The general tip to burn into your memory is focus 1/3 of the way into yo
The Internet has proven to be a blessing and a curse for photographers. This week video related content takes the top two spots of this weeks Speedlinks. Interviews that would not have been as easily accessible only a couple of years ago are now only a click away… What Make’s Photographers Click? – PixChannel (via A Photo Editor) A collection of interviews from a variety of top notch photographers.
California Sea Otters certainly have an air of relaxation about them.Â As relaxed as they seem they’re actually quite active eating 20% of their body weight in food per day. Their constant pursuit of food is a reflection of their fast metabolism that helps them survive in the frigid northern California water. Their diet includes mostly invertebrates such as sea urchins, mussels, abalone, clams, scallops, crabs
This fall I will be leading (2) two California Sea Otter photography tours near Monterey, California and you’re invited! From the comfort of a pontoon boat those in attendance will have the ability to photograph the natural behaviors of California Sea Otters and potentially other species including Harbor Seals, California Sea Lions, Cormorants, Pelicans, Grebes, Surf Scoters and many other shore birds. Each tou
Click to Enlarge Invariably when you visit a photography forum these days you’ll find active discussions centered around camera gear whether its Canon vs. Nikon or the merits of medium vs. 35mm formats. At the root of these and many other debates on photography forums is the underlying question… Do high-end cameras make you a better photographer? The answer might surprise you… Yes! Unequivocally hig
Episode #6 of PhotoNetCast is out with a healthy discussion on the merits of Analog or Digital photography.Â Back in the day most of these types of discussions centered around trying to get film photographers to try and migrate to digital photography. Now that digital photography is the dominant format the tables are turning. Many photographers are now discovering film photography after years of learning photography
This past weekend my sister’s family was visiting and I got a chance to experience San Francisco with fresh eyes with my niece, age 5, and nephew, age 3. Having lived in San Francisco now for nearly 10 years opportunities to see and experience San Francisco in new ways is increasingly rare.Â As you can only imagine we had a great time. One thing of note this weekend was that I finally took a ride on a cable ca
Chris Jordon discusses his socially conscious photography and photographic art installations. Chris Jordon Presentation Video – TED Just when you thought you had the kick-ass setup at home or in your office Chase shows off a pimped photography van he had the opportunity of using on one of his last photography assignments. Chase Jarvis SHORTS: Pimped Photography Van – Chase Jarvis Another reminder why bein