As a follow up to my Top 10 Most Annoying Photo Critique Comments post I’m going to be posting a running series on photography terms and definitions. Some of these terms will be pretty straight forward and others will be new to most. The idea is that perhaps this will boost the vocabulary of those that make critiques and provide greater understanding behind much of what we see in photography. The first entry in
A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to see a female Kestral hunting in Sonoma County. I’m not much of a bird photographer so I learned a lot in the process of capturing this and a few other images. More images from this day can be seen here.
This has been a long time favorite of mine and recently has become a favorite of quite a few others on Flickr via the Explore page. The story behind this image is quite painful. After hiking through 30 miles of the back country of Crater Lake National Park along the Pacific Coast Trail I decided to venture into the crater. A little too sore and with a few too many blisters on my feet I walked down the Cleetwood Cove
As far as photo forums go I have to admit I’m a dinosaur. I’ve been posting on photo forums since they started to pop up on the internet. Granted I’ve done so selectively, yet trying each that comes around and over time I’ve settled into a few that I feel best meet my needs. Things are constantly changing and more than likely in a few years much of this may turn out to be a fad and disappear.
One of the most ironic things about local activities and also for photographic opportunities is that some of the most amazing things are often found right under your nose. I know several local photographers that have yet to take many of the classic San Francisco photos because they take seeing these fantastic scenes for granted. Recently I discovered that an amazing wildlife refuge is literally right out side my offi
I’m a pretty impatient person so when someone tells me that something great is on the horizon I’m usually on the edge of my seat. The past few months I’ve been more seriously experimenting with Flickr.com and another great site Zooomr.com.I remember hearing about Zooomr when it first came out and was lured by a free account with a lot of storage space. I totally forgot about it until I found out the
One of the more exciting moments from last summers trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a very dramatic Caribou river crossing. More details behind this photo can be found in my latest podcast EXIF & Beyond: Wildlife Photography In The Arctic
A follow up to my earlier post Microsoft HD Photo: DOA or image file format of the future? The evolution of technologies, file formats included, and their adoption are always interesting. As much as companies like Microsoft attempt to market their standards the process seems to have a life all its own. Granted in this situation I think they’re success is going to be pivoted around adoption of the format by came
Today Microsoft announced the launch of HD Photo (formerly Windows Media Photo). Microsoft Launches HD Photo – Engadget I had seen info on this sometime ago (HD Photo 1.0 Specification) and was less than impressed namely because its a proprietary Microsoft file format. No format is immune to “proprietary”ness, given past patent issues with JPEG, but Microsoft is notoriously bad with “open̶