These are but a few of the first photos I took with my Canon 5D when I got it a few short weeks ago. I got the EF 24mm f/1.4L lens at the same time, and that's what I used to get these photos. I'm very happy with the 5D and the 24mm. To be … Continue reading A first impression
For the past month, I've been using the Canon EOS 30D as my primary camera, and I love it. I've taken over 5,000 photos with it. I actually got a bit sad when I had to send it back to the good folks at Canon PR. In the span of 30 days, I've come to … Continue reading Camera review: Canon EOS 30D DSLR
Part of the fun of having a good camera is using it in all sorts of situations, inclement weather included. It was raining during one particular afternoon last month, and to top it off, it was windy and ridiculously cold (somewhere between 34-38 degrees Fahrenheit). Yet I really wanted to go out and take photos, … Continue reading Photographing in the rain
Back in February, Ligia and I plus good friends of ours took a photowalk through downtown DC. Our objectives: the Watergate Hotel and the Kennedy Arts Center. I used my Exakta EXA Ia to take the photographs. It was a lot of fun to use it, as always. I still love to shoot on film, … Continue reading The Watergate Hotel and the Kennedy Arts Center
This is a photo of the ceiling mural inside the chapel of Mount St. Mary University. Ligia and I were passing through the Maryland countryside on our way back from Gettysburg, we liked the architecture, and stopped to take photos. I have a ton more to postprocess, but really wanted to post this photo today … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Bottom line: love the camera body and the user interface, good lens, good grip, but the CCD sensor is not as good as it should be. Read on for the details. I won't bore you with the specs, which you can check out for yourselves. I'm going to focus on real-world use. I purchased the … Continue reading Camera review: FujiFilm FinePix S9100
I've been intrigued by HDR (High Dynamic Range) post-processing for some time. At its best, it renders incredible images. At its worst, average, and even good, it renders completely unrealistic, overprocessed, unwatchable crud. Even some of the best images made with HDR methods seem weird. They're not right -- somehow too strange for my eyes. … Continue reading My own sort of HDR