Category Archives: Equipment

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My Olympus OM Era

Continuing from In the Beginning, with more nostalgia… The Olympus OM-2 was the first in a set of tools that allowed me to begin taking true macro photographs. Handed down to me by my father in the […]

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In the beginning…

I entered  photography in the 1970’s while living in South Africa. Just a teen, I was lucky to receive as my first camera an old Exa (version 4, manufactured between 1956 and 1959) that my […]

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Canon EOS 5D Mk IV Review Roundup

  I was a late adopter of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the first DSLR to include 1920×1080 HD video capabilities. I purchased it 3 years after it’s 2008 release, just when the prices […]

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Canon 6D with Rokinon 85mm f1.4

This isn’t a full-fledged review, only a quick overview of a combination I have begun using. The Canon 6D is a full frame DSLR with respectable low-light capabilities. I wanted to add to this a fast […]

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Photography on Sunday

This Sunday I begin with something special for new photographers and darned helpful for those of us with more experience too… ◊ Formerly at Stanford and now at Google Research, Marc Levoy is providing his course free at […]

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Photography on Sunday

A new weekly newsletter, where I will share all things photographic that cross my path and that intersect with my interests. ◊ Canon has just released the latest in the full-frame EOS 5D series, the […]

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Photography Display and Workshops

Coming up in August, and in collaboration with the Ellis Bird Farm, I will have a photographic display at the Bug Jamboree, followed by two workshops. Visit the macro photography blog for more information! The […]

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The photo you have vs. the photo you wanted

When you understand photography and your camera intimately, you are more likely to get the photographs you want. Newcomers to photography are often disappointed by their results because the excitement provided by the subject has […]

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