On Photography

  • Quick Tip for Nikon Sports Shooters

    Dec 30th, 2008  |  16 Comments

    If you’re shooting sports with a Nikon D3, D700 or D300, you’re probably shooting fairly often in high-speed continuous mode, so you want the best performance (most number of frames per second) possible. Well, if you’re shooting with a VR (Vibration Reduction) lens, once your shutter speed gets above 1/500 of a second, you shouldContinue…

  • Shooting From the Sidelines at Bucs vs. Raiders

    Dec 29th, 2008  |  4 Comments

    Well, let’s get this out of the way first. We lost. At home. Miserably. To a team that’s only won 4 games all season. We’re out of the playoffs. Our season’s over. Ugh! I don’t want to talk about it. Until next year, of course. Now, onto the shoot. It was a warm beautiful dayContinue…

  • The School of Visual Arts Masters Program Goes Online

    Dec 16th, 2008  |  2 Comments

    Photoshop Hall of Famer, and SVA Department Chair Katrin Eismann sent me some interesting news: The School of VISUAL ARTS is taking the The Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography program online for the fall of 2009 (image above by June Young Lim). The students will complete the fall and spring classes (Advanced Imaging,Continue…

  • Window Light Portrait Set-up Shot

    Dec 15th, 2008  |  6 Comments

    The spread above is from my book “The Digital Photography Book, Vol 2.” It’s my opener for the chapter on shooting portraits (click on it for a larger view), and the reason I’m mentioning it is that I found the shot below, showing the set-up for that shot (taken just moments after I took theContinue…

  • Holiday Gift Idea: A Boxed Set of my Digital Photography Books, Volumes 1 & 2

    Dec 11th, 2008  |  0 Comments

    I didn’t include any of my own books in my Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide, but I did write a few books that I hope you might consider as gifts for the photography freak on your list this year. For example: Amazon.com has put together a special limited-edition boxed set which includes both my books, “TheContinue…

  • Florida Eagle Sighting (Of course, not by me)

    Dec 8th, 2008  |  4 Comments

    True story: While I was on my recent vacation in Egypt, my sister-in-law felt she had to call me just to let me know that there were not one, not three, but actually nine American Bald Eagles perched in my back yard. And though once again, I had missed them, my friend (and Santa FeContinue…

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