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PhotoOp: Gas Station – Jarrell, Tx

Wonderful discoveries can occur when you wander off your usual path. A couple of weekends ago when coming back from Scarborough Renaissance Festival I was low on gas and exited at Jarrell, Tx to refill. Upon exiting, I tripped across … Continue reading

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Checklists – Yes – Checklists!

What?  A post about checklists?  Are you bored or something? No – well, maybe – but mostly no. Checklists can really save your proverbial bacon (there’s a proverb about bacon? – hmmm, nevermind). So I’ve got multiple checklists that I … Continue reading

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Photographing Sherwood Forest Summer Camp 2015

Sherwood put out the call to a number of renaissance festival photographers to come and assist in photographing the Sherwood Forest Summer Camp.  I was able to take a few days off work to help out. The summer camp attendance … Continue reading

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Subject placement in portrait close-ups

I’m currently reading the 1995 reprint of John Alton’s 1949 book Painting with Light. One of the passages that struck me was how he described the placement of the subject in his chapter on The Hollywood Close-Up. “Generally, leave more … Continue reading

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Is your Vision blinding you?

A recent comment by a friend reminded me of how easy it is to be photographically blind to what we’re really seeing in front of us.   In particular, years ago I was photographing the Austin Belly Dance Convention in … Continue reading

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Sherwood Forest shoot with Marti

Marti is operations director for the Sherwood Forest Summer Camp.  She wanted an updated bio photo for their website. Thankfully there was a work weekend coming up.  That meant the site would be open and we could shoot on-location. Excellent! … Continue reading

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Why I like light meters… REALLY

I don’t use a light meter all the time. In particular when walking around renaissance festivals or moving around a lot outdoors when light direction and clouds are changing, I stick to Aperture Priority (Av on the Canon dial). However … Continue reading

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