Q&A: How important is knowing your subject or location to getting a unique image?

There is an old saying for photographers -shoot what you love to get get your best images.  Why is that?  Assuming you have a achieved a high level of proficiency with a camera,  why are knowing your subject and the environment you shooting key factors to getting a unique and memorable images?  As a skilled photographer, … Continue reading Q&A: How important is knowing your subject or location to getting a unique image?

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Q&A: Are your images “Sharp enough” or “Sharp!”

Does it matter if all your images are tack sharp?  Well, that depends on what you want to do with your images.  Or who and how you plan on showing them to others?  For posting on the web and on social media... sharp enough is usually good enough.   Facebook, Instagram, and other social media formats … Continue reading Q&A: Are your images “Sharp enough” or “Sharp!”

Photo tour with Doug Gardner on Lake Marion

Took a few pics at Lake Marion with Doug Gardner and a few friends one a photography tour.  We had a great time. Also I included a few other photos from the same weekend at Magnolia Gardens.  See if you can tell which are which.

7D mark ii is amazing!

So I purchased the 7D Mark ii on 3/16/2015.  I'm a firm believer that you don't need an expensive camera to take great pictures if you understand the principles of basic photography.  If you are going to use a normal lens and never push the limitation of the camera, or even leave it on automatic, … Continue reading 7D mark ii is amazing!