Astute readers may have noticed that I’ve been transitioning to using mostly my Fujifilm X-T1 camera, with my Leica M9-P relegated to backup duties. It’s compact and light like the Leica, has plenty of manual controls, and has better ISO performance. Fuji makes a special adapter that lets me use my M-mount lenses with it, […]
I made my usual Tuesday grocery shopping stop at the Cleveland County Farmers’ Market and I saw this very attractive display at the Perry Farm vegetable stand.
The most essential item in any photographer’s bag is a relatively inexpensive item, often overlooked — the humble roll of tape. The best tape for making temporary repairs, securing cables, or fastening a wireless trigger to a light stand is not electrician’s tape, nor is it duct tape — it’s gaffer’s tape. In this post, […]
Just some flowers, in case you hadn’t noticed that it’s Spring. I found these little beauties when I went out to wheel the recycling to the curb this morning.
My acquaintance, Robert Mark Campbell (he goes by “Mark”), recently adopted a 5-year-old cairn terrier after his longtime therapy dog, Mr. Miyagi, died. Her name is Mayella Okra, or Okra for short. […]
My friend Jaime Ladd coördinates an “adventurous diners” group on a popular social media platform; 1 of the group members recently killed a wild boar and offered up some choice cuts to the other members to prepare individual dishes for a potluck luncheon. Jaime agreed to deliver a shoulder to me so I asked if she’d mind modeling […]
In continuing to learn the ins and outs of my recently acquired Paul C. Buff “Einstein” (model E640) studio strobe, I’m teaching myself to meter flash. My Sekonic L-308S Flashmate exposure meter has 3 measuring modes: Ambient, Auto Reset Cordless Flash, and Cord Flash. For this lighting test, I used the Auto Reset mode, since the […]