Juxtaposition, or How I Shot the Eclipse

I went out this morning to shoot the eclipse and all I got was this. Someone might see some symbolism here, but it’s unintentional. I heard people planning to use all sorts of weird contraptions in order to shoot the eclipse, but I used none of them. This is a hand-held shot at 1/4000s, f/22, ISO 200. Focal length was …

Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

I ‘F-ed’ the Rule of Thirds

Give us something new. Give us something to be jealous of. Create your photograph based on the situation you are being presented with at that moment in time. Put emotion and feeling into it, instead of some stupid rule. – Jay Goodrich The so-called Rule of Thirds is a crutch and the sooner you get rid, the better your photography …

My Lucky Moon

I got up early last tuesday to reach this location, because I had an image in my mind, with the castle lit by the rising sun against the backdrop of the distant Alps and I knew conditions were likely favorable. What I hadn’t foreseen is that the full moon would be setting right behind the castle, as seen from my position, …

A Little Last Minute Planning

This is a little story on how being prepared and ready to do some planning, even at the last minute, allows you to grab opportunities in photography that might escape those that are not prepared. A few days ago, while I was vacationing on the island of Kos, Greece, with family and friends, I checked the calendar and noticed that …

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Size matters, but not as much as you think

HIlarious and spot-on video by Zack Arias. I’m putting this out also because, no earlier than this morning, I read this article by Kirk Tuck, which pretty much says the same.     Size matters, but not as much as many “full frame” shooters think.

Masked Girl in Venice for the Carnival

Twelve Tips For Photographing The Carnival Of Venice

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Venice again for the Carnival, a great festival where people like to dress up in elaborate costumes and wear masks in the streets. It is also a wonderful opportunity for photography, but can be a daunting experience if you don’t come prepared, due to the sheer number of possible subjects and the huge …