Thursday, August 30, 2012

DIY For Photographers

Sometimes you just cant afford your equipment or you just want to tinker. Here's a site for you. DIY Photography It has a lot of simple ideas and projects for any level photographer from ring lights to a homemade slider for that video shoot. Check it out there might be something there for you.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Quote DeJour

“The unfed mind devours itself.” 
-Gore Vidal

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Enjoying Photography

Sometimes as a photographer you lose your way and forget why you love being an image maker. Digging down deep to recover that chi can bet tough. Photographer and blogger Scott Bourne has an excellent post called five secrets to really enjoying photography. They are simple but are somethings that we sometimes forget. Read it, enjoy it  and go out and shoot. You can read it on the Photofocus site.

Monday, August 13, 2012


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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Robert Hughes Is An Art Critic That Will Be Missed

There are two writer I have always enjoyed reading. On the political scene it was Christopher Hitchens. You may not have what he had to say but he always entertained you and made you think. We lost him this year and his writing will be missed.

Now we have lost one of our best art critics in Robert Hughes. Hughes was an eloquent writer and art critic who took no prisoners. Love him or hate him, like Hitchens he spoke his mind on art with his rapier criticism.

On being a critic he once said:
"One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: it's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs."

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

On The Soap Box

I don't normally use this blog as a soap box of griping but this time I am. Cold calls can be annoying but I can deal with those by saying politely "No Thank You and please put me on your do not call list. Robo calls are the most annoying call on the face of the planet. If you hang up they just call back. You have to wait to the end to opt out and they still call back. And to Ann of card services who claims to be from my credit card company and never identifies the company......bugger off!  So I can get this out of my system if you plan on calling me, remember this video clip..... Oh yeah your an automated piece of garbage. The Marx Brothers are always relevant!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Quote DuJour

What uses having a great depth of field, 
if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?
- W. Eugene Smith

Orderly Conduct

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Monday, August 06, 2012

Quote DuJour

"The further we delve into what we are and
what things we are, the more mysterious
we and they become."
-Wynn Bullock

Friday, August 03, 2012

Friday ClixPix

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