Some ‘rules’ for personal holiday Photography

Holiday and travel shots are always in danger of falling into the same old, uninteresting patterns time and again. And it can be amazingly difficult to do something fresh. Heck, it gets tiring putting so much effort into each and every shot. So here’s a big secret for you: decide beforehand what you want from…

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Book contest – some details

On my Facebook page I’ve posted instructions on how you can get one of the two books listed in the previous blog entry. Since FB has limits on text, I wanted to add some info here. First, I can only afford to ship within the Continental US. Second, you do not have to sign up…

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Novem… uh… DECEMBER’s give away!

Due to life being OBE (overtaken by events, not, as some of you think out of bodice experience), I managed to miss the drawing for November’s prize: The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition. But not to worry! For December, I have Gustavo’s excellent book AND a copy of The Photographer’s…

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Book give-aways!

In October, I offered up a free book from Focal Press to friends on my Facebook fan page. The first winner was Bruce Bicknell of Digital Blue Productions, who will be receiving a copy of 3D in Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide for Creative Professionals by Zorana Gee and Pete Falco. Guess what I’ve got for…

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The Filmmaker’s Eye

I recently received an advance copy of The Filmmaker’s Eye (Gustavo Mercado, Focal Press 2010), and posted a general review up on Amazon.com. You can get an overview there, so I wanted to expand on something I mentioned there: how this book impacts me as a photographer.

Shooting Horses

I thought that might get your attention. If you follow my online ramblings, you are sure to know that I am trying to get into equine photography. I recently completely shooting my 4th event for the local AERC club, and my gear lineup is getting fairly solid. I figured I’d log it here for anyone…

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