Entries for the ‘Cameras’ Category

Giant Insect Photos

I”m catching on I finally got my head wrapped around what I need to do to take good macro photos. As I’ve mentioned before, because macro photography generally involves getting the camera lens right up close to a really small subject, there isn’t much available light to reflect back into the camera. This results in [...]

Another Day, Another Broomball Tournament

Another day, another broomball tournament . . . or at least that’s how it seems lately! (I’m not complaining though, I like it ). Last weekend was the annual tournament in Des Moines, IA. By the way, I really cannot recommend traveling to Des Moines if you’re looking for a fun vacation. But they do [...]

Learning to Use a Macro Lens

It takes practice. And patience. And lots of small things to photograph. But I think I”m finally catching on to using my new 100mm Macro Lens. I took it along with me on a backpacking trip to Shenandoah National Park last weekend, along with my 28mm-135mm Standard Zoom Lens that came with my Canon 40D. [...]

Macro Lenses

My new baby. Well, almost. I finally ordered the Canon 100mm Macro USM lens the other day after it”s been sitting on my wishlist for over a year. Why? Well the sucker is expensive, but a macro lens opens up so many possibilities for photography. I can”t wait for my new lens to show up [...]

Gigapixel Photos – Not as cool as they sound

I was browsing my latest Nasa Tech Briefs newsletter (I know, I’m a big dork, right?) and I came across a new “technology” that sounded pretty cool – gigapixel photos. Sure, I’m a sucker for new technology, but this was apparently developed for the Mars Rover, so it’s got to be cool. I started reading [...]

Camera Models – why I love Canon

Alright, so now that you understand it doesn”t really matter what camera you buy, I”m going to suggest a camera to buy If you don”t like my suggestion though, I certainly won”t hold it against you (in fact I”ll even suggest some alternatives!) . . . and you will still be able to take great [...]

Camera Models – why megapixels are meaningless

Most people who go out to buy a new camera are shopping for megapixels. The more MP the better, right? Well, yes . . . but there are more important factors than the total number of pixels the camera can capture. And there is more than one way to measure pixels. Ok, a quick diversion [...]

Camera Models

Ok, it”s officially a new day, so time for an early morning post that”s actually about photography Everyone”s first question about taking photos is “what kind of camera should I buy?”. So I feel obligated to reiterate the age old advice: this is the least important decision you will make as a beginner! Artists will [...]