Entries for the ‘Photography’ Category

Photographing (and cooking) food

My first foray in to photographing food was while my fiancee was baking. While she was distracted with the flour and eggs (I don’t bake for the record), I snuck a few photos. My first inclination was to try out my macro lens since I generally feel that amateur food pictures suffer from the depth [...]

Engagement Photos

I’ve been gone for awhile thanks to having one heck of a busy summer. I’m sure you can guess from the photo to the left, or perhaps from the post title . . . but one of the things keeping me busy was getting engaged And considering that I was single at the beginning of [...]

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 [...]

Let’s Talk Lighting

Lighting? What does that have to do with color or perception? Well lots of course, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it Light is how we see color in the first place – light bounces off objects and into our eye – and not all lights are made equal. Have you ever noticed the color [...]

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 [...]

HDR Ice Storm

We got one heck of an ice storm in Cincinnati this past week. Actually, these things are getting to be a regular occurance around here in the winter. Must be global warming or some such thing :p Anyway, as much as I hate the cold, and as much as I hate the way Cincinnati people [...]

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 [...]

Syracuse – Northern Wasteland of Broomball

So I spent last weekend in Syracuse. Yes, I voluntarily traveled to cold snowy Central New York in January. But for one weekend every January, Syracuse is the Mecca of North American broomball, hosting the annual Can-Am Broomball Tournament. Syracuse is also home to the annual ass-kicking of Cincinnati broomball teams (as in, we get [...]