Apr 302004

Well I stayed up until almost midnight last night. I went back and revisited every photo and input all the photo information that might be of interest to other photographers. I should have done this from the beginning, but I just never thought about it. I hope this information is of use to someone, otherwise, it was a waste of 6 hours work.

As I was inputting all of this information, I believe it taught me a few things on some of the photos. I hadn’t really paid much attention to the information in the past. If the picture came out nice, I didn’t really worry about the rest. If it was too dark or too light, I knew what the problem was and just took another picture. Having access to the EXIF information is a very nice feature of going digital. In any case, if anyone actually reads any of this info and has a tip for me, by all means, share it with me.

 Posted by at 10:29 am
Apr 282004

My remote control finally came in for my Canon EOS 300D. Looks like I’ll be experimenting with night photography real soon. It’s only been 14 years. 🙂 I’d love to do it this weekend, but unfortunately, I have a really busy schedule ahead of me. I’m not sure I’ll be able to swing it. Then again, I might get a wild hair and just go out late at night and just get it out of my system.

I’ve already played around with the remote control. It seems pretty simple. I still can’t believe I spent this much on a plastic piece of equipment such as this. There isn’t much weight to this controller and I doubt there is hardly any circuitry on the inside. I wish it was made of metal and weighed more. Ya know, something more solid than this. At least it would seem like it was worth $25. Well what am I to do. There isn’t any place for a cable to hook up to this camera and frankly, the idea of a remote seems pretty cool.

Stay tuned for some night shots of Tucson. I can’t wait for monsoon season to come now (August) so I can practice on some lightning storms.

 Posted by at 11:55 am
Apr 232004

I found this article pitting the Canon EOS 10D vs the EOS 300D (Digital Rebel).

As much as I’d like to have purchased the Canon EOS 10D, I’m quite happy with Canon’s EOS 300D (Digital Rebel). The price was far cheaper and allowed me to purchase an extra lens. I could have purchased another lens, but I was still in the testing phase. There are some extra features on the 10D, but to tell you the truth, I haven’t missed them yet. Of course, I don’t have a macro lens yet, but even still, I think I’m going to be happy with the results when I do have one. From the photos I have seen with the 10D and the photos I’ve taken on the 300D, it’s hard for me to tell the difference. Both cameras take excellent pictures, theres no doubt about it. I’m thrilled that I made the leap from film to digital and the Digital Rebel was the right choice for me. Feel free to add your comments.


 Posted by at 11:50 am
Apr 202004

Well, after actually reviewing the photos of the baby rabbits, they weren’t worth mentioning after all. As far as quality goes that is. They’re still cute though and worth showing in the news I think. Also, after reviewing the killdeer, I don’t think it’s the best quality for starting a new photo series on. It’s just too dark of a photo. I’ll have other opportunities in the near future, since I know where to look. But, as I promised, here are the two photos. Just click on the thumbnail below to see a larger view.

Baby Bunnies    Killdeer

 Posted by at 7:33 pm
Apr 202004

I apologize for not getting the latest pictures posted last night. I got home late and well, had other things to accomplish. Before I knew it, it was time for bed. I’ll try to get them posted tonight, for those waiting on the edge of their seats for new photos. =)

On a positive note, I came across a site yesterday that might be worth checking out. It appears, from what I could tell, that the latest photos are being taken with the Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel). I was only able to check out a few photos yesterday, but what I saw looked pretty good. The photos themselves are pretty large and might take a bit to load up for those without fast internet connections. Check out a Daily Dose of Imagery

 Posted by at 10:41 am
Apr 192004

I didn’t take a lot of photos this weekend, however, I did manage to get a couple that I think may be worth posting. Friday afternoon at my sons soccer practice, I was able to get decent shot of a killdeer. The strange thing about this, is there are no lakes or ponds near this school that I know of. The only times I’ve ever seen killdeer before, is usually on beaches or near ponds and lakes. Needless to say, I’ll be taking my camera with me to future practices to try to get some better shots of these killdeer.

Yesterday, my wife called me outside to film something I hadn’t expected. Several months ago, we had shredded up a bunch of tree branches. This huge pile of wood chips remains on the side of my house, since I haven’t found a use for them yet. Well a family of rabbits did find a use for them and have made it their new home. There were about 4 or 5 babies that had come out of the side of the wood chip pile and were all snuggling together. I snapped off a few frames and then ran inside the house to grab my tripod, since I had low light conditions. By the time I returned, the babies had gone back inside of the wood chip pile and never came back out again.

I hope to prep the new photos tonight, resize them and post them to the site. Look for the links to these in the news later tonight.


 Posted by at 10:41 am
Apr 152004

On Sunday, April 24th, is an annual event called Worldwide Pinhole Photography day. It’s an event to celebrate the art of Pinhole Photography. Pinhole cameras have been around for a very long time and are actually very cool cameras. For those that aren’t familiar with this, a pinhole camera is just that. A camera with a very small pinhole where you control the light for each of your exposures. They are simple to build and can be quite fun, not to mention, a great way to really enhance your exposure knowledge. There is an entire web site dedicated to this special event over at www.pinholeday.org where you can submit your pinhole photos, pictures of your own homemade pinhole cameras and a lot more.

What are you doing still reading this? Go check it out.

 Posted by at 9:43 pm
Apr 132004

I stumbled across a site yesterday and a pretty good article I thought would be of interest to other photographers. Here’s a small clip from the article:

Throughout my life in photography, for one reason or another, I have spent, and still spend, considerable time viewing the work of other photographers. Those that stand out based on photography alone (the only thing that matters) have one obvious and pervasive quality – focused vision.

You can read the entire article here.

 Posted by at 11:39 am