Monthly Archives: January 2012

Zooming With a Non-Zoom Lens

Most photographers gravitate towards a one-lens solution, especially for their “walking around” camera.  And more often than not, that one lens is a zoom.  But what if you prefer the crisp images provided by so-called prime lenses? Or, what if your … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Yashica FX-3 Super 2000

This was my second camera and my first SLR. It’s also one of the few I ever bought brand new. The year was 1989, and I knew I wanted something basic — no auto focus, auto exposure, no auto anything. … Continue reading

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But Is It Art?

There are some photographic subjects so burdened with powerful associations that it’s difficult to see any representation of them as “art.”  Take, for example, this photograph of a cat.  His name is Beau.  I’ve always liked this portrait, but while … Continue reading

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Brighter Mornings At Last

Although the days have been getting longer since the winter solstice back on December 21st, from this latitude, all the extra daylight has been added to the evening, with later and later sunsets. If, like me, you hate getting out … Continue reading

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A Season of Loss, of Sadness

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago. In the Bleak Midwinter, by Christina Rossetti.

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