Category: Photography

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Happy New Year’s

Happy 2017… er 2018. I’ll have that down in about 6 months time. Thank god we don’t write checks any more, so many months of messed up dates on checks. There’s a lot that’s changed this past year (new job) and lots changing this year (getting married). However that’s less important to this blog. What is important? New Year’s Resolutions. To be technical, I’m not terribly big on a New...

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 3 – Accessories 0

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 3 – Accessories

This is part of a multipart series on buying a DSLR. For the camera, see Part 1 or the Lens, see Part 2. Once you’ve bought your camera and your lens, you’d think you were done, but like anything remotely expensive and/or complex – there’s more! Of course, cameras have a thousand different accessories, bits, boggles, and doodads that you can buy. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should...

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 2 – The Lens 0

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 2 – The Lens

This is part of a multipart series on buying a DSLR. For the camera, see Part 1. Once you’ve selected a camera, you need to get a lens (or two, or three ^_^ ). If you’re buying a Nikon, you don’t need to worry about them fitting. All Nikon cameras that we care about (and most of the lenses) since 1959 use their F-mount system. Canon isn’t so lucky, but...

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 1 – The Camera 0

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 1 – The Camera

Today, digital cameras are ubiquitous – everyone who has a cellphone has a camera. Even with this proliferation of cameras, if you want a camera that is a step above the rest, you need an SLR or more correctly a DSLR. Fortunately for intrepid amateur photographers, DSLRs can be had on the cheap (Nikon D3100s start under $600), but what features do you need? What lenses should you get? What...

“Excessive” Photography & Stats 0

“Excessive” Photography & Stats

CH-53E Sea Stallion @ the Reno Air Races, 2009CC-BY-SA-3.0 Jon Davis So for those of you that don’t know me, haven’t seen my flickr feed or haven’t seen my Commons account… I take pictures. Some have described my photography as “excessive” in certain cases. What that roughly means is that I tend to take a LOT of pictures. Even from way back in the film days, I tended to take...