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August 31, 2012 in Opinion, Pontification, Rant

I don’t agree with people who insist that any post capture work on your photo is strictly verboten. The captured photo can be simply the raw material for the art you produce.

Contemplation is of great importance if you want to do justice to the scene you are photographing. Too bad the need for speed often trumps contemplation.

I was inspired to try film photography in 2011 as I was looking for a new challenge having just concluded my 2010 photo a day challenge. I try to recount my motivation, and what I have learned to date.

A very off topic (for me) post on sensible security for your online activity aimed at non-technical internet users (like my parents). No paranoia here, but there are steps you can take to avoid being easy prey. Have a look, you won’t be wasting your time.

February 28, 2011 in Observations, Opinion, Pontification, Rambling, Rant

Ranting again (yes I know, sorry I can’t help it) on the subject of edited/processed photos. This time a different (insignificant) event has set me off 🙂

September 3, 2010 in Advice, Observations, Opinion, Pontification, Rant, Rights

(I can’t post to my blog without putting photos, so while the photos today are completely irrelevant to the post I must do as I must. As always, click on the photo to see it larger). I don’t write today…

NOTE: This is republished from a note I posted on Facebook on May 20 (with minor edits here), before I started this blog. The picture on the right is a good one. No point in false modesty. It is good…

NOTE: This is republished from a note I posted on Facebook on April 22, before I started this blog. People are always asking me if I edit my photos. The answer is a qualified “no”. To a photographer, editing a…

June 28, 2010 in Observations, Pontification, Rambling

I’ve been at the 365 thing for 6 months now (just a few days shy) and it has been both hard and easy, disappointing and fulfilling. One thing it has not been: boring. I’ll try not to be too tedious…

June 21, 2010 in Advice, Opinion, Pontification, Rambling

  This is partially a follow up, or maybe follow on, to my post “the camera that took the photo“. There are a lot of photographers taking pictures these days. And there are a lot of good pictures to be…