Archive for June, 2013

My Favorite (cheap) Things

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 2

Gear Is Good

It has become a cliche that buying more gear won’t make you a better photographer. This is definitely true. However, once you get to a certain point, which usually occurs around the time you get good at setting exposure manually, you begin to see the possibilities that open up with certain items. Below is a list of my favorite things that have helped me in my photography. The good news is that with one exception (Canon S90), they are all pretty inexpensive….as in less that $50, and in several cases, MUCH less!


Photographing a Bird

Posted on: June 10th, 2013 1

We Got Lucky!

A catbird built her nest right in front of our window. When my wife, Lucille, showed me, I ran and got a tripod and set up my Canon S90 point and shoot camera. I leave it set up at the window. The idea was, and is, to shoot few frames each day and monitor her progress, from nest building to hatching her eggs, to feeding her babies. When I’m done I’ll create a time-lapse video of the entire process. This is as close as I’ll probably ever get to a nesting female. Here’s what she looks like: