The Joy of Light

 “Light makes photography. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

George Eastman

Being a Photographer

Being a Photographer

I subscribe to all kinds of e-mail lists about things photographic. Most turn out to be advertising and I hit the delete button but there are gems amongst the dross. The other day I received an e-mail from PictureCorrect.com entitled "You Know Your a Photographer...

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Why am I Shooting Film?

Why am I Shooting Film?

The Canon EF is a lovely camera to shoot, although it is more work than a modern Digital SLR. All of the pictures on this post were taken with this camera pictured. It began as a desire to try out some of my old cameras and to revisit a world I left back in the...

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Dan Jurak

Dan Jurak

I love the work of other photographers and the internet has opened a whole world of talent and technique to all of us. Looking at what others are doing excites me and fires my imagination. I am constantly getting the “I want to do that” feeling! I write about the work...

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Forest Solitude

Forest Solitude

My earliest memories of life were here on the West Coast of Canada. That was in the 40's and early 50's when Vancouver was a small place and Langley, where I have my first memories, was little more than a few stores and to walk out of town took two minutes. My Dad...

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Inspiration

Inspiration

noun in·spi·ra·tion \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\ : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone In one of the many e-mail newsletters I get, usually crafted...

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The Collector

The Collector

So, the other day my daughter calls me with a problem: she has cameras, lots of them, and she is planning to put them in the dumpster. Do I want to see them, Dad? Well …. Hell yes! Kathleen’s father-in-law, Bill, died recently and my daughter and her husband are...

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My Fourth Camera

My Fourth Camera

In my last year of high school I worked part time in a photo store in the Humbertown Mall in Etobicoke which was a suburb of Toronto. It was a great job and a great place to learn more about photography. One day a consignment came in to be sold: a Leica M-3 with 50mm...

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Peter Lik

Peter Lik

Peter Lik is a photographer’s photographer. I've been in his galleries in Lahaina, in Honolulu, and in Las Vegas and I love them. He has other galleries and a list of them is on his website. According to his bio he is an Australian who, like me, was given a brownie...

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Caught in the Web

Caught in the Web

Three years ago when I decided to create a photography website and blog I thought it would be easy. A domain name and web hosting would cost about ten dollars a month: at least this is what the ads led you to believe. Wordpress was free and easy. Well, it was free and...

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Photography the Hobby

Photography the Hobby

Reading over what I wrote in my post on “Looking at Art” it has occurred to me that possibly I’m becoming a snob! At least it may seem that way. I assure you it is not intentional. But all this talk about “art” may suggest that I don’t see any other purpose for...

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Me-Oval
There are two blogs on this site. The one is about finding Art in Photography: "The Joy of Light". The other is about Cameras: "The Camera Notes". The latter is very technical and not very artistic.

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