|Feeling trapped behind your large dSLR? Maybe a MFT camera is in your future!|
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Back in December I posted about the beginning of my adventure into micro four-thirds (MFT) photography. Well, nearly 4 months later I have taken thousands of shots with m43 gear, and I'm going to say it first in this post- I think I'm done investing in dSLR cameras, lenses, and equipment. I'm moving into MFT. For me, 2013 will definitely be "The Year of the MFT Camera."
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Right now is really a golden age of photography. There are more brands, types, features, and accessories than perhaps ever before, and finding which camera is right for you can be daunting! There's an old adage that the photographer makes the image, the camera is just the tool that is used to capture it. If that metaphor is right, trying to decide what camera to buy and not knowing what you want it to do can be sort of like walking into Home Depot and looking for a tool and not knowing what you want it to do. There are going to be so many options, there's no possible way you could try them all to find out what's right for you- it would be helpful to at least know what you want to do.
Ok, so I'm not the best at metaphors, but I sure can picture it in my mind really well :) Anyway, getting back to photography- where do you start when you are looking to purchase a camera? I would recommend starting not at the camera store, but with a piece of paper.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thanks to my football loving wife, we have season tickets to the Razorback games played in Fayetteville. Thanks to the UofA, the tickets we can afford are in the upper deck. There are two nice things about our seat location: we are on the west side, so sun is never a problem (unless it's an early morning game which doesn't happen that often), and we get to see plays develop. The major downside is the sheer distance from the field. I often find myself watching the huge screen so I can see player numbers, as they can be hard to read from where we sit.
|View from our seats, courtesy iPhone.|
I've always thought it would be pretty cool to bring my camera to the game sometime and capture some images, but our seat location, combined with the lens restrictions that most stadiums have, have deterred me all these years from doing this. Until now.
The last game of the year, Arkansas vs LSU, I took a stabilized 400mm f5.6 lens. And when you have a 400mm lens in front of your camera, the action comes to you. But let me back up.