Nikon D800 Goes to Melville

May 31, 2012 - Unfortunately, I will be without my Nikon D800 for next couple of weeks. A few days ago, the rear LCD panel failed to di...
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The Old Ballpark

May 30, 2012 - I saw the Chicago Cubs play the San Diego Padres yesterday at Wrigley Field. It was a beautiful day for baseball. My Nik...
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Youth Baseball Portraits

May 27, 2012 - Earlier this weekend, I had the pleasure of shooting portraits of several players from an 11U baseball team that I am co...
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High Dynamic Range in the Shadow Room

May 26, 2012 - One of the challenges with photography is that the camera's sensor (or film) does not record as much dynamic range as th...
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Visitors From Around the World

May 24, 2012 - At last count, visitors from 139 countries have viewed photos on this website! Following is a list of those countries in...
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The $2,000 (and Counting) Photo

May 23, 2012 - Over the past few years, I've made many of my photographs available for commercial usage through micro-stock agencies. U...
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Attention to the Details

May 21, 2012 - Yesterday, I attended my niece's confirmation ceremony. I enjoyed taking photographs that captured the larger environmen...
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Alma Mater Statue

May 20, 2012 - During my last visit to the University of Illinois, I captured a few pictures of the Alma Mater statue. The sculpture is...
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Digital Camera World Published My Picture!

May 18, 2012 - " Digital Camera World ", marketed as "the world's best dSLR magazine", published my "Long Desert Highway" photograph in...
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Prius Camping

May 18, 2012 - NOTE: A more recent post regarding Prius camping was published on August 15, 2012. During my last two trips, I've used...
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Cast of Thousands

May 15, 2012 - I brought my Nikon D800 to my nephew's high school graduation last Sunday. The only way to capture the size of the large...
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Discovery

May 13, 2012 - One of the things I enjoy most about photography is how it encourages me to discover new places. The other day, I was dr...
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f/8 and Be There

May 12, 2012 - When photographing certain subjects, a narrow depth of field of focus is preferable. For example, if I wish to isolate t...
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Simplicity

May 11, 2012 - Many times, I like to photograph simple scenes. Earlier in the week, I noticed this door surrounded by many little squar...
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Hyperfocal Distance in Action

May 10, 2012 - When attempting to maximize the depth of field of focus for an image, the concept of hyperfocal distance comes in handy.
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Staircases

May 10, 2012 - Until recently, I didn't have a single image of a staircase in my portfolio. Lately, it's one of my favorite subjects!...
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A Frame Within a Frame

May 09, 2012 - One of my favorite compositional techniques is to include natural framing elements within the frame of the photograph. T...
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Through the Fence

May 08, 2012 - Another technique that comes in handy while photographing baseball games is capturing images through a fence. Sports pho...
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Ball on Bat!

May 07, 2012 - Many baseball photographers strive to capture an image of the ball at the moment it is making contact with the bat. This...
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Player Photos

May 06, 2012 - As you might know, I’ve volunteered to take our team photo for this season. The team photo will be taken before or after...
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Slow the Shutter for Something Different

May 04, 2012 - One of my favorite things about photography is how the camera can "see" things that we can't see with the human eye. By...
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Ultra-Wide Angle for a Different Look

May 03, 2012 - Over the past few weeks, I've been using my Nikon 14-24 2.8 lens more than ever before. The ultra-wide perspective gives...
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Every Lens in the Bag

May 02, 2012 - While visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden over the weekend, I carried five lenses and a tripod along with my camera. Sin...
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Still Amazed by the D800's Resolution Power

May 01, 2012 - After shooting with the D800 for a few weeks now, I continue to be impressed with the resolution of the sensor. Here's a...
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