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Misinformation

I read about photography, a lot. I can read a book or magazine about photography or photo processing from cover to cover with no problem. With most any other genre of books I tend to get bored and put them down half way through, never to open them again. Books by Stephen King have been the notable exception. While I was leafing through a magazine yesterday, I came across an article about photography so I skimmed through it. It had some good information in it until I got to one line.… Read more Misinformation

Chasing Rabbits

Have you ever tried to catch a rabbit? It’s not easy, even in an enclosed space. Now how about catching one of several rabbits in that same space? Not very easy or next to impossible? That’s the way I feel when I read someone saying that I should choose a photographic speciality. How can I eliminate so many different subjects in favor of only a few or even one. Every now and then, in the course of a conversation of what we like to photograph, someone in the group will… Read more Chasing Rabbits

Adobe Create Now World Tour

Tuesday morning I was in Silver Spring , Maryland for the Create Now World Tour. This was a free event hosted by Adobe to promote the Creative Cloud. I like going to events like this especially when they are free. There are only two stops in the U.S. left on the tour for this year, New York and Seattle (both still have space available). If you are in the UK there are two stops scheduled for Edinburgh (space still available) and Bristol (sold out). Terry White, Paul Trani and David… Read more Adobe Create Now World Tour

A Studio

For some time now I have wanted to have a studio. I didn’t always want one for several reasons. Over the past couple of years I have been thinking about having a studio more and more. Back when I was working as a photographer’s assistant one photographer gave me a pretty solid piece of advice: “When you have a studio, the tail starts to wag the dog.” Meaning, as he explained, you might end up taking every job, even ones you hate, just to pay the rent. Taking every job that… Read more A Studio

Cyber Attacks and Other Mayhem

I guess it was bound to happen. Last evening I received an email from Google saying that I had Malware on RealityDefined.com the website where I show most of my work (as I am writing this, Google has not yet lifted the warning). It seem that someone got into the site and on Sept 23, 2013 added Malware in the form of Java Script. I have been thinking about updating the site for a while so I guess this is as good a time as ever! All the Malware has been removed… Read more Cyber Attacks and Other Mayhem

World Photography Day 2013

If you did not know it, today is World Photography Day. You might be wondering what is World Photography day about. “World Photography Day is all about celebrating photography. Whether you see yourself as an Amateur, Hobbyist or Professional, August 19th is a day to embrace your love of photography.” (from WorldPhotoDay.org). With today being World Photography Day I have a question. What will you do photographically today? If you are like many people with a full-time job, fitting in time on a Monday to make some photos might not be… Read more World Photography Day 2013