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September 18th

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I looked out my window this morning and […] Continue reading » September 18th

Through The Lens

I have a small digital camera, the Sony NEX-5 which was one of the first in that NEX series of mirrorless exchangeable lens cameras. It is no longer the latest or greatest camera body but great pictures are made by the photographer, not the hardware.

The only thing the tool (the camera) has to do is accurately capture the light for the image. The NEX-5 does that well.

Would I upgrade the body of the camera? Maybe someday, there are some user features I would like, but the real work in photography is managed by the lens and the skill of the photographer.

I have five lenses […] Continue reading » Through The Lens

Hot Shot!

Dan Kautz – Hot Shot

This photo was created by my daughter Shelley (Shel), who as you can see is a very creative photographer. Yes, she is a professional and I am very proud of her and the work she does. So the photograph is me but it isn’t about me.

Shel shot at least 50 photos I assume. Some were kind of silly, some intense, and some are what I would call studio normal. This is not in a photo studio, but my home studio/workshop. Shel wanted an authentic background.

We both hade a lot of fun. I was honored to […] Continue reading » Hot Shot!

Black Vulture

I was working in my garage on Sunday and noticed a Black Vulture chowing down on some road kill rabbit at the front of my house, near my driveway.

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Camera Pro?

I am not a “professional” photographer. Professional means earning a living through photography. The title does not automatically indicate the “quality” of the photographs produced are any better than the “amateur” photographer can create.

There is an implication that to be a “professional” one must be an excellent photographer since someone is willing to pay for your work. That is not true. Let me make this comparison:

There are many “professional” race car drivers and “professional” golfers. After the “leader board” there is still a whole bunch of “also ran” that did or perhaps did not finish the contest. They are still professionals are they not? For awhile anyway… They […] Continue reading » Camera Pro?