Photography

When I was younger I aspired to be a great photographer. In later years I realized I just don't have the vision to see what will make a great picture. So today I mostly shoot candid portraits and postcard snapshots.. My pictures are an attempt to save a  moment so that it can be remembered.

My style puts an emphasis a camera being always available (which means small and light), good quality because I might only get one chance, and easily processing. I switched to being totally digital in 2002 and mostly don't regret this decision. I wrote down a few reasons Why Go Digital and Related Issues. There are a huge number of cameras to choice between... like everyone else I have written out some notes about Choicing a Camera.

Today, I am using two cameras:

I started taking pictures in the 1970s: b&w street, nature, and landscape photography using a Minota Hi-Matic E, Leica M3 & M4 rangefinder, and sometimes used a friend's cool new (in 1974) Olympus OM-1.  When I lost the Leicas I picked up a Nikon SLR because I couldn't bring myself to spend the money on new Leicas. I sometimes missed the rangefinder experience so I picked up a Minolta CL which was my light weight alternative when I wanted something smaller and lighter than the SLR. In 2002 I switched to all digital when my favorite E6 lab closed. I switched from full size DSLR to the micro-4/3 when I realized I was missing a lot of pictures because I didn't want to lug my DSLR with me, and my pocket camera wasn't up to the task. I recommend Domke bags. I like Gitzo legs, Arca Swiss ballheads, and mount brackets from Really Right Stuff. Using a tripod is likely to be one of the very best ways to improve your image quality and allow you to take images in low light. I will admit a often don't follow my own advise since I typically shoot hand held, or using a minimalist device like the Gorrila Pod.

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