Reminiscing on how my late father presented me, a young lad of 11 (now 64) with a Kodak Baby Brownie 120 roll film camera. That thing takes forever to advance to the next frame by winding a knob (no lever here). It had only 12 shots so every click of the shutter button should count.Even at that time, I had a fair understanding of lighting after seeing my dad set up an occasional home studio using two 500 watt American surplus incandescent bulbs. Those beasts... continue reading
Back when I was extremely young my family let me play with an old broken camera as a toy. How old is it? I think it's one of those that being sold in the 50's or so. I didn't know that it's camera, just a black box thing with something shiny, and when you look in to this little glass hole, and clicked it make a cool noise. After I grown up a bit, I am introduced to the Polaroid camera, in which I wanted it so bad but we can't afford it. S;o I got another new broken camera... continue reading
Well I will be getting a new to me (aka used) Sony A6500 to use along side my Sony A6300 which will be used as a backup. I have used the A6300 quite a lot. I also have another brand of camera which is my current backup and is very capable and has many of the same features as my A6300 but when all is said and done when it comes time to grab a camera I grab the Sony. I will not mention the brand or model of my current backup because who needs a discussion on which brand is better, especially... continue reading
Although I didn't get camera equipment for Christmas, my camera equipment is constantly evolving.As I have been taking photos for the past 30 years, and have published in many newspapers and print magazines, I started in film photography, and it took me awhile to switch to digital.When I was shooting film, I always shot Nikon cameras, and owned at least three, as well as several lens. My first digital camera was a small Kodak camera, which I still use as a 'carry around' camera.... continue reading
My Sony NEX 7 mirrorless camera is my go-to favorite - but its time to upgrade. All these pics are shots with Sony NEX 7. Will pass this camera on to my 12 year old grandson. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie hand-me-down from my mother. I had a dickens of a time learning how to thread the 127mm film. After a few years of perfecting my shots with the Brownie, there was a Kodak Extralite with the 110mm pop-in film (big disappointment as a camera but I was a cool teenager with the latest pocket... continue reading
I'd like to share a brief description of my trip to Budapest which is the capital city of Hungary. It is surely one of the most baeutiful city in Europe and it is worth a visit. This year I was there with my wife to enjoy landmarks and the surrounding nature. But even if we like mountains the most, we have to admit that buildings there are special mainly int the evening or at night.In autumn time, we were pleased to see the evening city from 4 to 5 pm. We can enjoy illuminated historic buildings... continue reading
Since I bought new Nikon D5500 camera, I wanted to convert my old D40X to infrared. Since conversions are made in USA and coast is about 200$ I tried out for some service here in Croatia. And I found one, but they wont place second handed glass that should be placed in front of sensor. So, in order to have IR camera, I found instructions on Youtube and decided to remove lowpass filter that stands before sensor by myself. And after half hour of disassembling of camera, i removed low pass filter, and... continue reading
I have a long list of camera equipment and related items on my wish list, all of which would take my stock photography career to a higher level. But what good is it to write about the virtues of the latest and greatest cameras and technology when you can't afford them? Instead of telling you what cameras would be nice to have, let's talk about how you can earn money starting today with the equipment you currently have even if it's a bit dated.You can even begin to start making money... continue reading
Are you getting a bit older? Does that Nikon/Canon outfit seem to be getting heavier? Mine did, and something had to be done!I started out in photography as a trainee metallurgist in the steel industry, and was often assisting the works photographer, who was also a metallurgist . Kit was an 5x4 MPP with plates/cut film and a flash unit with bulbs the size of a 100 watt light bulb. Add a tripod designed to hold an elephant and a 50 foot climb to a gantry for the best viewpoint - no need to visit the... continue reading
A mind boggling 1.2 trillion photos are estimated to have been taken in 2017 according to Forbes, that is 160 photos of every human being alive today!10.3% of this photos were taken by a digital camera, 4.7% by a tablet, and 85% by Smartphones. The bulk of these photos were either uploaded, shared, or saved directly or indirectly on internet.The numbers are predicted to go higher in 2018. In our last article, Stock Photography - Who buys Your Stock Images?, We shared on why we should embrace... continue reading
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