Welcome to my Info page

Photography:  The art or process of producing images on a sensitized surface (as a film by the action of radiant energy and especially light).

     I try to capture reality (frozen time). The reality I concentrate on the most is Nature (while we still have it).   Almost all of the time I shoot in Manual mode, I find camera light meters can’t always get it right to my eyes. I also like knowing that I took the photo not the cameras computer chip.
     I post information on all my photos with Technical Details: ex. f/stop, iso, lens, shutter speed, etc… This was much harder in the film days. I had to write it all down but with digital it’s easy. I post the detail so that someone who likes my photos can learn, or at least have an idea on how it was done.

Some History

     Before my step into Digital Cameras, I used a Canon EOS Elan II and Elan IIe 35mm film cameras (I thought the Elan IIe eye control focus was garbage, it just didn’t like my eye). I had two cameras so I could have two different film speeds on demand. One was always iso 100 or lower the other was usually iso 800 or 400. I also use to have two Minolta X-700’s 35mm film cameras.

One of my old X-700’s
one of my old X-700's

    Before that I went through Point and Shoot trial, trying a number of 35mm Point & Shoot cameras. I even drove around the entire country taking snap shots with a Point and Shoot Kodak camera (wish I had a DSLR then). I have also had video cameras to video tape weddings for a living but it didn’t satisfy this photographer. Prior to video I use the Pentax line and had a Pentax ESII, back then it seemed so modern with its screw in lenses. Prior to that I had a number of different cameras, my very first camera (that comes to mind) was a Rolliflex Twin Lens Reflex. I remember how I thought it was wild how you had to look down into it.
    I now have a Sony A6500 & A6000 which I love the sensor quality. I gave my Canon 60D and my Canon 40D to my friends and I hardly use my Panasonic DMC-ZS40 for those times I didn’t want to lug the big camera because my Sony’s are so small. Back when I first got my 40D I did a high ISO wide open Aperture test between my 5D and 40D — click to see and was very happy with my 40D. For its price it was equal if not better (in some areas) then my 5D. All the photos I have posted here are taken by me, with a digital camera. This made sharing photos so much easier because it took the developing, scanning and corrections work out of it. So I don’t miss film any more!

Just Some Good Links
My Cameras
& Lens Collection

I show photos and links with my Cameras & Lens collection

5D vs. 40D
I posted photos taken with a 5D (full frame) and 40D (1.6) with 100% crops at ISO 1600 with wide open aperture for comparison

Limitations of Fluorescent Lighting
by Curtis Newport
A Great article about dealing with Fluorescent lighting

Macro Variations
Shows the different magnification levels with different macro lenses, extension tubes, bellows and with 2x teleconverter.

What is Infrared?
How to Take Infrared Photos

Shows basic info and examples of how to take infrared photos with a DSLR.

Canon Digital Photography Forum

A Great Canon Photography forum

Over 200 reviews and 800 photos of camera bags for canon & nikon digital slr cameras

Even got photos of my backpack there
A Jpeg vs. Raw opinion
The Real Truth About JPEG images
by Michael Furtman

JPG vs Raw:
Get it Right the First Time
Another Jpeg vs. Raw opinion

Julian’s Lens calculator
Helps figure exacts

Helps figure DOF

Stock Photo Price Calculator
Helps figure Prices

photozone Lens Reports & Reviews
Great Reports & Reviews

Macro Comparison
Nice Macro lens comparison site

Canon EF 50mm F1.4 vs F1.8 MK II
Nice EF 50mm lens comparison