Carpe Diem

A pen, a camera and a seasoning of Mindfulness.

A test balloon gallery

Actually not balloons but flowers. A few choice flowers to be an Image Gallery test.

Is editing images cheating?

Image editing is almost as old as photography. The Question Having been asked more than once now, I feel it’s time to address the question; ‘Is editing images cheating?’ After all, so the reasoning, you are changing the reality of the moment of image capture. Snapshots We all love snapshots. Images taken long ago or …

Histogram; secret or simple?

How to use it in the field and at home. What does it tell us? The Histogram is actually simple to understand. The histogram is a graphic that represents the tonal range of your image. The black in the image is on the left, the white in the picture is on the right, and between …

Get the flash off

Taking advantage of technology Controller You may remember me saying here – What you want vs what you need – that you should not spend money on things you do not really need. An external flash controller is no exception; they are great to have but only when you know you need it. In this …

Happy Holidays

May you have a good time with good people over the holiday season.

Zoom in – focus

What is Zoom in – focus? In photography Imagine yourself standing in a park. Before you is a flower bed with beautiful roses. You have setup your camera on a tripod with a telephoto lens.You notice that bees come and go to one of the roses, so you zoom in & focus in the general …

The art of Writing

What is writing? Writing, like painting, music and creating music is an art form.Putting symbols together to make words then connecting words to make sentences.Using sentences to build paragraphs and using paragraphs to tell a story is part one of the art. Ernest Hemingway is claimed to have said; “The first draft of anything is …

Why do we write?

The reasons. Motivation If you can be honest and achieve clarity, you are sure to arrive at one of two conclusions; You write for the money. You write for the love. Writing for money is great If you write for the money, that’s great, as long as you are actually earning something for your words. …

2 things i learned about being a writer at age 61.

What irks me Whether listening to Audible or reading in Kindle, when the subject is one of these 3 topics; Writing, Mindfulness, productivity I have a problem every time.It doesn’t matter whether it’s Stephen King On Writing, James Clear on Atomic habits, Andy Puddicombe on Mindfulness or any other book / Blog. At some point …

Capturing motion

Objects on the move Settings As always, I don’t intend on showing you how to change your settings, every brand of camera does it differently. 🤔I’ll be talking about birds, geese to be exact, however this is good for bees, butterflies planes, helicopters, drones…It’s also good for Fast cars, motorcycles, a group of gnus…I think …