Sometimes it Rains

There are a few photographers who really, really want to venture out in the rain, afraid that their cameras and lenses, or perhaps their own delicate selves, will be damaged. (After all, look what water did to the witch in the Wizard of Oz.) But don’t be afraid of getting wet. You can always cover your camera with my old stand-by shower cap that most decent (anyway)...

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Photographing a Rat Rod

“Street rods have a Chevy in front and a can of wax in the back…Hot Rods have a flathead in front and a box of tools in the back”—Fred Offenhauser; According to Wikipedia: A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s. … Most rat rods appear...

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It is Your Father’s Oldsmobile

Shot while testing the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (for Shutterbug magazine) with the now discontinued Tamron 11-18mm lens at the annual classic car show in Castle Rock, Colorado. Exposure was 1/1250 sec at f/8 and ISO 200 The 9th Annual Classic Rock Cruise‐In Car Show will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017, on the Saturday before Fathers Day. The show is organized and produced by...

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How I Crop My Drag Racing Photographs

I’m often asked about cropping, so here’s the deal: After capturing my images I seldom crop them, preferring to do so in-camera in order to extract the maximum image quality from the minimum number of pixels—especially with the smaller sensors of my Micro Four-thirds cameras— but I make an exception to this rule for some of my drag racing photographs. One...

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A Clean Lens is a Happy Lens

One upon a time, I went to a car show and sometime during the day I scratched the front element of my (expensive, for me) Canon EF 10-22mm EF-S lens. This wasn’t the first time I’ve done something this stupid but I hope it will be the last. Here’s a few tips from the trenches to save you an expensive repair or worse yet, you that was my first time, replacement. When it...

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What’s the Right Camera Bag for You?

When a photographer leaves the safety and security of the studio and goes on location, they need to start packing. It doesn’t matter whether you’re slinging gear into the back of a Land Rover or a baggage handler is stuffing it inside a Airbus, you need tough dependable bags and cases that are up to the job. Bags and cases must protect your gear but what else do you...

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