My Story, video form

As a photographer I’m pretty consistently being asked if I can “do video”. My answer is usually a tepid “yes”. And that yes is usually followed up with some additional clarifications. I’m just now beginning to feel like I’ve developed some skill with photography, and everything I know about making images leads me to be…

A community of my own

Recently I’ve been mourning the loss of the community of my kids elementary and middle school. I’ve gotten somewhat involved with the school photographically, and as a parental chaperon, etc. The kids knew me, and I dare say that a few of them even like me. And as a result, I’ve become connected with a…

Point and Shoot Cameras

I sometimes read about the camera biz, mostly through the amazingly insightful Thom Hogan. He knows so much more about the two big makers and all of the small ones that’s its amazing he ever has time to take a picture. One of the topics he likes to beat up Canikon for is their lack…

Zero

“How many drinks do you have in a week?” “Zero” That was my answer to a nurse who was pre-registering me for an endoscopy later this week. That’s right, I’ve quit drinking again. But this time it is different. Last time, I was proving a point. I was proving to myself (and perhaps to my…