In a recent post, I mentioned being surprised at an old journal entry, in which I bravely asked out a pretty girl, and she said yes. This contradicted my memory of being shy around girls and of being regularly rejected. The more I dig backward, the more I see this type of thing.
On a whim, I added the LumiQuest Snoot XTR to my Amazon wish list (link) just before Christmas, along with a couple of other light modifiers. My wife chose this one as my Christmas gift, and I opened it on Christmas Eve. It’s about $30, which is considered throwaway money in photography terms — cheaper[...]
My wife and I joke about my obsessive-compulsive disorder, and of course it is a joke: I’ve never actually been diagnosed with any sort of mental illness. At least I don’t have any carefully filed paperwork that says so. The first lines of my earliest journal in existence* are quite revealing. The journal opens with[...]
Photography offers all types of challenges. Sometimes the right gear is the solution. Sometimes more practice and education is the answer. Sometimes only luck will help you — being in the right place at the right time. Low light photography is one challenge that’s difficult to surmount, especially for beginners and those on a budget.[...]
In my last entry I mentioned an incident from my journal that surprised me, because it showed a twist on my personality that I didn’t remember. Reading a little further, into my first semester at Central Bible College (Springfield, Mo.), there were some tidbits that I do remember. One thing to note as that each[...]
I’ve always viewed my life from the perspective of change, whether I resented it or welcomed it. Perhaps this is because we moved several times during my childhood — changing homes, schools, towns… Or perhaps everyone sees their lives this way. Sometimes I was aware of the change before it occurred. Other times I never[...]
Two weeks ago, I mentioned the kinds of photography blogs I don’t like to read, and listed two specifically that I do like. Now I’m retracting part of that statement.
“Sharpness” is a term that’s often thrown around in photography discussions. It’s used to describe images, as well as the cameras and lenses that produce them. “Is this lens sharp?” someone will ask. Or, “I just bought [name of camera] and my images don’t look very sharp. Should I have bought a different camera?” Experienced[...]
As a colder-than-usual winter unsuspectingly sneaked up on me, I was also unknowingly becoming a different person and creating a set of vivid memories that would last a lifetime. Or maybe I knew this time would be special in my memory. It was December 1992. I was a second-year student at Central Bible College in[...]
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to the origin of the phrase “Indian giver”. Wikipedia says it arose from the white man’s misunderstanding of Native American trading practices. Other sites of reference point to the Native practice of demanding a gift be returned if the recipient later dishonored the gift. Still[...]