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Austin’s March For Science (UPDATED)

I Have Arrived Upon my arrival at the Texas Capitol on Saturday morning, I snapped a rare selfie to document my appearance at the event. (Copyright © 2017 by Wil C. Fry.) On Earth Day 2017, I attended the March For Science in Austin, Texas — the closest of about 600 worldwide satellite marches (the[…]

The Time Machine Keeps On Clicking

Categories: Photography
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Published on: 2015.04.19

Photography has taken a back seat for me lately, as I focus on parenting and self-preservation — I’ve had a couple of molars extracted and quit smoking, just to name a couple of priorities. But I still occasionally get something I’m really happy with. For those of you who don’t follow me on Flickr, here[…]

Pixelated Memories: Wil, Part 2

Categories: Nostalgia, Photography
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Published on: 2015.03.27

Inspired in part by a recent Richard Barron entry, I hereby present the second of a two-part series (see the first part). These are photos of me that tell part of the story of my adult life. For most of these, I remember the event, location, and thoughts and emotions surrounding them. Oct. 2004, Seminole,[…]

Pixelated Memories: Wil, Part 1

Categories: Nostalgia, Photography
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Published on: 2015.03.27

Inspired in part by a recent Richard Barron entry, I hereby present the first of a two-part series (see the second part). These are photos of me that tell part of the story of my life. For many of them, the original memory is gone; all that remains is the memory of the photo.  […]

2014 In Pictures: A Few Favorites

My first-ever “sunrise-over-water” photo, Corpus Christi, Texas, July   (All photographs in this blog entry are Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry, with some rights reserved.)   The year just ended doesn’t feel like one of my better years in photography, nor do I remember any game-changing photographs from the year. Still, I produced[…]

What About White Balance? Kelvins And Sunsets

A single photograph of a sunset, formatted with four different Kelvin values (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   When selecting a camera two-and-a-half years ago, one reason I chose the Canon EOS 60D over the 600D was the white balance setting. My previous DSLRs (and current Rebel models) have the[…]

My Best Images: Girls’ Basketball

Categories: Photography, Sports
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Published on: 2013.03.09

Between 2001 and 2009, I recorded many thousands of sports images, mostly as part of my job for The Seminole Producer, a daily newspaper that covered Seminole County, Oklahoma. Over the years, I’m more able to see the faults in many of those images, but some of them stand out as really good, at least[…]

Composite / Stitched Images

(Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Some moments are fleeting — like sunsets. As a strong wind moved these clouds quickly northward, I found myself on the back porch with a 50mm lens on my Canon EOS 60D — effectively the field of view of an 80mm lens. That focal length[…]

Windows 8: Viewing Raw Image Files

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Published on: 2012.11.04

EDIT, 2014.05.25: This doesn’t work in Windows 8.1 In order to view raw file thumbnails from newer DSLRs in normal Windows 8 directories, you’ll need the Codec update found here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34871

My Best Images: Softball: Consolation

Categories: Photography, Sports
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Published on: 2012.10.31

My recent entry (My Best Images: Softball) showcased what I think of as my best softball photos from my years covering that sport for a local newspaper in Oklahoma. Here, I’ll show off some photos that didn’t make the cut but that I still like very much. The following image, depicting the Konawa Lady Tigers[…]

My Best Images: Cheer

Some would argue that cheering isn’t a sport. But it’s officially classified as a high school sport in many states. If nothing else, it’s certainly an extracurricular activity that requires talent, practice, physical prowess and stamina. And, like many actual sports, cheerleading requires that you wear a ridiculous outfit. (15 images after the jump)

Using Flash: Light Modification

Categories: Photography
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Published on: 2012.09.26

Having recently received a LumiQuest Softbox III (product page) for my 40th birthday, I ran a few non-scientific tests to determine when it should be used and when it should not be used.

The Ethics of Photo-Editing

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Published on: 2012.03.11

Every day, some photography-oriented blog or discussion group or club asks the questions: “Is it okay to edit photos?” and “If so, how much editing is okay?” First, understand that photography itself has only two actual rules: 1) There must be some form of light, and 2) There must be some device affected by light[…]

Review: LumiQuest Snoot XTR (MOVED)

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Published on: 2011.12.26

EDIT, 2014.12.15: This review has been moved to a static page on my website.

Low Light Photography

Categories: How To, Photography
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Published on: 2011.12.20

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.[…]

Review: 500px

Categories: TechReview
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Published on: 2011.10.28

For a while, I’ve been hearing people say that 500px (website) is a nice replacement for Flickr, which has long been the standard in photo-sharing on the internet. I’m often frustrated with Flickr, and regularly check other photo-sharing sites to see what they offer. So I checked 500px to see why it’s supposedly better. Keep[…]

How ‘Smart’ Is Your Phone?

Categories: Human Behavior, Pet Peeve
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Published on: 2011.06.02

“Smart phone” users are starting to be more annoying than Facebook users. (Why I’m not on Facebook.) Perhaps the most annoying characteristic of a Facebook user (at least the ones I know) is that they can’t comprehend why the rest of us aren’t part of it — and of course they ignore the fact that[…]

Understanding the Millimeters

Categories: Photography
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Published on: 2011.02.23

New photographers are often lambasted with technical information that’s difficult to understand. There are dozens of numbers that apply to each camera and lens. Several of those numbers have “mm” after them. Hopefully, I can sort this out a little for you. If you’ve been to school, you know that “mm” is the abbreviation for[…]

Exposure Speed (Shutter Speed)

Categories: Photography
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Published on: 2011.01.31

(All images in this blog entry are the intellectual property of Wil C. Fry and are Copyright © by Wil C. Fry, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006.) As always, light is the most important element in photography. Nothing happens without light. Controlling light is the number one absolute best way to improve your photography. But given[…]

Importance of Aperture

Categories: Photography
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Published on: 2011.01.29

(All images in this blog entry are the intellectual property of Wil C. Fry and are Copyright © 2008 by Wil C. Fry.) As always, light is the most important element in photography. Nothing happens without light. Controlling light is the number one absolute best way to improve your photography. But given a specific type[…]

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