April 17th Update: The Mars Weely Blog will return May 1st! What’s on-tap? – I’ve received the new B-Grip UNO Holster for review (great for travel!) so I’ll be putting that review up soon. – I (finally) purchased the Sony e-mount 10-18mm wide-angle – great lens and again, great for travel. Will share my thoughts … Continue reading Blog Site Construction Update
I can’t believe a year has passed already – it seems like only yesterday when I was writing my ‘2013 Year In Retrospect’ post. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once and a while, you could miss a photo-op. Did you catch that mis-quote from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? If … Continue reading 2014 Year In Retrospect
Remember the scene where Indiana Jones enters ‘The Raven’ tavern in Nepal (Raiders Of The Lost Ark)? A light dusting of snow on his Fedora; Indy has a rocky reunion with Marion, then later shoots-it-out with the Nazis who show up looking to steal the headpiece of The Staff of Ra. Our adventures can take … Continue reading Shooting In The Snow – 6 Tips For Beginners!
As I bundled up, grabbed my camera, and headed out the door I took note of the big, fluffy white flakes gently coming down, and took a moment to pause and consider what it was that I wanted to capture. And that lead me to consider the different types of snow we see… I don’t … Continue reading The Four Types Of Snow
The onset of Winter isn’t necessarily conducive to photography. Freezing rain, black ice, white-outs, multi-vehicle accidents and road closures aren’t selling points you’ll see advertised in many travel brochures. In fact they can be real road-trip killers (both figuratively, and literally!) But if you don’t have to travel far by car or, better yet, can … Continue reading The Onset Of Winter
It’s been said that ‘The best camera is the one you have with you’. But is that true of Night Photography? Many specialized genres of photography call for specialized equipment. Using the right tool for the job certainly makes completing a task easier. But we shouldn’t confuse ‘ease’ with ‘necessity’. Nor should we shy from … Continue reading The Best Camera
I purchased the bargain-priced Minolta 70-210mm f4 ‘beer can’ lens this past Spring for a ‘proof of concept’, possibly as a step toward purchasing the (not-so-bargain-priced) Sony G 70-200mm f4. I don’t shoot indoor sports. And with the ability to push the ISO on modern cameras, I’m really not concerned about getting the shutter speeds I … Continue reading Beer And Zombies (and F2.8 vs F4)