This video is finally here. What a cool place to visit and photograph.
New Retro NIKON DF Camera, hmmmm.
I sit here thinking, this is quite interesting. Just 2 months ago I pulled out my old Nikon FE2 camera body and was holding it in my hands. I was reminded just how simple photography use to be. You load a roll of film, set your ISO, set it to Manual, select shutter and aperture and you are all set to start making photos. The older cameras were light weight and simple. I really miss that.
Today's cameras are overly complicated, bulky and well, can you say dust spots? You can do a lot more with today's cameras, but I guess that is why they are overly complicated. I guess it's about having your cake and eating it too.
These cameras may remind us of times that have passed, but I bet these new "retro" cameras are bloated with software with endless menu options. I will look but won't touch. If you are a brave one, you can pre order yourself some old school camera here http://goo.gl/519JlB
You don't get many opportunities to enjoy the view of the trees from inside a tree.
I was all ready to head up to Sequoia National Park when the Government shutdown and forced me to look for an alternate location. I am so glad I did. By chance I found a place called Mountain Home State Forest. Mountain Home is not as well known as Sequoia National Park and is truly a hidden gem. There was maybe five people up there and it felt like I had the place to myself. I photographed numerous trees and indian archeological sites that are 8000 years old. To stand among, and inside, these 2000 year old ancient giants was truly special. The Sequoia tree is massive in size and in girth. Photos do not do them justice, you have to see them in person. I was only there for a short time and didn't' get to see everything. This is a place to go back time and time again. I will be back! (I will get a video up soon) Brett
Half & Half just isn't for ice-cream. With all the new waterproof cameras coming out you can capture some interesting perspectives not seen too often. This is not too difficult to achieve, if you have a waterproof housing. Just dip half the camera into the water. It's easier if you have a LCD display so you can see what you are shooting. It would probably start getting uncomfortable to keep dipping your head in the water to get your eye up to the viewfinder. So, have fun, explore and experiment! Brett
I love capturing sunny lens flares! I know, I know, you’re not supposed to aim your camera sensor at the direct sun, but it makes really cool photos. So the question is: Should I risk my camera sensor for art? I say, YES! (I wouldn’t keep it pointed at the sun for too long though, just in case.)
As photographers, we have to keep pushing the limits of our compositions and equipment’s abilities. Some times we must take risks for bigger rewards. Not every lens will give you the same flare though. So far, wide angle, no zoom gets me what I love. - Brett
I was looking through some old #GoPro files and saw this image. I was filming the beach and set my GoPro to take a photo every 10 seconds and this is a random image from those captures. I thought it was kind of interesting.