Workflow – What is it good for?

If you read the musings here you’ll know that I like to co-opt song titles and lyrics. So, with a nod to Edwin Starr we’re going to talk about the idea of ‘workflow’.

What is workflow? It’s a term used a lot in photography but is it a term that people generally know what it means? Continue reading

Photography is Like Prostitution

The photography news/blog site PetaPixel shared a post recently that got me to doing some ruminating.

Supposedly a photographer had written to a friend about a ‘situation’ with a potential client. Said friend is described as a ‘photographic satirist’. Aside from forgetting to include the satire – it’s difficult to tell whether the whole post is intended to be satire or just the proposed response – the alleged satirist’s response didn’t make a lot of sense to me. Continue reading

Arkansas SB-79, Photography is Not Dead

There has been much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth over the past couple days in relation to a new law in Arkansas that is awaiting gubernatorial signature. The online photo media is abuzz and replete with sensational headlines declaring the end of photography (again). Continue reading

The Rupi Kaur/Instagram Kerfuffle

If the goal was Internet ‘fame’, then objective achieved.

Rupi Kaur has been the ‘belle of the ball’ this past week with the provocative photo she posted to Instagram. She’s even featured in the Washington Post. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Samsung

Late in 2014, an announcement was made by Google that the new ‘Android L’ mobile operating system, later dubbed Lollipop, would include a new camera API (Application Programming Interface – the building blocks of the camera software and what third-party app developers use in creating their companion apps). That new camera API would allow for the capture of true RAW images, using the Adobe DNG specification, by mobile devices. Continue reading

Where Does the ‘Soul’ Come From?

Not too long ago I wrote a short article on the ills of social media for photographers.  Recently I read an article by photographer Ugo Cei that discussed some of the same problems but went a bit further.  He also decried the sameness of much of what is out there today in the world of photography.  He also lamented the lack of soul in much of what he sees. Continue reading

Mirror-Less is Not Always More

I’ve been reading blog posts and watching videos from people who’ve switched from Canon or Nikon to one of the mirrorless camera lines and it got me thinking about a number of things.

The advances in mirrorless cameras are great but are they ready for prime time? In all situations? Personally, I don’t think so. Continue reading

Metabones Fuji X to Nikon F Adapter

As I had mentioned in my write-up on the Fuji X-T1, I intended to order a lens adapter to use my Nikon lenses on the Fuji. After doing some research, I settled on the Metabones version. This is not the SpeedBooster, just the regular mount adapter so it has no glass element.  Continue reading