Author Archives: Kevin

Inexpensive Ultra-Zoom Lens

For most of us, the need for an ultra-long lens is infrequent … but when you need it, you need it! I’ve written about this before … Ultimate Lens for Sports & Wildlife … and … Novoflex SuperTelephoto. One of those posts … Continue reading

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Bad Light

A beautiful morning Thursday in Beverly Massachusetts. I was there not to make photographs, but to get my car repaired.  By some accounts, Beverly is the birthplace of the U.S. Navy.  In recent news, it is the home of Angie Miller, … Continue reading

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Boston Spring Blooming

Boston is buzzing with the bright colors of flowers and flowering trees.  Hands down my favorite time of year in Beantown. The crown jewel is probably Boston Public Gardens, but there is much more.  The Esplanade along the Charles River … Continue reading

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Video Edit using Sony Vegas

Last month, I shot video of a stage performance (link: Videography of a Stage Performance).  To edit the video and create a video disc, I have been using new software (different than what I have used in the past), Sony … Continue reading

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Videography of a Stage Performance

A few weeks ago, I did photography and videography of a stage performance.  Most of the still photos were shot during rehearsals, so that I had freedom to move around and use electronic flash.  Most of the video was shot during … Continue reading

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External Battery for Camera Flash Performance

An electronic flash strobe, powered by AA batteries, will slow down sooner than you or I expect.  Recycle time, the time from one flash to the next, will become longer as power is drained from the batteries.  (And if you … Continue reading

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Photo Printing on a Deadline

Having a need to get some prints done quickly, I employed a print lab that offered the paper I wanted at a good price.  Unfortunately, they overcharge for 2-day shipping and also charge a $25 fee for a rush order.  Really?  $70 … Continue reading

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Photography Portfolio – part 2

(This is the next installment following Photography Portfolio – part 1.) Having sent out two sets of images, each to a different lab for printing,  I have received both sets of prints.  They all look great.  Both sets were printed on archival … Continue reading

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Photography Portfolio – part 1

If you have a set of images, is that a gallery or a portfolio?  To my thinking a gallery can be any set of images, they need not even be related in any strong way.  In contrast, a portfolio is … Continue reading

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Photographing Freestyle Ski Jumping

Very excited to photograph freestyle ski jumping this week! For photography, winter can be dull, particularly if there is no snow … the grey season, the season of sticks without leaves. But NOT this week. This is an international event sponsored by … Continue reading

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