I love canvas prints, but what I am not a huge fan of is the gallery wrap look. There are a lot of reasons for this but it is mainly the cost to produce the print and the no frame look. Sure they look great when first produced but after being on the wall for a while they start to look like something is missing (just my opinion) without the frame. So for years I have recommended that instead of the wrap that people mount to foam board then frame the print. To me this is the best way to display a canvas and as far as cost it can be less then the wrap.
The stages of sensor dust denial and cleaning!
– There is a spot on my image…… cannot be sensor dust, I just cleaned it!
– A week later – The spot is still there, that is strange!
– A month passes – The spot is still there, it is not so bad I can live with it.
I love chasing storms!!!
I am not a fan when storms come and chase me, but if I can go after them it is AMAZING!!!! Below is some information on my storm chasing gear so you can be ready when things heat up!
BEFORE I START A WARNING!!!
It is great to get some amazing storm pictures but be careful!!! If you are not familiar with storms find someone to go out with for the first few times or take a course. No picture is work a death!!
Getting to the issue when teaching
Whenever I am teaching I always ask students to bring me their bad images. If I am critiquing work to help improve someones photography I ask to see the unedited images. WHY? Because anyone can luck out and get a great image, or spend enough time in Photoshop to fix an image. But seeing the bad or unedited images will show what a person does most of the time. This is true in other areas as well. I don’t care what you are like when everything is going perfect, but what are you like when things are going bad? You may be a great wedding photographer when the temperature is 20C and there is no wind or bugs, but what are you like in -10C and a 100k wind, or with a bride that is in a miserable mood?
I get many clients that come in asking about prints from slides and negatives. Many have heard that it is impossible to get quality prints without spending a fortune and are just checking before they toss their old slides and negatives. Then I show them some of the slides and negatives that I have scanned and printed and they are shocked.
Some of the spring birds I saw from a drive this past weekend. East of Coaldale.
With all the fields flooding the returning birds are finding lots of open water to land in. A REAL change from last year as last year even the lakes were drying up.
If you thought owning a business was a lot of work you should try having to maintain your own web site and blog. You leave it for a week or two and when you come back there us so much work to do to keep it up.
A windy day is perfect for doing the behind the scenes things like this!
SOMEDAY I will get into a system to keeping my blog up-to-date!
I get asked a lot how I can stay caught up doing the work that I do? Believe me it is easy to fall behind so for the next few days I will be giving out some tips on staying caught up.
Tip 1 – Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today!
I have been wanting to do this exposure chart for a long time and with it being a snow day it was a good day to work on it. It is not designed to be a 100% complete with data or is it to explain everything but it is a good cheat sheet to help when shooting.
You can print a copy of it for PERSONAL use only as long as you do not remove or alter any information.
Click on the link below to download a larger version.
Staying home can be a good thing some days. March 4, 2018 saw me needing to get out and take some pictures and after a huge dump of snow the river bottom seemed like a good place that was close enough to home to get to.