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!
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.
I was out walking the dog yesterday and could not believe how hot the sun was. A good sign that spring is coming and with spring the birds. I love the spring birds as they are in good health and their colors are starting to enhance so what better time for a bird course.
This year I have added a full day with (6 hours) of shooting.
To help break up winter lets looks at some strange things that happen in the photography world! If you know me you will know one of my sayings is ‘There are no stupid questions” but sometimes people say things that cannot be explained as being anything other than really strange. A couple weeks ago another photographer stopped in and we got discussing some of the strange things that people have said over the years. Seeing that it is so cold outside here are a few laughs to warm you up….
So before I start let me say I think EVERYONE should take a Course, Tour, Expedition or Safari from me – because I am such a nice guy But what if you want to go someplace that I do not go and you want to hire someone to help with your photography, what should you look for?
First what is the difference in the above terms (unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule for what the terms mean) but here is what I generally find:
For years and years now the big mantra in the business world has been thinking outside the box. Unfortunately while we may promote the idea of thinking outside the box it is seldom carried out. I know one national company that was having some huge issues maintaining their inventory within their stores using the “REVOLUTIONARY NEW” on time ordering system.
Well the 40D’s were very impressive, so much so that I still have one today. I may sell it off someday but it is still doing what I want it for so I am happy to keep it around.
When Canon came out with the 50D I was not happy, nothing that I saw said this is worth upgrading to. When they came out with the 60D I was sad as it was in my opinion a step backwards. So I stuck with the 40D’s. Then Canon brought out the 70D and I could not help but switch. There were so many updates that I was VERY happy. Sold all the 40D’s but one. Bought a bunch of 70D’s and was very happy.
AS I type this I am surrounded my 70D’s. One is dedicated to my 150-600 lens and does a great job. They all have the extended grip and dual batteries. I can say that at this time I do not see an update happening with what is on the market.
The Canon 20D was a good camera, it was an improvement on the Fuji S1 & S2 and I was happy. Well I was happy for a while, Canon came out with the 30D and I saw a few benefits but overall I was not impressed enough to upgrade. I wanted to switch to one of Canon’s more advanced cameras but I was having a hard time justifying the expense so I held on to the 20D.
Then came the 40D!!!!! Honestly this was the first digital camera that I thought was worth the money. Quality was really good, the camera was built like it was made by a photographer and I was happy to switch. This was also the first switch that I was so impressed that I sold off EVERYTHING else and bought several 40D’s so all my cameras were the same. I also finally sold off my Pentax 645 that I could not bring myself to sell off before this. This marked the cutting of my final ties to film
If digital photography would have stopped at this point I would have been a happy camper… sorry photographer 🙂
I really loved the Fuji digital cameras and would still be with them today but the delay in getting them on the market was starting to affect me. Other photographers were starting to go digital and I was starting to fall behind. I waited as long as I could and finally could not wait any longer. I had looked at and tested everything on the market and could not see myself staying with the Nikon lens mount as at that time they were behind in the digital department. My choice was Kodak or Canon, and the Kodak was priced way too high for me (at the time I think they were around $40,000 for an outdated body and they were not looking like they would be around much longer).
I moved to Canon. There were a lot of reasons to move and it was easy to go back to Canon but at the same time it was frustrating. I had some auto focus lenses for Canon but of all the lenses that I had only one worked with the Canon digital. My older Canon flashes would not work at all, they had worked fine on the Fuji cameras (well they worked 🙂 ) but nothing on the Canon. My first Canon was the Canon 20D. The colors were not as good as the Fuji’s but the quality overall was so much better with more megapixels.