I've been thinking a lot about the future of social media privacy. To quote Han Solo: "I have a bad feeling about this."
Armed with the Shield of Anonymity, trolls are everywhere online. They’re awful. Cruel. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. Without inflections, tone, and body language, the written word is rife with acerbic harshness. Photography draws the trolls like flies to honey. For whatever reason, they see posted images as permission to offer unasked-for critique, to lambast the […]
Whether you shoot on a dSLR or a smartphone, editing to give your photographs a little extra oomph is a smart move. It takes your images from snapshot quality to “ooh!” (or sometimes “ew!”). (Summary at bottom of this article) I don’t own a smartphone, so take this with a grain of salt. My photography […]
I have a soft spot for underdogs. When I learned that Pentax was rebooting their camera line in the USA market back in 2006, I was one of the early buyers. I snagged the k10d, and turned into an evangelist for Pentax. I praised the camera to anyone who’d listen. And it deserved the praise. […]
Commemorative pink shirts, pins and accessories? Please. That’s vaguely sexist. Not all women want to be donned in baby pink from head to toe. Turn the Golden Arches into a W? Woo, yes, that’s going to bring attention to gender wage imbalance, domestic abuse, and #metoo issues, McDonald. A multi-billion dollar corporation could do more […]
Whether you shoot with a film slr camera, a smartphone, or digital, it’s good to develop foundation skills. Otherwise you’ll always produce meh photographs that people pretend to like. Get it as perfect as you can in-camera. Don’t rely on photoshopping / post-processing to save your picture. For one, it’ll make the editing step faster […]