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It's All About Light Intensity (Part 2)

January 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The second component of light is intensity. A few burning campfire embers has less light intensity than a heaping pile of burning embers; however the color temperature is still that of burning embers. Likewise, the color temperature of a 60-Watt Incandescent bulb is the same as that of a 150-Watt Incandescent bulb. The 150-Watt lamp will be noticea...
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So What is Light Temperature (Light Part 1)

December 30, 2015  •  1 Comment
Photography is all about light and controlling that light has caused frustration for photographers since the first photograph, taken in the early-1800s…an eight-hour exposure taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 outside his Chalon (France) workshop window. Cameras and photography have come a long way since that first fuzzy, grainy image. Today,...
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Lake Michigan Does Not Run Uphill

November 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Several years ago, we retired to Ludington, a small town on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Pere Marquette River. Years before, ships loaded with logs used to rebuild Chicago after it’s disastrous fire would sail from docks along the river, headed out to Lake Michigan. Later, railroad ferries would carry trainloads of railroad cars across the big...
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A Camera is only a Tool

October 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I lost count on how many times I’m approached by individuals who look at my camera/lens setup and say “you must be able to take great pictures with that camera.” Honestly, the quality of the camera and size of the lens really has little to do with the quality of the image. The camera and lens are just tools. Back in the early 1980s, I worked at tw...
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