Posts by Greg

Switching Camera Systems or Tale of the Ancient Photographer

This is not meant to degrade or disparage Canon or DSL cameras or elevate mirrorless cameras. This is also not a camera review or recommendation of systems. This is about my personal experience with both and how the relationship changed as I grew older. It’s more about what I needed, not what I wanted.  Over the…

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My Travels-My Photographs. Places and Faces

Two Years ago when we decided to pack up and move to Europe, I had no idea of what type of photography I would pursue but I knew I would have to be change, compromise and adapt. I wasn’t taking lighting equipment (It would not work anyway due to voltage difference), no umbrellas, reflectors. None…

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My Travels, My Photography

I have never thought about which of my photographs were my favorites. If anything, I keep thinking that the next one will be or the one after that. A while ago at dinner, a friend asked me this question. She had been browsing my website and told me which ones she enjoyed the most and…

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Why Poland? Part 1

When we announced our decision, at what we considered an advanced age, to enter the world of Ex-Pat Life, and move to Europe, people were excited for us. However, when we said where we were going, we repeatedly got the same question, “Why Poland”? An answer of England, France, Germany or Spain, probably would not…

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Through the Lenses

Recapping my five country excursion, (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland) we traveled some 900 miles (each way) with four people in a Volkswagen Golf. One small suitcase per person and my camera bag had to fit behind my legs in the front seat. The biggest impact on gear, saving size and weight, was including the (relatively)…

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Gear Head Pt.2

In April, I promised I would be back to relate how the equipment I took on my trip to the Baltic States worked out, and here it is. It was a difficult decision. In my mind the piece of camera equipment I would need would be the piece I didn’t bring, cutting back, however, would…

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Getting in Gear: My First Digital Camera

  The age of Digital Photography started for me in the middle 1990’s. I still have vivid memories of the arrival of that yellow box with the Kodak logo. My first digital camera. I can’t remember how or why I selected this camera. It was probably more company name recognition than research. It was the…

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Confessions of a Wanna Be Gear Head

The word Photography is defined as “the art or practice of taking and processing photographs”. This definition has not, nor should it refined for adjustment to the digital age. Because the concept has not changed. There are those who consider themselves “purists”, meaning analog, film and darkrooms. They are repulsed by the sin of digital’s…

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