Composition: Rule of Thirds

Imaging a rectangle canvas as an image area. If landscape (horizontal), draw two vertical lines, one 1/3 of the way in from the left, and the other 1/3 of the way in from the right. If portrait (vertical) draw your lines one 1/3 of the way from the bottom and one 1/3...

Cart before the Horse

After spending hours reading reviews, searching for information on trends, and talking to me, my son Matt just purchased the new Sony Alpha A7R with a 28 to 70 mm zoom lens. This semi-pro camera is one of the newest mirrorless, MDSLR platform designs. It’s a ‘latest...

Visual Animals

We are such visual animals. Light in all its forms, can really change our mood. I try to get out each day to give myself a shot of vitamin D and refresh my sight sense. I went to the zoo with my son and grandson on Sunday. We had a wonderful time seeing, smelling, and...

Camera Phones

It’s no surprise camera phones (aka smartphones) are coming on strong. In the camera world image stabilization, exposure compensation, backlight override, and flash fill have been around for decades. With Samsung adding backlight override and Sony adding image...