Monthly Archives: May 2011

Making the cut: selecting photos to share

One of the benefits that digital photography has over film is the ability to take many photos of the same subject or scene, quickly and without added cost. If you are still learning photography (and really, aren’t we all?), you … Continue reading

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More Taken from a Plane

A few days ago, I posted a photo that an airplane traveler took from her seat (see here) and which had received a great deal of internet attention.  I received a few photos as a follow-up, including the above from … Continue reading

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Why I love, hate, love, hate, love… the X100

The Fujifilm X100 (manufacturer’s propaganda here), since the moment of its announcement through to its much delayed availability, has been one of if not the most hotly anticipated digital cameras of the digital age.  What’s all the fuss about?  Well, the … Continue reading

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Multi-task Much?

The word “supermom” comes to mind. Tiffany Goodwin, a Virginia mom, caught this foul ball at a minor league baseball game last Sunday in Richmond.  Her 8-month old son, Jerry, seems disinterested.  He will, however, be hearing about this photo … Continue reading

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Colleen M. Griffith, Featured Photographer

During my years as a member of the Daily Photo Community at SmugMug, I’ve had the pleasure to become acquainted with many talented photographers, professionals and amateurs, and all passionate about creating images.  One such photographer is Colleen M. Griffith, … Continue reading

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Taken from a Plane

Stefanie Gordon, during a Delta flight from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida, snapped this photo of the Space Shuttle Endeavor as it was lifting off yesterday morning.  By the end of the day, she… or her photograph… was … Continue reading

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What’s all the fuss about? Coming soon: a look at the Fujifilm X100

It’s the retro rangefinder that everybody wants, but nobody seems to be able to find.  The Fujifilm X100 is a metal clad, fixed lens, hybrid viewfinder camera that sports an APS-C sized sensor inside a smallish physique.  Stay tuned as … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day of this year, I took this impromptu photo of my parents’ hands.  It inspired me to gather other images I’ve made of these marvelous tools that serve us, and present them here. “Since love grows within you, … Continue reading

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A Street photographer discovery for your Saturday morning coffee

I just came upon this while having my Saturday AM java fix.  By now you’ve most likely heard of the discovery of Vivian Maier, a nanny who also had a passion and talent for street photography, and whose work wasn’t … Continue reading

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Ask 2 Guys Photo: “I’m ready for my close up!”

We received this question from “Just Shoot Me”, a 2 Guys Photo fan who previously asked us about composition.  She’s back with another question, this one’s about getting in close. Dear 2 Guys Photo, Greetings once again! This time I … Continue reading

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“It’s what we do… we are nurses…”

For most of my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with clinicians who heal and who care.  Who bring skill and experience, and a frequently unquenchable compassion, into situations that many of the rest of us would do nearly … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of a child

This post is a little different from our usual 2 Guys Photo fare.  In recognition of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share this story of Kyle and his Mom, Penny. Kyle is a pretty typical ten year old boy.  He … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photograph: the Situation Room

Intensity, concern, undivided attention.  By now, everyone has seen this photo of the President, Secretary of State and others watching the events unfold in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan this past Saturday. Credit: AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza … Continue reading

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Panning for Gold

Back in February I wrote a post entitled Slow it down for Maximum Impact which discussed using a slow shutter speed to convey motion in a moving subject.  Today, I’ll cover another technique that also conveys motion, namely Panning.  With … Continue reading

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