Monthly Archives: August 2011

Daily Photo Phix: Steppin’ Out… lightly

Much has been written about the advantages of always having a camera with you: freedom to exercise your craft at all times, the opportunity to capture “the decisive moment”, and so on. But the greatest benefit is the one that’s … Continue reading

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Why Sony matters. Finally.

My very first digital SLR camera was a Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D… and I loved it.  I had been quite ready to graduate from a Canon G series point and shooter and gain the resulting quality boost I’d see from … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Serenity Now

Today’s Daily Photo Phix comes to us from 2 Guys Photo featured photographer, Prentis Drew (to learn more about Prentis, click here).  Here’s an additional image from Prentis (two versions provided – see his’ note below): Per Prentis: Hi Rey, … Continue reading

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The School on the Hill, Norwood High

The Senior High School of Norwood, Massachusetts (USA) was built in the 1920’s and in it’s 86 proud years, thousands of students, including my own, have graduated from the “School on the Hill”.  But the march of progress and the … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro, “in art is characterized by strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Walkin’ on a country road

Can you hear James Taylor singing it?  I almost could as I walked along this path recently. Sure, there’s no detail in the sky and the foreground is nothing special, but I was motivated by the way my eyes darted … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: In by 11

On the way to work, I detoured down a side street and, struck by this establishment and it’s signage from another decade, I decided to pull over. With my iPhone 4, I captured this wide angle view, using Camera+, and … Continue reading

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Olympus EP3 User Report

2 Guys Photo featured photographer Ray Sachs, a seasoned micro four-thirds shooter and talented street photographer, recently acquired the new Olympus EP3 digital camera.  This report is based on his first impressions and includes a number of images he recently … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Sunday afternoon

A distinguished gentleman reads a newspaper as tourists and other park goers enjoy a warm Sunday afternoon. I wonder what he’d have to say about it? Didn’t ask… Fujifilm X100 at ISO of 350, f11, 1/60 second. Minor adjustments afterwards … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Break

It was a hot day in July when a crew of men with heavy equipment came to repave my street.  I happened to be home that day and spotted these two fellows taking a break on the stone wall out … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Dad

There’s little I can add to the title. He is my true hero and the manner of his existence proves it. Happy birthday, dad.  I love you… (Fujifilm X100, ISO 640, f2, 1/60 second.  A wee bit of fidgeting in … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture School of Photography by Janet McQueen

Janet McQueen first introduced us to this valuable learning resource for photographers in her interview as our most recent Featured Photographer.  Janet is back today as a guest contributor to 2 Guys Photo to tell us more… * * * … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: I need a Caption!

In our town, we’ve had a major construction project in the works for several years.  The town is building a new High School, directly behind the original school, and the new school opens this September.   Demolition of the old school … Continue reading

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The lesson of my photographic lament

Photo by Robert Spadoni   I have fallen in love with photography.  Twice. First, though, I must forewarn those among you with the stamina to trudge toward the conclusion of this brief photo essay – this is a tale of … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Reaching

The pure joy of having a fixed compact capable of close focusing and wide open apertures to blur the background.  Sometimes it just works. Sometimes not. Fujifilm X100 at ISO 200, f4, 1/850 second.  Some contrast and sharpening adjustments in … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Ominicity

Omin-i-city: (noun) A heavily populated urban area experiencing severe or dire conditions. Ok, I made the word and the definition up entirely, (although oddly, I did learn that “Ominicity” is the name of a hotel in Montreal!). Well, that’s the … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Father, daughter, dance…

When you’ve known someone this long, and this well, you understand what’s happening inside of him as he dances with his first born, his newly married, his precious daughter.  I felt it in a way too. Nikon D7000 with a … Continue reading

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Nikon D5100 or Fujifilm X100: What’s in your garage?

Image courtesy of Mazda (www.mazdausa.com) I have a friend who drives a Scion XB.  It looks to me like a large breadbox on wheels.  He tells me that it is the very essence of practicality and flexibility.  Handles great in … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Just JUMP!

What do you do when you have 12 young people on a beach, late in the day, who want to have a group picture taken, and are up for just about anything? Simple: you just tell them to JUMP! If … Continue reading

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Featured Photographer Janet McQueen: “Know your bone.”

Here’s another in our ongoing series of Featured Photographers, Janet McQueen. I’ve admired Janet’s work for quite some time now, and am pleased to bring Janet, her photography and her experiences to you. (Hover over Janet’s photos for more info … Continue reading

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