Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hope springs eternal

Despite a week long stretch of very cold weather (here in the northeast United States), we’re managing to get through a winter without too much snow, so far.  I left work a little early one night last week and noticed … Continue reading

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Somes images tell the whole story. Leaving me with little else to say… *** Note: Photo taken with an iPhone 5.  Feel free to follow Joey on Instagram (joeyspa_doni).

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“To the man who only has a hammer…”

… everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.” Abraham Maslow (American Philosopher and Psychologist, 1908-1970) Some things should just be left alone. Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm power zoom, f/4, 1/60s, ISO 1000, edited in LR4

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February is Black & White month – Reminder

Just a quick reminder: we’ll be posting only b&w images on 2 Guys Photo during the month of February.  If you’d like to participate, send us up to two images (high resolution) to and we’ll post the very best. … Continue reading

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Weekend Inspiration: “When you land that scary thing…”

Beautifully filmed.  Wonderfully inspiring. Have a great weekend…

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Gritty City Life: Meet Frank Villafane

It’s our pleasure to introduce 2 Guys Photo followers to Frank Villafañe.  Frank became known to us through his comments to some of the posts here and particularly because of some of the night photos he’s taken and shared.  As … Continue reading

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Examples: Using a Nikon lens on a Sony NEX camera

Continuing yesterday’s post, “Sony, meet Nikon”, where I explained how to use a Fotodiox NIK-NEX lens mount adapter with a Nikon 35mm f/1.8 prime lens and a Sony NEX 6 camera, here are some images I made using that set … Continue reading

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Sony, meet Nikon

One of the cool things about the Sony NEX line of mirrorless cameras, which we’ve been writing about a lot on this blog, is that, with the proper adapter, you can mount almost any lens onto an NEX body, adding … Continue reading

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The Fujifilm X-E1 is The One

I wanted to like the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 (see my review here).  I really did.  The fit and finish.  The metallic heft.  The reminiscent styling.  And the new x-trans sensor mojo with image quality rivaling bigger sensor systems.  They were … Continue reading

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One out of four

“One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.” Ann Landers (American Advice columnist, 1918-2002) Does this apply to photographers? 😉 iPhone 5, edited … Continue reading

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Weekend inspiration: Pete Souza, White House Photographer

These photos by Pete Souza, recapping his 2012 year with the President of the United States, caught my eye for a number of reasons, so I thought I’d share. First off, regardless of your political leanings, it’s great to get … Continue reading

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Ragged and raw

  “I love eulogies.  They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.” Peggy Noonan   … Continue reading

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“When I dream, I am ageless.”

Walking through the forest recently, I came upon this ancient and venerable tree.  He hung firmly to the bank of a stream, as I’m sure he has for decades, and his firm footing told me that he had every intention … Continue reading

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Three from three

“People only see what they are prepared to see.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Just over a week ago.  It was a sunny and atypically wintery Saturday morning here in New England.  Atypical insomuch as I’m sitting here in mid-January amidst 62 … Continue reading

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“Be daring, be different, be impractical…”

“…be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” Sony NEX 6, f/4.5, 1/100s, ISO 400, edited in Lightroom 4. Quote by Cecil Beaton (English … Continue reading

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Fisheye Again

A few weeks ago, we posted (see here) some images taken with a fisheye lens and commented on the creative opportunities posed by this unique and sometimes very quirky beast.  2 Guys Photo friend and contributor, Rodney Daly, sent us … Continue reading

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“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever”

A brisk gray day in December, passing through a now empty playground.  These toy cars remain, askew, just as they were left, waiting for someone’s return. Are they remembered?  Do they remember? Sony NEX 6, f/7.1, 1/1250s, ISO 1600, selectively … Continue reading

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You need better gear. Not.

It’s going to be a recurring theme for me this year: better pictures, not better gear.  I’ll apologize in advance if I start to sound like a broken record about it, but it is the single greatest photographic insight I’ve … Continue reading

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In a coffee shop, darkly

While waiting in a Dunkin Donuts shop, with iPhone 5, edited in Snapseed. Who knew?

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A Black & White February

In New England, the shortest month of February is often the longest month of the year.  Or so it seems.  Cold, dark, and blustery.  Not exactly a photographer’s dream come true. Yet it’s exactly that sort of creative challenge that can prompt … Continue reading

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