Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept, a quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson


I see lots of photographers aiming for absolute pin sharp images, and that includes me, but is it really so important? Is content and “telling the story” not more important. Well, yes and no. It all depends on what YOU want. When I photograph birds, for instance, sharpness is not negotiable, and thats why I […]

My best for 2015


So, its that time of year again, when one looks back at your work, the efforts you put in, techniques you used etc. Its not a particularly difficult process, You either like your picture or you don’t, or you like lots of them and the culling becomes more difficult. Some people may not like the […]

Balancing flash and ambient, part 2, people


In the previous entry I tried to explain how to balance the ambient light with flash, and it mostly revolved around birds. In this second discussion, I will elaborate on how to manage your flash effectively for portraits and kids. As you may know, I am a great advocate of the flash, and I also […]