April 2018 Saint Paul Camera Club Salon

By spring I should have a whole stack of things lined up for camera club competitions, but somehow that never seems to happen. So, as usual, I spent the week before the salon entries were due (in mid-March) trying to figure out what I should enter. Prints: Open color Heading into Winter at Wind Cave Read More …

Olympus OMD EM-1: Great images, shoddy construction

I’ve been remiss in reviewing my “new” Olympus OMD EM-1. (Purchased a year ago last spring.) In general, I’ve been delighted with the image quality. I’ve been much less excited about the camera’s lack of ergonomics and general good design. But now I’ve run across an issue that left me disgusted with Olympus and so Read More …

2017 Saint Paul Camera Club Scavenger Hunt

The Saint Paul Camera Club begins each season with a “scavenger hunt” that requires members to search out and photograph specific types of images. As in the past scavenger hunts I’ve participated in, all photos had to be taken in Saint Paul during the day of the contest. This year participants had to submit images Read More …

Art-a-Whirl

Last May I participated (without being there physically, since I was in France during the show), in Northeast Minneapolis Art Association’s spring Art-a-Whirl as a member of the Twin Cities Photography Group. Apparently continual downpours and road construction outside the venue kept most people away. With little traffic, it wasn’t a very successful show for Read More …

Learning to photograph action: bicycle racing

I’ve never been a sports photographer. I’m not particularly interested in sports, so there has never been an incentive to learn how to photograph sports. Sure, I shot a few basketball and football games when I was in high school and college, but mostly because I was there anyway to chat with friends. But sometimes Read More …