I would rather pay for Google Photos

Photo by Chantel Lucas on Unsplash

As you may have heard by now, Google is going to start charging for all photos uploaded to Google Photos from June 2021, not just full resolution images. While this may be alarming for some users, I would rather pay for Google Photos. Why would I say such a thing after having an option to…… Continue reading I would rather pay for Google Photos

Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition

Your Shutter bug Chris Finke, a colleague at Automattic, discovered a box of slides that were taken by the late David Tewes, Chris’ father-in-law’s cousin while Chris and his wife were going through his late father-in-law’s things. According to MPR News – On a spring day three years ago, Chris and Christina Finke were clearing…… Continue reading Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition

Capturing your bucket shot

Lake Moraine, licensed CC BY NC ND 2.0 by Laurent Gass PHOTOGRAPHIE

I enjoyed Peter McKinnon’s short film about his journey to achieving one of his goals, titled “Bucket Shot” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r25IWquxe9s His aim was to capture the popular Lake Moraine, with snow-covered mountains, while the lake was still liquid. It’s a beautiful scene, and well worth watching the film. Featured image: Laurent Gass PHOTOGRAPHIE, licensed CC…… Continue reading Capturing your bucket shot

The mountains won’t remember you

Photo by Will Tarpey on Unsplash

I really enjoyed Peter McKinnon’s video titled “The Mountains Won’t Remember Me” for a few reasons. To begin with, his photography is awe inspiring. The video was created from a shoot in Banff, Canada. It’s probably one of the most beautiful regions I’ve every seen, albeit through McKinnon’s video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z0lv6qlj0Q The mountains, the hills, and…… Continue reading The mountains won’t remember you

Accumulating memories in large photo libraries

Photo by Julie Johnson on Unsplash

Jamie Rubin wrote a thought-provoking post on his blog about his accumulated library of photographs, and his thoughts about what to do with it. The problem is that I am not organized about my photos the way I am in other parts of my life. I’ve made reluctant attempts at organization now and then, but…… Continue reading Accumulating memories in large photo libraries

Whale bones and shadows

We have a curious structure in one of our city parks that’s a little controversial. Some people really don’t like it, most aren’t sure what it’s supposed to represent. It appeals to me, although I can’t quite work out how to photograph it. I took advantage of a couple evening walks past the park to…… Continue reading Whale bones and shadows

Opportunistic diversions for 2019-04-17

Photo by Victoriano Izquierdo on Unsplash

I watched a couple interesting videos that I enjoyed, and thought I’d share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5PvHlk3yig This Engadget video about the differences between DSLR and mirrorless cameras is terrific. Chris Schodt did a great job explaining both camera categories, and the advantages each type has. Well worth watching. https://twitter.com/ChrisSchodt/status/1117883051973865473 Leonardo Da Vinci was clearly a remarkable person,…… Continue reading Opportunistic diversions for 2019-04-17