Canon EF 8-15mm Fisheye L series lens


Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice.

Adobe Photoshop CS5


Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended software helps you create the ultimate images for print, the web, and video. Enjoy all the state-of-the-art editing, compositing, and painting capabilities in industry-standard Photoshop CS5, and experience fast performance thanks to cross-platform 64-bit support. Also create 3D extrusions for logos, artwork, and motion graphics; edit 3D objects with advanced tools; and create and enhance motion-based content.


Girls with Horses

This photo is of Alexus; a young lady who knows how to handle a horse at this young age. I hope to get a chance to photograph her again next year during the 4-H horse rider's competition. For more Horser and Riders click on link.

Street Photography

What is street photography exactly? One might guess its photos taken on the street; and that one person would be correct. But also street photography; is photographs of inspiration at that moment, where you find something that is visually intriguing. Something that is so eye-catching: you have to take that shot; that is my definition of street photography. The whole point of street photography is documenting what is happening before your very eyes, a situation perhaps that is playing out in front of you at that very moment. Being alert about everything going on around you so you can be quick enough to get that shot; because you'll never get that same shot twice. Read more..

Composing a Photograph

Composing a photograph is like an author writing a paragraph; selecting the right words that conveys a message utilizing as little space as possible to get the point across. A photograph is to the photographer; what a paragraph is to an author, even though it just a photograph, there is a message there. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; but a well composed photograph will say as much, just without so many words. An experienced photographer will use that photograph like a writer using a paragraph getting the message across in a constructive amount of space. Read more...

Is Photographing in Public Illegal

Taking photographs in public places such as Time Square; or atDown town Traverse City crowded public events like a parade that is being held for a special occasion. It's sometimes difficult to exclude people in your photos that are in such crowded areas, as you're shooting. And if someone notices that you're taking pictures in their general direction; they might ask of you not to include them in your photographs. Those requests are sometimes unreasonable because you might only get that one good shot. If it's possible to compose another shot; you may consider not using that photograph that particular person might be in. Read more...

Need a camera upgrade?

When should you decide to upgrade your camera? We'll actually there is several reasons. If you're a long time compact or point and shoot camera user; you might be looking to upgrade to a digital SLR camera. Compact cameras today are top of the line giving you plenty of mega pixels for their capability and a quality zoom lens. But these types of cameras limit your photographic creativity. This is one good reason to up to upgrade to an SLR camera; but also this upgrade will broaden your creativity, give you many different choices of lenses, plus many creative tools that compact cameras can't offer. If you're ready to jump into an upgrade you might want to follow these guidelines.

Canon 5D Mark III

Canon is proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, Canon 5D Mark IIIthe EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography. Advanced professional-level high definition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon's advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode"all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

Moon shing of the Cousway bridge on Lake Cadillac in Mich

Frolicking Moonshine on Lake Cadillac

This Photograph was taken Aug 30,2012 off the lake walkway footbridge on Lake Cadillac.

Frolicking Moonbeam on the lake

Frolicking in the Moonlight off the shore of Lake Cadillac, in Northern Michigan.

Slow Shutter Speed Photography Photograph of the shore of Lake Cadillac.

The Canal in Cadillac Mich nighttime photograph

The Canal between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac of M115 in Northern Michigan

The Canal has never frozen over in the 52 years I been here.

Understanding Exposure


Understanding Exposure

With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photo-  graphers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from "auto" and create the pictures you truly want.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras


Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens is a peerless standard lens for Canon digital SLR cameras. The lens is suitable for any shooting situation, with a lens coating and construction type that are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras.

Image of women taken with Canon 50mm L lens

The Moment It Clicks


The Moment It Clicks: Photography Secrets from One of the World's Top Shooters


Joe McNally, one of the world's top pro digital photographers, whose celebrated work has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, Time, and National Geographic (to name a few), breaks new ground by doing something no photography book has ever done—blending the rich, stunning images and elegant layout of a coffee-table book with the invaluable training, no-nonsense insights, and photography secrets usually found only in those rare, best-of-breed educational books.

Speedliters Handbook


Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites

Getting your Canon Speedlite to produce the light you need can be a real challenge. For those new to flash photography—or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration—Speedliter's Handbook is a revelation. Photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive discussion of the Canon Speedlite family and all of the accessories and equipment available to the Speedliter, then settles down to crafting great light in one photo shoot after another. Whether you want to create a classical portrait, shoot an event, or simply add a little fill light to a product shot, Speedliter's Handbook shows you how.