July 31, 2010


Fun, originally uploaded by Big Mike's Photography.

Fun! That pretty well sums it up. There is something about watching a little kid having fun brings us such great joy.

Flower and Sky

Flower and Sky, originally uploaded by Big Mike's Photography.

One simple flower and a beautiful blue sky.

July 27, 2010

Old Buildings and Flowers

Here are two things I always enjoy taking pictures of:

Old Buildings

And Flowers

July 23, 2010

Even More iPhone Fun

More proof it's not about the camera.  My iPhone has officially become my favorite point and shoot.

July 20, 2010

More iPhone Goodness

Here is another pic from my iPhone.  I'm starting to think this is the only point and shoot camera I need.  It won't replace my DSLR, but it's as good as any point and shoot I've used.

July 17, 2010

Have Fun!

If you have fun, your subjects will.

July 15, 2010

It's Not About The Camera!

    I cannot stand it when people say, "You must have a nice camera!"  To me it's a little like saying that a writer has a great pencil, or a musician has a great instrument.  This really ignores the fact that a great camera can take bad pictures in the wrong hands.  If you never take it off the automatic modes or refuse to spend some time post processing you will never get stunning results.  True, the right tools help make the job easier. But the tool does not define the artist.
    Take, for example, the picture below.  I admit, this isn't the greatest of images.  However, most people would be amazed to find out it was taken with a iPhone (3GS not 4 which has a much better camera).  Don't get hung up on gear!  Some of the most beautiful images I have seen have come from a cheap camera. 

July 12, 2010

It's the Lighting, Stupid.

If you think you need to have a better camera to take professional pictures. Check this out! I want to show this to everyone that tells me I must have a nice camera...

It's the Lighting, Stupid.: "

Lee and Patrick over at Fstoppers have put together a video that pretty much proves that good lighting can squeeze great results out of the most mediocre of cameras.

Their sensor of choice for the proof of concept? An iPhone 3gs.


(Lots more lighting BTS stuff over at Fstoppers.com)