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PHOTOGRAPHING THE REAL WEST

PHOTOGRAPHING THE REAL WEST: Not The Way It Looked on Gunsmoke By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The classic period of American history we view as the “old west” didn’t actually last very long – some 20 to 25 years...

Joe McNally at Samy’s: A Flash in the Sky! Actually, Three of Them…..

Posted this on our Instagram account this past week and got a few questions on the placement of flashes, technique, etc. So, here we go. Biggest problems shooting a pic like this? Control of light....

THE MYTH OF DEPTH OF FIELD

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com A traditional view camera includes controls like shifts, swings and tilts to racially change the plane of focus falling on the film plane. | Source: https://bit.ly/2XnZcrt Photographers know that the term “depth of field”...

We Went to San Diego to Test Drive the FujiFilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera

For those of you who keep a close eye on tech and camera news, it's been an exciting few weeks. A number of new camera bodies from various brands have been announced, one of...

One Day Only: Demo the Sony Alpha a6400 at our Los Angeles Store

Have you heard the news? Sony has introduced the latest addition to its a6000 series - the a6400. And, there's A LOT packed into this light and compact mirrorless camera body. According to Sony, the a6400...

Joe McNally at Samy’s – Light Lenses!

Continuing a blog series on gear I love, and what goes with us on location as we head to the holidays. One thing that goes with us now, consistently, if not always, is the new-ish...

KEITH CARTER: Poet Of The Ordinary Life

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Lauded as “a transcendent realist” and “a poet of the ordinary,” Keith Carter is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has been shown in over one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries....

WHEN PIN-UPS WENT TO WAR

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com World War II involved a commitment from the entire country never seen before or since.  After Pearl Harbor, we found ourself in a two-front war – in the Pacific against Japan and...

ANSEL ADAMS: Master Photographer of Landscape and Light

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984)1942© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust*Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston There is an exhibition at the Museum of...

JEFF DUNAS: Capturing Time With Photographs

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Cameron Diaz. ©Jeff Dunas 2019 Here is a learning method I recommend to aspiring photographers.  Take a book of photos you like, or a magazine layout or perhaps some images you have downloaded...