Joseph A. Dickerson

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Spot Meter Roundup

For the record, I use TTL (Through The Lens) metering and automatic modes quite often. Many of my subjects, birds on the wing for instance, are just too flighty to allow for thoughtful metering. But, give me a rustic barn, an...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

Telephoto Lenses For View Cameras

I shoot multiple formats ranging from 35mm to 4x5, depending on subject matter and my...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

Riddle: what do Ansel Adams, the Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, William Mulholland, and Gunga Din all have in common? Answer: a geographical area of California that is as rich in human history, geological wonder, and photographic beauty...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Maybe you've considered large format. Perhaps you'd like to experience photography as Ansel Adams, Morley Baer, Edward Weston, and other pioneers did. It's a slower, more introspective kind of photography, but if you'd...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

To quote Don Quixote de La Mancha, "Can we ever have too much of a good thing?" Well, finally those who shoot Nikon need not stand idly by while their Canon toting friends do magical things to their photographic subjects with Tilt/Shift (TS)...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

Big Sky Country, The Big Muddy, Big Bad John, and, of course, The Big Kahuna

All expressions of the ultimate, best, or baddest thing around. As anyone who has taken even the most...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

I've always loved the sea, and having grown up around, on, and in the ocean, I guess a fascination with lighthouses was inevitable. If I'm near the coast on a shooting trip and there is a lighthouse nearby I'll try to...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

A couple of years ago as Ann, my most significant other, and I were discussing where to go during our summer break she made a suggestion. Like most of her suggestions, this one proved to be a gem.

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Oct 01, 2000 2 comments

Now that summer is behind us and there are fewer daylight hours for shooting we're naturally spending more time in the darkroom.

But when was the last time you went through your negative...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

In the last several years photographic workshops, seminars, and photo tours have proliferated. There are a number of reasons for this. First, more people are willing to spend the time and money to improve their skills by attending these classes. Secondly...

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