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Behind the Lens: Get photos off the fence and into the game
April 29, 2012
I was covering a high school baseball game Tuesday night while pondering what to write in my column this week. It occurred to me that the very thing I was photographing would be of interest — or at least the method I was using to photograph the subject.
Behind the Lens: Robinson’s reaction sums up KU defeat
April 22, 2012
I’ll offer one more story on our recent photo coverage of the Kansas University men’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament.
Behind the Lens: Final thoughts on the Final Four
April 15, 2012
The NCAA Tournament, and more specifically the Final Four, can be regimented to the point of peculiarity.
Behind the Lens: How photographers can be in 5 places at once
April 8, 2012
Last week my office was at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Behind the Lens: A photographer’s notes from the postgame scrum
April 1, 2012
If you had the chance to catch the postgame celebration following the Jayhawks’ 80-67 victory over North Carolina, you probably saw the team pour onto the floor in celebration after the buzzer.
Behind the Lens: High-speed photography reveals player’s quickness
March 25, 2012
I was going to write about different sensor sizes in digital cameras this week but I fell asleep at my computer due to subject boredom. Another time maybe. Instead I want to mention a book I’ve been reading and relate it to recent photo coverage by the Journal-World staff.
Behind the Lens: Photographing wildlife can be unpredictable
March 18, 2012
With the approach of spring, area wildlife are beginning their seasonal mating rituals.
Behind the Lens: Learn about photography by getting involved
March 11, 2012
Writing these columns is my attempt to spark interest and expand your knowledge of photography. Unfortunately, it’s a one-way conversation. If your main photography instruction and insight is coming from this or other solitary sources like books, magazines etc., I encourage you to explore other avenues of photo education.
Behind the Lens: Photographers sum up KU’s big win against Missouri in photos
March 4, 2012
Journal-World photographers Richard Gwin, Nick Krug and I all photographed the Kansas University basketball game against Missouri on Feb. 25.
Behind the Lens: Depth of field important for focusing on subject
February 26, 2012
When I photograph a KU football game, even outdoors in daylight, I choose a large aperture (f/2.8, f4.0) for creative purposes.
Behind the Lens: Aperture setting can be used to manipulate depth of field
February 19, 2012
The typical camera has a control dial on top. Last week I reviewed how setting this dial to “S’ “T” or “Tv”, controls the shutter speed. The other primary controls on this dial are “A” or “Av” for aperture priority, “P” for program, and on some cameras, “M” for manual.
Behind the Lens: Incorrect shutter speeds cause blurry photos
February 12, 2012
Advances in camera technology have made capturing decent photographs fairly easy.
Behind the Lens: Things photographers don’t want to hear
February 5, 2012
Recently I came across a photography blog about what newspaper photographers don’t like to hear said to them when working.
Behind the Lens: Finding a perfect feature photo
January 29, 2012
Our photography staff is often relied upon to gather stand-alone images for the newspaper.
Behind the Lens: Effective lighting kits don’t have to be expensive
January 22, 2012
In last week’s column I mentioned using household table lights as a possible source of illumination to re-photograph prints or other hard-copy documents. It is a make-do solution only and not one I recommend if you plan on doing a lot of tabletop photography or have a growing interest in photographing other subjects requiring artificial lighting.