Posts Tagged ‘disappointment’

Inspiration and Advice: How to Be Happy with Your Photos

Reminiscent of the much-loved “The Gap” monologue by NPR’s Ira Glass, photographer and educator Mike Browne recently produced an inspirational video that tackles the topics of expectations, practice, and how to be happy with your photos as you continue on your photographic journey. Read more…

Canon’s Big ‘See Impossible’ Reveal is Just a Promotional Website… and a Huge Disappointment

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As rumors swirl of exciting Canon products in the works — rumors, mind you, backed up by promises made by Canon itself — the world waited with bated breath for Canon’s cryptic ‘See Impossible’ teaser countdown to reach zero.

They took out a huge ad in the New York Times, this couldn’t possibly be another big fat teaser letdown could it? Yes… yes it could. Read more…

Be Careful Whom You Admire… Unless It’s David Soul from Starsky & Hutch

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When I was in middle school, I had a crush on a celebrity.

It was a time when young girls daydreamed with stars in their eyes, imagining every love song was written about them, doodling hearts on their Lisa Frank notebooks and knowing with full certainty that one day their prince charming would whisk them away, like on the cover of a Harlequin Romance novel, or like Fabio in an “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” commercial.

Or in my case, I’d be driven away in the front seat of a bright red Ford Gran Torino, the kind only TV undercover cops would drive. Read more…

Every Photographer Goes Through a Phase of Disappointment

Do you feel like the quality of your photography falls short of where you want it to be? Don’t worry: every creative goes through a period in their growth in which there’s a disappointing gap between their “taste” and their work. Here’s an inspiring video in which Ira Glass encourages people going through this to push through and to not give up.

Canon 1D X Loses Autofocus When Max Aperture Smaller than f/5.6

Canon’s new 1D X is an impressive fusion of the old 1D and 1Ds lines, boasting state of the art sensor quality combined with impressive speed, but there’s one downside that may be a big disappointment to some photographers: the camera loses autofocus when used with lenses with a max aperture of f/8.

While there aren’t any Canon lenses that naturally have an f/8 maximum, adding a 1.4x extender to a f/5.6 lens or a 2x extender to a f/4 lens results in a lens with a max of f/8. If you’re planning on upgrading to a 1D X but need extended reach (e.g. you do bird photography), you may need to shell out some extra cash for a faster lens.

(via Arthur Morris via The Digital Picture)