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  • […] I totally get it. As someone who teaches photography, I think that many of today’s cameras are WAY more complicated than they need to be, at least when it comes to design and […]

  • Jack Queenan says:

    Thanks Dan! This wan’t very helpful for our purposes at all, but I still read it. Your grammar is very good. Do you know anything about SD cards for slow-motion cameras? Any help would be nice. Also, are you the kicker for the Dallas Cowboys? Let me know!

  • Dan says:

    Hi Jack. Despite popular belief, I am not the kicker for the Dallas Cowboys. I wonder if people ask him if he write a cool photo blog… Regarding SD cards, I don’t know how slow motion cameras would affect write speed on SD cards, but my recommendation is to get the fastest card you can afford to get maximum performance. If you don’t want to spend that much, I recommend the Sandisk 95MB/s Extreme Pro cards- that’s what I use and they work great.

  • Lewis says:

    I think every photographer should use a fully manual camera, like the FM2 for at least a few rolls of film before getting something more complicated. I borrowed my Dad’s FM2 before getting my first DSLR and it really helped me to hit the ground running.

  • Dan says:

    Totally agree. That’s what I started with. My first camera was an FM2, and I think that shooting fully manual with film gave me a solid photography foundation as well.

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.