70mm, ISO 100, f/8, 1/400
Seems like it has been a while, eh? I suppose I have a lot of catching up to do!
When it comes to photography in inclement weather, I used to always be a firm proponent of the “get out there and do it anyway” thought process. Alfred Wainwright comes to mind, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” In that, I have had great luck in the past photographing through deluges of thunderstorms, searching for compositions in heavy snow, and even waiting through balmy and mosquito-filled evenings for a good sunset in Florida. It’s the shot that counts at the end of the day, right? After all, discomfort from a bit of heat or cold is really only temporary if one plans ahead.
This past winter, though, makes me think Alfred Wainwright never visited Chicago. Continue Reading
iPhone 6s Plus
What a year 2017 turned out to be! Whether it be multiple and varied photowalks early on, three brand-new lens reviews, or even a first-shot at photoshop tutorials, I had a lot of photographs and accompanying edits to go through last year. In addition, the photographic world showed no signs of slowing down as company after company released new and exciting lenses and cameras to flesh out the industry. Sony E and FE mount continues to grow, Nikon is doing as well as ever with the d850, and Canon…well…they’re just doing their own thing. As I often write about in my monthly updates, I can’t imagine we are that far off from getting a full-frame sensor inside a NEX-7/a6500-style body. The technology is almost there, and if Sony can figure out the problem of heat dissipation in such a small product then I’ll finally take the full-frame plunge.
But what about stragglers? As I looked back on some of my previous catalogues from 2017 I found some photos I wanted to share that didn’t originally make the cut in their own posts. Continue Reading
Zao Snow Monsters
iPhone 6s Plus
“Durr! Where have you been the past couple months!”–I can hear some of my followers asking already. First off, despite some more ‘fun’ with my terrible knees, I am in fact not dead. Second, I have been quite alive and busy in February and March, though not just in the usual photographic sense you may expect! Continue Reading
Only 5 short months ago, I started matthewdurrphotography.com. In that time I have posted 60 entries, focusing on my ever-growing list of lens reviews, photography walks, and multiple sports shootouts with my manual-focus gear. I never could have imagined my site would get 50,000 unique views, 200 likes on my posts, and 50 followers in such a small time-frame. All the support from this online community makes me feel what I have isn’t “just another photography blog”, which is the one label I have been trying to avoid from the get-go. I must definitely give all my readers a big “THANK YOU” for sticking it through with me and keeping up to date on all my happenings with photography. You all are the best. Period.
As of late I’m still working on the 36-72mm Series-E review, so I don’t really have too many pictures to post. What I DO have is a small time-lapse video I made back in March of this year (before I started the website) that I have been waiting to share until a time like this. This video is my first (and so far, only) time-lapse, taken with a Nikon d300 of two converging storm fronts; as such, I made a few rookie mistakes like over-exposing a tad, and allowing my anti-rain device (umbrella) to get into the frame a little bit. I greatly want to do more of these, but due to the size and weight of the camera, I rarely have the drive to just take it out and shoot. I have been what feels like lobbying Sony for a while now to get a simple firmware feature like this added into their NEX cameras, but no luck yet. Oh well. Without further adieu, below is the embedded video. Sit back and relax (preferably with headphones and in Fullscreen 720p HD if your connection allows):
Have a great day guys and gals, and please, stay as awesome as you already are. 😀