Growing up, I loved the Swiss Army knife I got from my dad. They came in what seemed like a million variations. Mine had several knives including the one that looked like a saw as well as a corkscrew (not sure why dad thought I needed that one), combination bottle opener/flathead screwdriver, a toot ... More >>
When I was a kid, I used to follow my dad around with a Kodak Instamatic he got me from a drugstore. He was the pro in the family, shooting photos for magazines and for himself. Like most shutterbugs, he had an ample collection of lenses and camera bodies. When I turned 12, he bought me my first rea ... More >>
I began teaching a class on beginner photography last week for people with nice digital 35mm cameras who need help learning how to use them. When the idea was first presented to me, I suggested that approach rather than opening ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderMayor Parker backed Saturday's citywide iftar. Sealed bottles of water sit on the white-clothed tables before the crowd of thirsty fasters. It's Ramadan, so for one month, observant Muslims like those gathered here at the downtown convention center will abstain from ea ... More >>
www.re35.netDigital photography had apparently been turned on its head last week.Looks like the Germans have us beat in soccer, old-school communism and April Fools' Day gags.
On April 1, Rogge & Pott, a Hamburg, Germany-based design company, unveiled a jump-up-and-down-with-excitement produ ... More >>
Photo by hirotomoThe iPhone really can take good photos if done correctly.Lots of you like snapping photos of your food while preparing it or after it is served. Most of the time, that means using a point-and-shoot digital camera or something nicer if you have it despite the weird looks of wa ... More >>
Photo by Katya HornerTaking good food photos is not as tough as you think.Last week, we gave you the five reasons your food photos suck. Today, we're going to try and help you clean up your act and take photos that will make your mother proud, and we all know how tough that can be.
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From raw beginners with point-and-shoot cameras to more mature artists who will be exhibiting images at Houston Center for Photography, my fall class at the Glasscock School saw a wide range of experience. Over the course of eight weeks, through assignments and critiques, my students all gained a ... More >>