Photos That Changed History: Major Mark Bieger and Farah

We’ve reviewed enough historical photos on this blog in the past few weeks. However, as History Geek likes to remind me, despite what Francis Fukuyama’s book may have been called, history will never end as long as there is any creature possessing the requisite intellect and self-awareness to observe, remember, and pass down word of […]

Photos That Changed History: The Tetons — Snake River

I love nature. It’s very pretty and majestic. Mrs. Bird and I like to take trips up to see the Catskills, the Adirondacks, and we’ve even been down to the South to see the verdant forests covered in kudzu. Kudzu. A plant native to Japan but that has devoured most of the southeastern United States […]

Lenses, Lenses…Which To Use And What Do They Do?

So, you’ve decided to move from a simple point-and-shoot to an SLR. That means that you’re probably going to be changing lenses depending on what you want to capture. However, there are a lot of different kinds of lenses — which one is the best fit for what you want to do? Let’s go over […]

In Honor of Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and […]

Photography Tips and Tricks: Fireworks

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the US and if there’s one thing that is a great thing to capture on film, it’s fireworks. However, getting great shots of fireworks displays can be very tricky if you don’t know what to do. While some cameras do have a “Fireworks Mode” on them, you may be dissatisfied […]