Photographer of the week: Kurt Strecker

Kurt is a very versatile photographer, based in Cincinnati Ohio, and who loves to play with depth of field.

Although Kurt decided to share with us tonight mostly his portrait pictures, his gallery is rich with various subject and I will invite you all to visit it at

And now a selection of Kurt’s best pictures.

Don’t let the light meter fool you !

Understanding how does a light meter work can make the difference between a poorly exposed picture and keeper. Unfortunately, a lot of people nowadays just rely on their cameras without taking the time to understand the basics. So they end up frustrated by the “poor results” of their camera.

So what is a light meter ?

In short, a light meter is a device that is sensitive to light who’s basic job is to balance an equation.
You typically give the light meter 2 out of 3 variables (ISO, shutter speed, aperture) and it will give the correct 3rd variable to get a well exposed picture of the given scene.

Share your funny story

Not exactly a poll but I would like to hear your funny stories ! You know those weird things people tend to tell you when they see you carrying your gear ?

Stuff like “Oh, so that’s your camera !! no wonder you take such great pictures”, or even “Do you use this lens to spy on your neighbors or what ?”

well both of these happened to me, let’s hear yours !

Canon Spring rebates May 18th -> July 19th

2008 Canon Spring rebates are finally here and this year these are instant single rebates !
If you see the “single” part as a bad news, I see the “instant” part as great news. No mailing no waiting nothing save money directly at check out, how cool is that ?

Oh forgot to add that rebates run from May 18th till July 19th 2008

Here is the full list

Photographer of the week: Lars Johnsson

Lars is a fellow photographer from Sweden with a fantastic gallery !
I’ve had the chance to find his pictures while looking for samples of the Canon EF 85mm 1.2 L and I was captivated by his portraits.

Lars was kind enough to allow me to publish 10 of his best pictures and, if you want to appreciate more of his work, I’ll invite you to take a look at his pbase gallery.