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What's in My Bag And Why

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Professionally, I photograph corporate events, business portraits, and products. For fun I photograph anything. Although my gear varies, I have a basic camera kit that I nearly always carry.

Corvette Show

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Today I went to a Corvette show. Cars really aren't my thing photography-wise. I'll usually do all I can to exclude them from my pictures. But a friend of mine was showing his car, so I wandered down to Seaport Village to take a look.

AjA Youth Photography Project

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The AjA project in San Diego is looking for point-and-shoot cameras for their participatory photography programs. If you can help, or have any contacts to organizations that can help, please contact the project directly.
I was pleased to find out the AjA Project, a visual-arts organization in San Diego that uses photography-based educational programs to transform the lives of at-risk youth.
AjA offers photography-based educational programs to young people affected by war and displacement, encouraging students to think critically about their identities, develop leadership skills and become agents of personal and social transformation. Since its inception, AjA’s programs have provided a safe environment for 1300 young people to improve their academic and social development.
To learn more, please visit: www.ajaproject.org

The AjA project in San Diego is looking for point-and-shoot cameras for their participatory photography programs. If you can help, or have any contacts to organizations that can help, please contact the project directly.

Nelson Photo Workshops

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Nelson Photo Supplies in Litttle Italy, San Diego, is sponsoring Mark Holmes Photography for a series of workshops to run monthly throughout the summer and fall at the store on India Street. The first two workshops will be on the subjects of small product photography and an introduction to studio lighting.

Free Lens Cloth

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lens clothIf you plan to visit the Little Italy Art Walk on Saturday, April 28th (Group Shoot is 29th) stop by Nelson Photo between noon and 1pm and ask me for a free lens cloth complete with a picture of Coronado Bridge - and my advertising :)

Where Has The Store Gone?

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Regular visitors to my website might notice that the Amazon online store is no longer shown. Although I didn't sell much from it, I used it as a way to show items of equipment I recommended. I have decided that this year I am going to pledge to support local camera stores only with my photography equipment purchases, so I have removed the ability to make purchases through my website.

I think we are really lucky to have some excellent camera stores in San Diego. So, in an effort to see them surviving for the future I am giving them my 100% support. I've found the prices between shopping locally and online are mostly equivalent and any difference are far outweighed by the service I receive when shopping locally.

Canon 5D MkIII v. Nikon D800

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So, yesterday Canon announced the successor to their full-frame mid-size Canon 5D Mk II DSLR. Not suprisingly, the new camera is called the Canon 5D Mk III. It fills the same market niche as the Nikon D800, being a camera for dedicated enthusiasts and pros with the ability to shoot high quality video.

 

In this post, I have done a quick comparison of the specifications I have not done any investigation of image quality. I am sure there will be many detailed comparisons online over the coming weeks.

Night Photography Starts Again

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Daylight savings time begins on March 11, bringing with it the opportunity for some mid-week night photography workshops. The first of these stars Wednesday, March 14 at the Coronado Ferry Landing at 7pm. Register here, or see the full article with information on the three workshops running in March.

Author Event

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I will be giving a talk and signing copies of my book Digital SLR Photography eLearning Kit For Dummies at Barnes and Noble bookstore in Mira Mesa, San Diego, on Friday, February 24, 2012. Click this link for more information.