Photography 101: Canon Holy Trinity

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

I call it (as do others) the Canon Holy Trinity but it could just as easily be called the Nikon or Sony Holy Trinity. What am I talking about here—religion or photography? Definitely photography, I always get into trouble with politics and religion. Experienced photographers will know what I mean when I talk about the Trinity but for new photographers read on.

The Trinity consists of the three lenses every serious photographer should have in their kit: 16-35mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8. The idea is you can cover virtually every photo assignment with one of these three lenses (with the possible exception of professional sports or wildlife shooting where a long lens is required). Do you absolutely need these three lenses? Of course not.

Lens selection, like everything else in photography, is a matter of personal choice: you choose what works best for you and…

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Photography 101: Avoid These Rookie Mistakes

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

I can spot a rookie photographer in a nanosecond. Every single time. Without having ever seen their work. Mind you—there is nothing inherently wrong with being a rookie but do you really want to advertise the fact. Maybe you do—if so, simply do these two things: use your branded neck strap and mount your lens hood incorrectly.

If you’ve ever lugged around a heavy DSLR camera and lens on a flimsy manufacturer’s neck strap for any length of time then I’m probably preaching to the choir. Nothing shouts rookie louder than a neck strap with Canon, Nike, Sony et al printed on it. And using a neck strap as a shoulder strap is just a bad idea—they slip off your shoulder and CRASH.

If you’re a lightweight Micro 4/3 shooter do whatever you think best—but in my opinion manufacturer provided straps still look dorky and aren’t very efficient. The second…

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How To Spot Someone’s Hidden Motives And Real Intentions!

Just Brittany Moments

Do you have some people in your life that make you question, “Are they for me or against me?”

Sometimes the people around us may not have our best interest in mind. People may act nice towards you because they probably want something or have other ulterior motives in mind. Unfortunately, these people may be family or friends, so it can be tough to distinguish who is being genuine and who is not.

If you’re having this problem, here is a video outling ways to spot someone’s hidden motives and real intentions!

Click the link below for all your answers!

How To Spot Someone’s Hidden Motives and Real Intentions!

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Netflix movies and shows due out in March — Archy news nety

Like many things in life, Netflix’s ads are ephemeral. As we welcome a series of new films, shows and specials every month, some of the old titles have to leave the platform to make room for the new. Your favorite may be on the log. So you’re not caught off guard when you look for…

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FOTD – February 27, 2019 – Frozen Rhododendron

Cee's Photo Challenges

Feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it.  Please continue to post your entries on my daily post.  Here is a link to my  FOTD page.  Thanks.

Even though we snowed off and on all day yesterday, it never stuck to the ground.  However, we did get freezing temperatures last night.  Here is a photo of one of our rhododendrons along our fence.

I’ve gathered a list of challenges and their hosts.  So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.

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Story Catcher Publishing


Title: Winnie
Author: Sally M Walker
Illustrator: Jonathan D Voss
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Ages: 7-9


Who could care for a bear? The remarkable true story of a bear that one day became a household name and the soldier who cared for her.

Why you should read it:

I don’t know of anyone who hasn’t heard of Winnie the Pooh, but I don’t think everyone knows the Winnie character was based on a real, live bear. Ms. Walker’s book is based on the true story of a bear rescued by a soldier. The soldier, Harry Coleburn, decides to raise the bear and forms a friendship lasting several years before Winnie finds a new home at the London Zoo.

As a writer of creative fiction, I found the authenticity of this story fascinating as I’m sure readers of all ages will be interested in finding out the history behind…

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One-Liner Wednesday – Waking on the weekend

It was interesting enough waking up to my eldest son’s cat on Saturday morning, since he (the cat) is supposed to stay in the basement,

but it was even more interesting to find out Alex was riding him (the cat).

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