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Mastering manual focus on Pentax DSLRs

I have had a number of people ask me how to get consistent results with their manual focus lenses on Pentax DSLRs. The good thing is that it is not all that difficult. The bad thing is that it takes a bit of trial and error to figure it out. Or, maybe that’s a good [...]

studio shoot

My industrial design class just completed their semester-long power equipment design project culminating with the building of full-scale appearance models. I set up a make-shift photo studio in a lightly used classroom and over the past 24 hours shot over 600 images. All were taken in RAW format (DNG) with my Pentax K10D and my [...]

’round back

Pentax K10D, Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.7 (manual focus), ISO 100, f/8, 30 sec, +/-0 EV, IS off
Taken in an alley behind an apartment building on Historic Highland Avenue in Birmingham, AL. I was drawn to the combination of lighting (sodium vapor and mercury vapor), the texture of the brick and the arrangement of the trash [...]

Designing Green 2009

Pentax K10D, SMC PENTAX-DA f/3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL @ 18mm, ISO 160, f/4, 1/30 sec, +1 EV, IS on
Read all about Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Graphic Design’s annual Designing Green competition on my personal blog.
Designed by Aran Mun, the hand-made laser cut cardboard trophy above was shot in a simple whitespace studio with a [...]

speak to me

Pentax K10D, Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.7 (manual focus), ISO 800, f/1.7, 1/50 sec, +0.7 EV, IS on
Speak to me…as in little green men from outer space ;-) This image makes me think of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Taken in the bar at the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas. The Centrifuge bar [...]