The Murphy-Cam Project

Category: How to take great pictures

Macro Photography - Ball of Yarn
May 25, 2019

Don't sweat the small stuff ... and it's all small stuff, is a book I read early in my career. The advice was sound and it dovetailed with my experiences as a cancer survivor. Today's adventure will be going against the aforementioned advice to look at a macro photography view of this Ball of Yarn. Small stuff indeed! Actually, these are two different balls. One is currently morphing into a sweater, and the other has aspirations to become a hat,...

Murphy Preparing For A Work Day
August 29, 2018

Here we see Murphy preparing for a work day. With his Darth Vader coffee cup on hand, and special chair, all things can be accomplished! A contemplative stair shows he is working on his next book. Happy Tuesday...

What Is The Murphy-Cam Project?
July 12, 2018

So, What Is The Murphy-Cam Project, You May Ask? The Murphy-Cam Project has become many things, but it is first and foremost an effort to photograph Cincinnati in a way that reflects my journey with a Miniature Schnauzer named Murphy. Our daily excursions, of both necessity and curiosity, often happen during the golden hour on the river. Bathed in the soft rays of dusk and dawn, the city presents itself in a way few get to experience. While Murphy...

Series on the Canon 5D Mark II - Frozen Fountain
June 7, 2018

Continuing Series on the Canon 5D Mark II - Frozen Fountain For this shot I wanted to test the Canon 5D Mark II’s ability to capture a moment in time. The Frozen Fountain, is one of the many fountains in Smale Park. It is not uncommon, on a warm summer afternoon, to see children splashing about, laughter pealing through the pitter patter of water droplets and little feet. This image was captured at sunrise.  I used a shutter speed of 1/8000 sec...

The Dark and the Light
March 16, 2018

Hone Light to Tell A Story Visually by Peter Teremi - I have been thinking about what makes Photography an art form. It is a creative endeavor in which the medium is light. In painting, the medium is, well, paint. You use brushes as tools, but you are manipulating paint, be it oil or water color. A sculptor works with clay, wood, or marble. Dance requires the artest to modulate the human body. Musicians shape air waves. But in photography, you use...

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