Eric D. Brown, D.Sc.

Data Science | Entrepreneurship | ..and sometimes Photography

Tag: Camera

Foto Friday (new series) – Antelope Slot Canyon

I’m starting a new series here that has nothing to do with Technology, Strategy, People or Projects. I’m calling this new series Foto Friday and I plan to share  a photo that I’ve taken with you.

With this new series, I want to share another passion of mine – Photography.

If you don’t know, I’m a bit of an amatuer photographer and run another blog focused on photography called Photography Minute. Over on that blog, I review cameras & lensesreview equipment, share photos and just generally talk about photography.

The idea behind Foto Friday isn’t to republish what I’m doing over at Photography Minute but to just take a second and share one of my favorite photos with you.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy sharing them.

Now…on to the Foto (er…photo…you know what i mean)…future Foto Friday’s will be a basic description of the photo and the photo.

Upper Antelope Slot Canyon in Page Arizona.

This is a wonderful place on the Navajo Indian Reservation…you’ve got to check it out. If you do, definitely look into using Antelope Canyon Tours for the tour.

Photo captured with Canon 5D and Canon 17-40 L sitting atop an Induro CT314 Tripod with Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead.

Light the Way - Antelope Canyon

You can always check in on my photography at Photography Minute or on my flickr stream.

Leadership lessons learned from Photography

Over on my photography blog, onefourPhotography, I wrote a post titled “Photographs are taken by people – not technology” that got me to thinking.  I know…its a dangerous thing to do 🙂

In the aforementioned article, I talk about the difference between taking a snapshot (what I do) and taking a photograph (what my wife does).  The difference has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with vision and framing.

To take a great photograph, you have to see the photograph before you take it.  You have to be able to frame the images to achieve the final product.  If you’re taking a photograph of a person, you have to communicate your vision to that person to turn your vision into reality.

To take an average photograph, you hold your camera and push the button.  No vision, no framing and no communication.  You just push the button and hope you got the picture.

A great leader does the same things required to take a great photograph…they see where you want to go, frame that vision and communicate that vision to their team.

A not-so-great leader follows the steps to take a snapshot…they see something ‘out there’ but they never really capture what’s in their head nor can they frame it and communicate their vision to their teams.

What type of leader are you?  Do you take photographs…or snapshots?

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Love my Canon 5D & 100-400mm L lens

Spent a few minutes outside shooting some pictures of our ducks, geese and other birds using my new

Canon 5D and Canon 100-400mm lens.  Below is one of the pictures…click through to see a few shots.  The 5D isn’t really new…its a hand-me-down from my wife who recently got the Canon 5D Mark II…she won’t let me touch the Mark II 🙂

Canon 5D 1st Pics

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Canon 5D Mark II Shipped!

My wife’s (see her website and blog) 5D Mark II shipped from Adorama yesterday….should have it on Monday!  Woohoo.  the Description from Canon:

The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a vast ISO Range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600), plus EOS technologies like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral Illumination Correction. It supports Live View shooting, Live View HD videos, and more. It can shoot up to 3.9 fps, has 9 AF points plus 6 AF assist points, a new 98% coverage viewfinder, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) and a rugged build

Can’t wait…1080p video and 21.1 megapixels.

We are a little worried about the ‘black dot’ problem that seems to exist, but it *seems* that it only appears in high ISO shots, which we usually stay away from.

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Lady Finds Camera

Lady finds camera

Lady posts info and pictures from camera on flickr

People recognize pictures

People tell People

The owner of the camera is found

Camera is returned

Story here and original saga is here.

There are some good people in this world after all.

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