Before digital cameras came along, you had to set your "F stop" to the proper setting to have the right exposure for your photos. There was a saying among photojournalists: "F8 and be there."--set your camera to F8, and get to the scene ready to go. Not that much has changed, really.

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WW II photographer Robert Capa

Monday, May 9, 2011


When I was young I drew a lot from photographs. Usually, I used colored pencils to add color to my pictures. This is one of the few that survived, mainly because I made off with it. (Parents just have no idea what they throw out!) It is nice that it is one of my favorites. It is unique in that the color is from watercolor paints.

I have to say that this is one of the best drawings I ever did.

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