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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fw: Wow!

Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:16:00 -0700 (PDT)
To: Ken McCoy<>
Subject: Wow!

Copyright 2005 Paul Calkins
Yosemite Snowmelt
F/5.6 Exposure 125 sec ISO 400

Hope you had a great week.  I am now up to four students for my class!  We shall see.  I busy revising the Basics course and building the Beyond Basics course.  In addition I will be taking a ARC CPR course, on Monday.  It seems I have no problem staying busy!!  
Want to pass this photo out of the past to you.  Daizsa is now a 16 year old young lady, who is a fierce softball and soccer player!  We were all at the Cyber Sub Cafe having a great time.

Take Care

Paul Calkins
Photography Instructor 
Community Education 
Fresno Unified School District

Photographic Thoughts
Volume II
September 30, 2013
By Paul Calkins © 2013
I have covered many topics in Photographic Thoughts.  Photography in the digital age has seen spectacular technical advances.  It is expected that very sophisticated photographic capabilities will soon be incorporated into a smart phones and glasses.  In addition it has been reported that more than 350 million photos are uploaded every day to Facebook.  The raw data on the image data bases, point to the simple fact that we the people like to photograph our selves, others, and beloved pets. We take out our cell phones, and point and shoot cameras and blaze away.  This type of expression is very spontaneous, but somehow misses the mark on what photography is truly about.  Photography is an expression of your vision.  You see a subject, and know how you want it to look and then go about capturing that moment.  This sounds so easy, but it requires thought, and feeling about what it is that you are trying to convey to your viewer.  You the photographer want to show your viewer the sense of "Wow" that you felt as you captured that image.   So I wish you all great journeys in the pursuit and expression of your photographic visions.

Thanks for listening.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


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Sunday, September 08, 2013


Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 16:00:00 -0700 (PDT)
To: Ken McCoy<>
Subject: EXIF

Copyright 2013 Paul Calkins
Lady Bug Rose
F-stop 5.6 Exposure 1/640 second ISO 100

Another exiting week ahead!  I will come to class with a huge building fan, and a ice bucket!  Never a dull moment!
Hope all is well with you.


 Photographic Thoughts
Volume II
September 9, 2013
EXIF- Exchangeable Image File Format
By Paul Calkins © 2013
Cell 559-978-0509
I extol the virtues of Exchangeable Image File Format.  I am constantly working to improve my photography.  I use the metadata information that is embedded in my work.  Metadata is term that comes to us from library science and later adopted by computer science.  In Windows I right click on the photograph, and the Preview menu pops up, I move the cursor to the bottom and find Prosperities.  It is in this location, that photographic gold is found.  You are led to a panel of tabs titled General, Security, and Details.  It is the Details tab that all the valuable data exists.  You have the title, date, and  time of your creation.  Then there are the dimensions that tell you how large your photograph will be.  The name of your camera is announced, along with F-stop, Exposure time, ISO, White Balance and other information.  I study EXIF to compare successful photos to those that are not. Almost all new digital cameras use the EXIF annotation, some even store Geographic Position System (GPS) information if your camera is fitted with such a receiver.  This metadata allows you to easily see where the images were taken!   All the photographs that appear in Photographic thoughts use EXIF.  I hope you find this photograph of a ladybug resting in a yellow rose relaxing.
Thanks for listening.