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Written by Edward Eastman   
Saturday, 10 August 2013 19:00

What's New

It seems like every 6 - 8 months a new camera comes onto the market. And these cameras have all kinds of new features that are enticing to consider. The marketing programs are well presented to get you into the store or go online and separate you from your money. New Gear!!! The latest and greatest will make you a better photographer!!! It's called GAS!!! Gear acquisition syndrome. It infects most of us sooner or later. And if you fallen prey to its siren call, consider the following opinion piece before you make your next trip to your local camera store.


B&W Photography Group Seeks New Members

Do you love black and white photography - analogue or digital? Do you enjoy making B&W prints - analogue or digital? Do you enjoy meeting and discussing prints? If you answered yes to the these three questions, then keep reading!

I belong to BPAG - The Burlington Photo Art Group. We are a group of photographers who enjoy black and white photography. Our fun-loving group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Art Centre of Burlington from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Our "year" runs from September to June.

Membership fee is $60.00 per person per year. (If you want to try us out, join us for two meetings for free!! Then if you like us, which of course you will, then we can figure out a suitable fee for the remainder of the year.)

We are looking for new passionate B&W photographers to join us!! All levels of experience and knowledge welcome!! We view prints of any size, mounted on a matt board on a light box.

For more information, contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I look forward to hearing from you!!


What Kind of Digital Camera Should I Buy?

I've added some new content to this updated article about a new digital camera and camera system.

UV/Sky Light/Haze Filters

Hers is a tip that'll save you some money when you go shopping for your new digital SLR camera. Have a fun read and save money too!

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A Mind's Eye Photography is dedicated to the novice, and not-so-novice, photographer.

"For the camera, the creative moment is brief - a compelling, ephemeral collision of event and artist. Extreme awareness combined with unobtrusiveness becomes the context the photographer must work within."

Ken Ruth.

If you are new to photography, or simply want to expand your current knowledge level, you've come to the right place! As your knowledge and skills grow, you'll find ideas that challenge you to think beyond the image displayed on the back of your DSLR camera.

For now, I'll keep things simple. But over time, this site will grow. Photography is a wonderful hobby and a fantastic creative outlet. I invite you to have some fun and join me.

"Leap into the boundless and make it your home." Chuang-Tzu.

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Edward Eastman Bio:

My photography passion started in the days of film at Ryerson University. I learned to take pictures in the light and make prints in the dark. Watching a black and white image rise up through the developer was magical. I was hooked! As I progressed, my passion and desire grew the magic as I realized all the possibilities of the B&W image. It wasn't easy, but then nothing of value ever is. Later, I discovered colour and all its possibilities.

The digital sensor revolutionized photography. Whether that is for the better is matter of personal opinion. For me, the digital camera has re-ignited two great passions in my life - photography and teaching. Beginning in early 2002, I began teaching photography at a local art center. My goal was to make learning fun and exciting. To see if I could infect my students with my love and passion for the photographic image. I still teach that course and love every second of it. I still create images and love every second of it.

The basics principles of photography have not changed. It is not the camera that takes a better picture, but the eye, the mind and the spirit behind the camera that matters. There were, and always will be, some photographers who are "gear crazy". They believe that possessing the latest and greatest technology will magically make them better photographers. That is simply not so.

As a photographer and an artist, I am always learning. I learn from photographers (past and present), writers, artists, musicians and from my students I am privileged to teach. The passion some students show is amazing. They are hungry to learn the technology and itching to express their spirit.

I'll continue to learn and continue to grow as an artist and I'll continue developing new courses and material for my web site so I can infect others with my love of photography.

For me, passionate photography is a life long journey with no end in sight. For it is not the destination that matters, but the path you tread. I urge you to join me on this path.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 14:55