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Welcome! I don't know about you guys, but I plan on having a good time. It's a lot of work putting together each episode, but photography has been in my life — work and play — since I was a strapping sapling simpleton. And that's saying something (especially if you try to say it through thrice).

Connect or comment, please. Each episode will have a conversation, and I'll be glad to strike one up with you, too!

- Mark

May 26, 2019

It's that time of the year again, when the crocuses are blooming, the elk are booming, and the moon is bluing. And since I don't know if any of those are actually true, I'm just gonna say they are. Or, rather, it is. That…time of year, I mean. Whatever time of year it is, wherever you are, what is indisputable is:...


Feb 27, 2019

I am not sure why The Wizard of Oz crept into the episode, but it did and I refuse to extricate it. Whether that is for lack of courage or 'cuz I like the sparkly shoes, you're off to hear the Wizard!

There's a Button on the Back?

Back-button focusing seems to be in the news, or at least in the air, recently. It's a...


Dec 13, 2018

How can 50 not look like 50? How can 16 act like 1? How many McDermotts does it take to make an episode? All those questions, and not much else really, will be answered in Episode 37. Hopefully, those are the questions you've been yearning to ask…

How Full is Your Frame?

When photography was invented, the size of the...


Nov 18, 2018

"Once in a blue moon you find a lunar cavity worth barreling into." Thus spake Zarathustra, or someone who looked like him. What that has to do with a quarter-gross will become evident anon.

A Needle in a Barrelstack

Optical distortions are sometimes brought about by natural phenomena, from commonplace mirages on...


Sep 11, 2018

Quick brown foxes jump over the lazy doges. Amiright? And on that note, let's see what such an enumerated episode has in store. Might it include jackdaws or vexing? Probably.

Also, amazingly, a few discotheques provide jukeboxes, but there's more here than meets the, yeah, I got nuthin'.

Waltz, Nymph, for Quick Jigs Vex...