Becoming a better photographer

Kompong Klaeng kids, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Wet Season in Kampong Kleang – Tonle Sap Lake – Cambodia – George Mann

Years ago you had a 35mm SLR and a bag full of lenses. Then the digital camera revolution came along and like most people you just bought a point and shoot camera. As a matter of fact you have bought quite a few of them over the years, as the technology has evolved.

Now you feel an urge to get back into enjoying photography and have finally broken down and bought an expensive digital SLR and a couple of nice lenses. The only problem is that you are not too happy with the results. In some ways your old point and shoot actually gave you better results. What should you do next? Continue reading “Becoming a better photographer”

MacBook Pro 13-inch is the ideal computer for the traveling photographer.

traveling computers fro photographer

This is my new 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 10.6-inch Samsung N220 Netbook next to it, both set-up for digital workflow use, while traveling to remote locations. As you can see in the picture above, both computers are capable of running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Version 3). The MacBook Pro is the newest mid-2010 version so it runs OSX 10.6 and the Netbook is running Windows 7. Continue reading “MacBook Pro 13-inch is the ideal computer for the traveling photographer.”

The Nikon Factory in Bangkok, Thailand

Nikon Factory - Bangkok, Thailand

Just a little over five years ago I joined a small group of Thai journalists on a tour of the Nikon Factory, just outside of Bangkok, Thailand. Little did Nikon realize that this story would get international coverage on the internet and give a rare glimpse of their manufacturing process to Nikon fans around the world.


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People’s Alliance for Democracy at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Hand Clappers at Suvarnabhumi
Nov. 27, 2008 – photo © George Mann – Hand clappers at Suvarnabhumi protest. Whenever the PAD want to make a point, cheer, applaud, or generally want to make noise, they use plastic hand clappers. They are their weapon of choice in this political struggle. When they were cheering a popular PAD speaker, they were “hand clapping” so enthusiastically that I felt like I was being swept away, therefore this image.

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