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About ndking

Commercial Photographer and Professor of Photography at San Diego City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONUNDRUM

It is always dangerous to let me get bored… I can only speak to my own venue here in Southern California, but it appears to me that our world-class Photo Program is now thoroughly caught in a maelstrom caused by … Continue reading

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BORED

Those who know me know I have an incredibly low boredom threshold.  And all of this imposed quarantine due to the virus plus my crippled immune system due to the chemo, has simply pushed me into a near catatonic state … Continue reading

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This Quarantine Really Is Frustrating

Well, I can answer the question…. NO!  We are not having fun yet. It’s heading toward the end of the semester and my landscape class is almost over.  Landscape photography, in case it ever comes up again, does not lend … Continue reading

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Once Again into the Rumor Mill…

Yes, it has been a long dry spell since I added a post here, but much has been happening to distract me and very little of it has been good. Effecting not just me but all of my students and … Continue reading

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Seeking the Ultimate Resolution Pt 1

From the earliest days of film there has been a never ending quest for greater and greater resolution in the finished photographs.  Why?  Simple: greater resolution yields more and finer captured detail.   In the quest for greater resolution we saw … Continue reading

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Photo 360 for 2020

Some of you long term readers may remember previous years’ blog  segments on City College’s “Photo 360” events where each year we open our program and facilities to High School Students interested in Photography and perhaps a career in Photography.  … Continue reading

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Dealing with Nature – Part 6: Practicing at Home

Hey, Happy New Year and Happy New Decade.  The holidays slowed down my getting this segment ready but finally, here it is. OK, let’s pick up from the last post. Once you realize you are not getting out of your … Continue reading

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Quick Aside for Fun

I’ve been working on the next segment of the “Dealing With Nature” series, but this week I actually got to go play a couple of times.  On Thursday I went to Balboa Park to help a friend learn to use … Continue reading

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Dealing with Nature –  Part 5:  But What if You Couldn’t Get Out?

I wondered if I would pique your interest with any of this.  Most photographers I have met here in SoCal give this almost no thought.  To the contrary, those I knew back in the Rockies thought about it all the … Continue reading

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Dealing With Nature – Part 4: When It Goes Bad…

OK, why should you care about any of this woodsy stuff?  After all, we are all rushing headlong into 2020, for pity’s sake, the age of computers, robots, cell phones, the “internet of things” where everything is connected to everything … Continue reading

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