Articles from Got film


Memories are important. They can help us learn from our mistakes. They can remind us of good time’s we’ve had. Photography is a great way to remember details that get lost among the millions of memories in our minds. That’s why I love (and I assume most people love) looking at images representing events we’ve experienced.

What to Do If You’re A Photographer During A Pandemic

Spoiler alert: I really don’t have the answer, but I hope I can be an encouragement.

This is a difficult time for everyone, but I think it’s especially difficult if you’re a photographer. What do you do when your income depends upon events happening and people gathering, and there are no events and no gatherings? What do you do when you take photographs for a living, and suddenly everything is cancelled?

Traveling During A Pandemic

My wife and I originally planned to travel to Santa Fe in late May, but those plans had to be changed. During the current pandemic, travel has been greatly restricted (as you probably know). Since travel in New Mexico has been quite a bit more restricted than here in Texas, we had to wait. Last week we finally were able to go. Hotels were allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Restaurants could serve customers at 50% capacity. Other shops were sometimes open, and sometimes not, depending upon if the owner decided to open.

I Just Want a Good Cup of Coffee!

My family has been adjusting to the new normal, and (like everyone) are spending a lot of time at home. Just as we were starting to feel comfortable with this new normal, my coffee maker went bad. I already had this machine replaced once – so I decided that I needed a new coffee maker. The one I chose will arrive this week, but during the waiting period I’ve been either making a cup with my wife’s instant coffee machine, or going to buy a cup at our local coffee shop.

Finally, We Can Hike in the Park Again!

Yesterday was the first day I could get a permit to enter the state park near my home. I got the last permit available – and was very excited to go to the park to hike by the river – a place I’m very familiar with, and have missed being able to visit ever since the pandemic has caused us to stay at home.

I was so excited to do something outside my home, I thought I’d share some photos from our morning at the park. I hope, wherever you are, you can go outdoors and do some hiking and photographing soon.

What Makes a Good Pair of Binoculars?

I’m going to take a break from photography for a day (it’s hard to stay away). I’ve been evaluating binoculars to use for bird watching and general use when I’m hiking. Initially, I wanted some binoculars to replace a small pair I have that are very low end; the kind you buy at a discount store for around $20 (maybe less). I’m not saying binoculars you buy at a discount store are always bad, but these have some pretty glaring issues, that I’d like to resolve with a new pair.

The issues with my old pair are (Bushnell 16×32 compact):