Images that express what life FEELS like are the ones we remember. They matter. Sadly, they don't often just happen.

We make a photograph while electrified with feeling about what we see, but all too often the result is so much less. The damn image lies there before us, sad, dull, empty; proof we don't know a damn thing after all.

Let's face it. Boring pictures suck. I think we should do whatever it takes to make our disheartening false starts into something REAL.

Most photographers love cameras, and I am no exception to the rule. We're in a golden age of cameras right now. There are so many great cameras I can get lost in DPReview and never find my way out. There are the classic DSLR's from Canon and Nikon, and the tiny mirrorless cameras from Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony. Breakthroughs are happening all the time. These cameras are a joy to work with. Does a great camera mean great pictures? Nope. If only that were true.

Great pictures come from timing, practice, and imagination driving not just great cameras, but increasingly, great software.