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DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Cameras On Parade V

Here’s the final installment and photo (above) in my series documenting the cameras I own. This one — a Canon EOS 5D Mark III — is the best of the lot. Also shown are my favorite lenses: 50mm, 24-105mm and 70-200mm (here with a 1.4x extender). They have given me much pleasure and are destined when I can no longer …


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DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Cameras On Parade IV

This (above) is the Nikon FM2(n), manufactured in Japan from 1982-2001. In 1995, it would have cost you $775. The film camera was sometimes referred to as “the poor man’s Leica.” I bought one for peanuts on e-Bay a few years ago, still in its original sealed package, and later acquired a number of lenses for it, including a 300mm …


DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Cameras On Parade III

I promised to post one of the pictures I took in New York City in 1964 with my first camera, a Kodak Pony 135 (see it in a previous post). Here (above) is an iPhone-taken copy of a photo shot with the Pony, framed and normally hanging on a wall at our place in Bloomington, Minn. The photograph was taken …

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Cameras On Parade II

This is the first camera (above) I ever owned, a Kodak Pony 135 which came on the market in 1955. My father, who was interested in photography himself, bought me one as a birthday gift a few years later when I was a senior at Harvey (N.D.) High School. In those days, digital photography was still a distant dream. I …

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Cameras On Parade!

I’ve likely invested more money in cameras over the years than I should have. (I believe in the Irish saying “There are no pockets in a shroud.”) I’ve got a large inventory, including my favorite, the Canon 5D Mark III and an assortment of lenses. More on my collection later. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that the Mark III …

RUSS HONS: Photographer’s Notebook — Sports Shooter Academy

I spent last week in Southern California learning how to be a better photographer. I attended the Sports Shooter Academy 14. First a little history. Fifteen plus years ago, several professional sports photographers got together and decided to put on a sports photography seminar called the Sports Shooter Academy. Famed USA Today sports photographer Robert Hanashiro set out on making this the best sports photography …

LA VALLEUR COMMUNICATES: Musings by Barbara La Valleur — Our Cuban Family

Our Cuban Family is the second photo exhibit I have from the 5,000-plus photos I took on a trip with 12 other Westminster Presbyterian Church (1200 Marquette Ave.) members a couple of months ago. This exhibit opens in the Westminster Gallery on Sunday with a noon reception following the 10:30 a.m. church service. I will speak very briefly as will a …

NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — Focus On Your Mother

Just this once, don’t listen to your mother. Go ahead and take her picture at Christmas. Take lots of pictures — neat or disheveled, busy or at rest, with or without grandkids or cats. Do it openly or, if she’s especially camera shy, go ahead and sneak up on her. Pay no attention to her protests. Ignore her attempts to …

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Street Photography

I shot the above photo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 19, 2016. On most devices, clicking the image will provide a larger view, It’s an example of “street” photography I’ve been drawn to since my dad bought me my first camera at age 17. Recently, I read a definition: “Street photography features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents …

ABOUT US: A Huge Welcome to the Fish, Dave Vorland

The name David Vorland might ring a bell. Vorland spent most of his career at the University of North Dakota. As a UND student, he reported part time at the Grand Forks Herald and summers at the Harvey (N.D.) Herald-Press. After teaching journalism full time for five years at UND and St. Cloud (Minn.) State, he returned to UND as …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Fargo AirSho, Part 2

Here are some more images from photographer Russ Hons of Sunday’s Fargo Airsho, which featured many vintage aircraft as well as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, who were back after a 4-year hiatus. It was hot and sunny , but that didn’t stop thousands of fans of all ages from coming out. The show was nonstop for more than five hours …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Fargo AirSho

It was hot and sunny Sunday in Fargo, but that didn’t stop thousands of fans of all ages from coming out to see the Fargo AirSho and to welcome back the U.S. Navy Blue Angels after a 4-year hiatus. The show was nonstop for more than five hours and was thrilling. If you weren’t able to see the performance live, here …

NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — Don’t Shoot The Messenger

The Fargo mob panicked last week over a shooting. It didn’t involve guns and the Second Amendment, though. It was touched off by a camera and the First. By now the whole region knows about the furor generated by a would-be guardian of the peace who spotted a man taking photos above Island Park Pool. He became suspicious because he …