About

Last year I made a resolution to post a picture to a blog every day for a year. I was partly successful. This year, I have found a format that allows for better display of my images, and I will continue posting pictures. I can’t promise an image every day, but I will do my best to post high-quality images on a regular basis.
About Me
I am a freshman at UNC Chapel Hill, and I have no idea what my major will be. I am on the multimedia staff at The Daily Tar Heel, which allows me to combine my video and photo interests. I love feedback, so please comment on what you like and don’t like. If you’d like prints, send me an email at jarrard (dot) cole (at) gmail (dot) com.

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2 Responses to “About”

  1. Hey Jarrard, nice clean and crisp pictures u got here on the blog. I’m just a newbie that suddenly had an interest in photography. Got a Canon 400d with Kit Lens and wondering if you’d give me any tips on buying a lens for mainly landscape and portrait photos. Thanks in advance.
    Keep up the good work. Come here everyday to look for good photos.

  2. Hey Jonathan,
    Thanks for the comments and checking out the blog. I’m working on posting more regularly here— school’s been a bit insane.

    As far as glass goes, it’s kind of hard to say. Landscape and portrait photography generally require different focal lengths. I use a 24-70 f2.8 Canon L series lens for most of the landscape photography you see and a 70-200 f2.8 IS Canon L series lens for my “portraits” or anything requiring greater focal length.

    The 400D looks like a good camera. It’s a crop sensor, so know that the focal lengths for your body will be different from mine. So 24mm for me will be approximately 38mm. If you’re looking into landscape, I’d recommend the widest angle you can find, understanding that it will be less of a wide angle on your body. Landscape photography doesn’t require fast f-stops (low numbers), so you don’t need to spend extra money for that. Recognize, however, that this may mean that low light situations without a tripod will cause some difficulty.

    Because I don’t do too much landscape or wide-angle stuff, I’m not on top of the best cheaper glass. I’d check this blog out and his equipment:
    http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/about.htm
    You can google his lenses for prices. They’re not cheap, but for wide angles they’re quite reasonable.

    He does urban photography with those lenses, but it would be great glass for landscape. Let me know if I can offer any more suggestions.

    Portrait photography is usually good with a longer focal length. My L series glass is kind of ridiculously priced, but I strongly recommend a 50mm prime for you. I have this: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Standard-Medium-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B00009XVCZ/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1236352788&sr=8-1 and it’s awesome. But this would be great (and cheaper) lens too:
    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Lens-50-1-8-II/dp/B00005K47X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1236352836&sr=1-1

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