Daily Archives: March 31, 2016



My friend Gary helped me get more lumber today.  I made sure I bought all that I would need.  Fortunately, we got a guy at the cutting table who knew what he was doing so he got the lumber cut quickly and efficiently.

The fun part now is screwing all this together so it looks like a bookshelf.  Yeah.  As fun as a root canal.

I also picked up a 10′ section of rain gutter to re-make my 4-tube LED light.  This time, I plan to not make any mistakes (which should be easier now that I know how I want it built.  Prototypes are always a mess.)


My studio is also starting to look a bit cleaner.  I got things ready for tomorrow’s shoot and while doing that, I was able to demonstrate depth-of-field (aka DoF) on a portrait.

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Depth of Field – too shallow

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Depth of Field – just right

Tip of the nose in focus in both images, but the latter, the eye is in focus.  That’s what separates a pro from an amature photographer.

You can see more of my work at photography by db walton llc’s website.

General Conference is coming up on Saturday.  I signed up to bring chili to the Priesthood Dinner before the General Priesthood Session Saturday night.  I better remember to get the beans cooking tomorrow.