Gene Walls

Gene Walls

Williamsport, United States

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As of today, the photographs, calendars and graphic designs in this portfolio have been visited over a million times! Heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful people who have viewed my work on RedBubble! I especially appreciate all of the kind members, followers and visitors who have kindly purchased my images to decorate their walls or send as special greeting cards.



What Is "Lens Fungus"? Can It Really Affect My Camera Gear?

I just discovered that a tiny amount of fungus is growing inside my Canon 100mm Macro lens! I should have found it sooner, because I am quite familiar with this insidious problem. The growth in my lens was just located as I was editing this tutorial, when I decided to take my own advice and check all of my “glass”. I am well aware that I must get my lens into the shop as soon as possible. The fungus will never just go away on its own. Fortunately, I found the growth at a very early stage, so I’m pretty sure that the contamination can be removed. This terrible condition can happen to anyone’s lenses, even to an avid lens fanatic like me. I’m hoping that people will read this article and possibly find the problem before it can cause permanent damage to their o

Your Camera's Critical "Light Valve" - Inspecting The Lens's Aperture Diaphragm

Maybe it would be a good time to learn how to inspect the aperture diaphragm inside your camera lens.

Anyone who has ever been shopping for a previously owned lens for their SLR or DSLR camera has probably heard or read the phrase, “The aperture blades are clean, oil-free and snappy”. Do you know what this ubiquitous photography phrase means? Is this information that you should know regarding your own camera equipment?

…read on and decide.

In photography, a diaphragm is an adjustable device with a variable opening that is called the “aperture” or “iris” of the lens. It’s the diaphragm’s job to control the amount of light that will “expose” the image. The diaphragm is located within the lens. It obstructs the stream of ligh

Some Tips for Waterfall Photos

For me, waterfalls have been some the most challenging subjects I have ever photographed. The difficult part is the extreme “dynamic range” of the light to dark areas in most waterfall scenes. The trick is to find a way to capture that very wide spectrum of contrasts.

The tips listed below are a detailed description of the methods that I used to achieve the specific “look” that you see in most of my waterfall photos. If that is the kind of result you would like to get in your pictures, these methods could be very helpful. However, each photographer should also experiment with different methods and settings to see which results fit their own personal or artistic “style”.

Here are a few “secrets” that might help

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