Olympus has announced a new zoom lens that would be great for travel photographers or anyone who wants to cover a wide range of focal lengths with just one lens. The M.Zuiko ED 12-200 f/3.5-6.3 zoom weighs just one pound and covers an EFL of 24-400mm (16.6x) and has the largest zoom range of any mirrorless, interchangeable lens. But it’s not a cheap piece of glass. This new lens is made like a tank with weatherproof construction.

They can’t all be winners! I post lots of successful bird photographs here and on social media. But please realize that I spend hours each day, and many days each month to get the one or two gems you see here. Much of the time, things don’t work. Almost always because I am deficient. But I will never give up because when it works, it is so rewarding that I will gladly suffer the slings and arrows of failure.

The Palouse…the most beautiful place you’ve never heard of!

Photograph an Americana landscape that is simply awe-inspiring and unlike any landscape you’ve ever seen. Hurry and register. This tour will sell out quickly!

What — Photo Tour with Gary Hamburgh & Scott Bourne

Where — The Palouse Region, SE Washington State/Northwestern Idaho

When — Spring Workshop — May 27 through June 1, 2019

Focus — Spring/Early Summer Colors, World Class Cowboy Training Facility, Horses, Old trucks, Barns, Crop Patterns, etc.

Sone quick thoughts about perspective. I am on the wrong side of 60 years old. But all is not lost. There are some advantages to getting old (besides discounts at the buffet and movie theater.) New research shows that the aging process actually improves certain abilities: Older people appear to be better and faster at grasping the big picture than young people. How is this relevant to photography?