Advanced Sharpness Techniques: Misconceptions and Tips! And the Backstory on Getting Fired as a Canon EoL. « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Advanced Sharpness Techniques: Misconceptions and Tips! And the Backstory on Getting Fired as a Canon EoL.


While preparing for today’s podcast (Episode #100), I listened to the first-ever Understanding Photography podcast (Episode #1), that I did with Peggy Farren just about two years ago. You can view that on YouTube here. It was great fun watching and listening. I had a bit more hair then and I looked a heck of a lot younger. That brings to mind a good tip for healthy living: stay the heck out of the operating room! Anesthesia (and the accompanying antibiotics) really do a job on us as we age.

In any case, if you would like to get to know me a lot better, click on the link above and give it a listen while you are working on some bird photos. If I ever want to do my autobiography, I can simply have episode #1 transcribed! It is very personal …

Understanding Photography Podcast Today, Friday August 9, 2018! from Naples, FL

It is 10:40am and I am on the way to Naples, FL to do the 100th Understanding Photography podcast at 4pm today with the lovely and irrepressibly happy Peggy Farren. Click here to view and listen to the podcast. There should be a way for you to ask questions online but I will be darned if I can figure it out. 🙂

The Topics

On the podcast we will be talking in depth about my switch from Canon to Nikon, the pros and cons of each system for bird photographers, the best tripod head for bird photography, the most common mistakes made by bird photographers, and my getting fired by Canon as an Explorer of Light. And lots more.

This Just In:
Advanced Sharpness Techniques: Misconceptions and Tips!

I just heard from Peggy: we will be doing a section of the podcast on advanced sharpness techniques. This will include a live demonstration with me standing behind my Induro GIT 304L/Mongoose M3.6-mounted Nikon 600mm lens.

5 comments to Advanced Sharpness Techniques: Misconceptions and Tips! And the Backstory on Getting Fired as a Canon EoL.

  • Adam

    Hi Artie, I agree that one should stay out of the operating room whenever feasible but I wanted to correct a misnomer that the anesthetics are fundamentally responsible for the malaise that you feel after surgery. While many of the anesthetics work similar to alcohol and other commonly used drugs and they can therefore cause hangover like symptoms or impairment, the awful flu like feelings and prolonged impairment is due to the body’s intrinsic response to surgery. This process consists primarily of a systemic inflammatory response invoking metabolic, immunologic, and hormonal changes. Cheers and thanks for the podcast.

    • Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks Adam,

      I was not talking about the short term stuff like nausea, I was referring to the serious side effects like instant death, anesthesia’s effect on the human brain and memory, and lots more. My good friend Dr. Cliff Oliver quotes the highly respected P.Hd. Valerie Hunt by saying that general anesthesia is the second most stressful event that your body will every experience, second to actually dying. She explains that that is because anesthesia works by making your body think that you are dying 🙂

      Not good stuff.

      with love, artie

      ps: are you in the medical field?

  • BTW, although Artie is no longer an Explorer of Light, you can still find his past contributions to the program by going to and typing Arthur Morris in the search window. I’m interested in hearing the backstory, but at least Canon is decent enough to not deprive photographers of his past work.

  • To watch live click on this link and scroll down until you see the live feed. It’s August 10, by the way. 🙂

    You can ask questions by typing them into the comments of the live feed. Heather will monitor and give us the questions.

    So watch us live and ask questions! We go live at 4 pm EDT today, Friday, August 10 over on the Understand Photography Facebook page!

    By the way – I’m watching/listening to the first show with Artie right now. He is an inspiring man!

    • Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks for your kind words Peggy. Sorry that I cut you off so many times. 🙂

      We are having a great lunch at True Foods right now. See you by 3:15pm.

      with love, artie