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Why Depth of Field,

Dof 24/7 is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in our line of site when looking through our lenses that appear in sharp focus in a photograph. depth of field depends on how wide the lens opening, the focal length of the lens, and the distance from the lens to the subject we are capturing as photographers.

Dof 24/7 has the same meaning when you think of the life of a photographer who is looking to see the real image of life around him/herself with clarity and warmth. Capturing the iconic images of ones visuals of life's moments.  We live at that instance to only relive that moment in time a second, a day, or years later.

The photographer is truly catching time and holding it, freezing seconds and the spirit of times gone past in there cameras. I want to welcome all who visit and contribute visuals and the knowledge we will gain from this page of histories of photographers young, old, past and present the world over.

The future is now and we have an opportunity to continue in the same paths of others that have left us great images of our yesterdays with the images they capture while having images sharp and in focus.

Welcome to "dof 24/7"


Lyndale P.
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Exhibiting Photography

Started by David I Muir. Last reply by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art Apr 2. 18 Replies

I've done many shows of my work both in solo and group exhibitions. I've displayed my work on paper, canvas, tiles, wood, etc. I've even been published and have enjoyed fair success as an art…Continue

Oldest Photo

Started by Lyndale P.. Last reply by Wanda Lotus Apr 1. 1 Reply

I have a request and question to the group, what is your oldest photo taken by you, or owned by you or your family. My reason for this request is to have us all think about the image and technology…Continue

dof 24/7 members

Started by Lyndale P. Jan 2, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello dof247Dear members and friends, please if I can suggest reach out to one another to introduce yourselves to one another. I want everyone to be familiar with who we are as members in the…Continue

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Comment by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on August 4, 2015 at 12:14pm

It has been a while since I've been online as I've been working on several new projects and preParing for a major relocation next year. As I approach my 68th year of living and my 55th year of discovering photography and becoming one, I have looked back at the change in technology and how it is going to affect my photography in the years I have left.

I am glad that digital has become the current technology of today and I do not want to want to replicate the look of film in my images. Digital has opened up a who new level of creativity for me as a photographer and will allow me to continue to be productive and creative even as time and age affect my physical abilities. I recently purchased a Mirrorless Micro 4/3 system and it is now becoming my prime camera. I've able to carry the gear I like with out feeling like a pack horse and has allowed me to explore video.

The marjority of my shooting now is fine art and shooting reproduction/documentation images for other artists. I've been using the APS-C format since I went digital capture in 2006 and was still doing commercial work. I have not found it to be limiting in the work that I do. And now with this Mirrorless system and can enjoy shooting in a square format without having to speed the $$$$ I was contemplating for a digital medium format system. I have always believed is was the the photographer's eye and imagination that made the image and the camera was just one of the tools used.

I hear photographers complain that it's not really photography unless you shoot film and print in a darkroom. I've been told that because I push a button on the computer I'm not being creative or true to my craft. I believe that as artists we us any and all tools that will allow us to create our vision. My philosophy about creating art and being an artist is based partly on an old French Foreign Legion motto; "March or Die". As photographers and as visual artists some of us will want to stay with the tried and true and not embrace change. But some of us embrace change and feel that if we stand still and we will die as creative individuals. I embrace change, new ideas and technology. I even believ in working in other mediums of expression helps us with our primary mededium of creative expression. To grow as artists we need to push the envelope get out of our comfort zone. This I have always believed.

It seems looking back over my career about every 10 years I make a change in what I do as an artist and how I go about being a full time working artists. It is time to make that change, which may or may not be my final change depending on the time I have left on this earth but it will be a major and noticeable as an artist and photographer.
Comment by Lyndale P. on June 5, 2015 at 11:56pm

Hello Carl 

Welcome to dof24/7 I visited your page and love your works. I'm really interested in your black & white images of people. I'm also a self taught photographer and appreciate your years of capturing time with your lenses. 

I too have been influenced by Gordon Parks and Bresson, I welcome the opportunity to know more about you and your years of photographing your visuals images.

Looking forward to talking soon.


Lyndale P.

Comment by Carl N. Sidle on June 5, 2015 at 7:59am

In my pursuit of excellence toward photography as a art form, I have realize that everyone has a story. History(His-story), is recorded with every snap of the shutter. Perhaps the greatest gift photography give is a special opportunity to interact with other people. It is this opportunity that drives me as a artist.

My interest in photography started early in life because my sister was always taking pictures. Later in life, after a divorce, I decided to pursue photography as a art form. Through I have no formal training, I have fortunate to meet many a "guru" along the pathway. Currently, I am employed at The University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in the Biochemistry Department as a Graphics Technician/Photographer.

The Greek definition of the word "genius": "... that which is within the inner self". It is this portion of  myself that transcends the earthy medium of sight, I stride to record. Truly, a picture takes the place of a thousand words while recording the history of the human race.

Photographers that have influenced me include Gordon Parks, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams, and Alfred Stiechen. Locally, I have been blessed to have work with the late Arthello Beck., R. C. Hickmans, Marion Butts, and Ed White. Many of my photographs can be viewed at The Columbia Fire House, 5501 Columbia Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75214. A biography of my career can be found in the book Portraits of Community: African American Photography in Texas by Alan Governor. Special thanks to The Artist and Elaine Thronton Foundation and The South Dallas Cultural Center Director, Vickie Meek, whose workshops with underprivileged kids has been a rewarding experience 

Comment by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on December 9, 2014 at 4:47pm
I consider myself a California Artist even thought I've lived in a small SW Missisippi town on the banks of the Mississippi for the last 8 years. I will be heading home to California in 18 months to exhibit,teach and create new art. It's not about a group it's about the network you create. I've still curate exhibitions for other artists, exhibit in California and around the country, which is hard here as I'm 2-3 hours from the nearest international/regional airport. Every thing I need must be shipped in any artwork for an exhibition must be shipped or I have to delivery it myself, which was the case for a 4'x2'x4" that weighed 35-40 pounds. I look for opportunities that will pay an artist a stiphen or honorarium to exhibit their work. I apply for any and every Grant and fellowship available to me and in the past seven years I've done quite well, even scoring a $4000 fellowship within 6 months of arriving Mississippi. It's been the result of networking with my crew of fellow photographers/visual artists staying focused on the goal. Creating a career as a fulltime artist, even at 67 I'm not the oldest in my personal network and I'm not ready to retire and never will. Life gets in the way, bills and family issues can through you off tract but I always get back tract, my wife and have two goals. Grown the brand recognition and take what we have learned these past 7 years and put it to use when we return to California. Forums and groups come and go, personal networks can flourish for years and continually grow.
Comment by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on December 9, 2014 at 4:02pm
I thought I'd check this group so let me introduce myself. I'm a former commercial, wedding and performance photographer. I'm also a former freelance/staff photojournalist. I began with film in the 1960' and went fully digital in 2006. In 1990 I transitioned to becoming a fine art photographer and in 2004 I became a photographer/visual artist. I'm finishing up a 8 year sojourne to Mississippi to concentrate on my art. In 2015 it's back home to California. To know more about me visit my site, which is being renovated so pardon the dust:
Comment by Susan Laine on June 14, 2014 at 10:38pm

Hello fellow members,

I started with darkroom photography (still my favorite) then reluctantly "drank the kool-aid" to join the digital age a few years ago. I now combine art and photography for what's been referred to as "edgy and contemporary."  Prior to this, my work was more mainstream, in newspapers and on billboards and websites. Looking forward to sharing mine and enjoying the work of others here on BAIA!

Comment by R~ on April 30, 2014 at 11:21am

Sharon, You may feel you are out of the loop but there is no loop just yet. Making a living or just exhibiting work for Black Photographers in the Contemporary/Commercial Arts market  is just beginning to open up and expand.

We, BAIA, not the individual members of the group are networking and developing markets for anyone who wants to take advantage of the things we developed.  We just came back from traveling the U.S. this winter. We were in NYC, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Arkansas (Walmart), Missouri and St. Louis. Travel this year was very rough. BAIA made the trip spending our money and time to develop new markets.

We did not ask you to send your art work anywhere, actually we have not ask anything from anyone who joined.  However I can understand the frustrations of waiting for opportunities, but fortunately waiting comes to an end and those who wait are glad they did. Unjoining is as easy as joining. And if you do leave you can always comeback.

best R~

Comment by Sharon Robinson on April 30, 2014 at 10:10am

I am not able to exist in this group.  I see nothing coming down the pike for a California based artist.  It seems I am way out of the loop. For that reason, I am not going to follow this group any longer. BAIA is not the group for me.  I cannot afford to send my art anywhere at this time.

Comment by R~ on April 30, 2014 at 1:01am

Theses re a few of the photos that will be on exhibit by Carrie Mae Weems and Dawoud Bey.



DOWOUD BEY has technical excellencies, therefore his lighting is always going to be right.

Comment by R~ on April 30, 2014 at 12:42am

Photography a growing field in the Contemporary Arts Market and there are many opportunities opening up to our community.   There are two exhibits in major markets that are featuring African American Photographers.

 Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, on view at the Guggenheim Museum through May 14, 


 We encourage you to research and check out these shows online and if you can, get there in person.  Look at the style and the quality of the work that is being excepted into the commercial galleries.  There will be major things coming down the pipeline for Black Art In America and their members.  These opportunities are being made for you to take advantage of it.  So please stay tuned  .


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