Bob Atkins [bobatkins]

Member Page View Count: 100K +

Total User Views: 1M +

BIOGRAPHY

Bob Atkins - you can follow me and my website (BobAtkins.com) via:

I'm the Technical Editor for photo.net. In the past I've written dozens of articles and product reviews which are burried somewhere in the static content section of this site

I first joined photo.net in 1998 when I was invited by Philip Greenspun (Photo.net's founder) to start the Nature Photography forum here and add some nature photography articles to the site. Prior to that I'd been running both my own small site and I had been active in developing and expanding the USENET rec.photography newsgroups.

I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry hidden in a box somewhere and in former lives I was involved in academic and industrial research (Yale and AT&T/Lucent/Bell Labs) in the areas of high temperature chemistry, optical spectroscopy, lasers, optical measurements and optical fiber research. I have around 20 US patents and I've published about 100 peer review talks and articles, all of which are pretty dull and boring and pretty much totally unrelated to photography. I left Bell Labs around 2002 to "pursue other interests".

I've been a technical and "popular science" writer since the last ice age, including a 10 year stint as a monthly columnist on microwave technology for QST magazine, as well as contributing articles to Communications Quarterly, Ham Radio, Nature Photographer and George Lepp's "Natural Image" newsletter.

In addition to being involved with Photo.net and writing occasional articles for other websites I also run my own website with the amazingly un-innovative and eponymous title "BobAtkins.com", which focuses on the Canon EOS system and Digital Photography as well as publishing technical articles on Photographic Optics written for the non-technical reader. It's been around since before the year 2000 now in one form or another, so the early articles were actually chiseled on stone tablets. I also have a few other websites which I use for testing out ideas, playing with database backed pages etc., but I don't inflict them on the public much.

Photographically speaking I've been shooting with Canon EOS gear since around 1990, with lenses from 8mm to 600mm. I also use various other cameras from 35mm P&S and rangefinders to medium format folders and TLRs. Currently most of my work is digital, but I still occasionally shoot and home develop B&W film (though less and less often as time goes by). In the past I've also shot with Pentax, Yashica-Contax, Nikon and Konica SLR systems as well as pinhole and panoramic cameras and I've even dabbled with 4x5 large format (though that didn't last long...). In the world of Digital P&S I've used (and still own) various Nikon, Casio, Olympus, HP and Canon digicams as well as a mirrorless Olympus Pen four-thirds system.

Flag Counter

Country: US

GALLERIES

Single Photos

'roids

wildlife

Abstracts and Patterns

Tamron 35/1.8 and 45/1.8

PHOTOS

Space

Ghosts of 9/11

Going, going, gone

Yosemite by moonlight

I kew there was agood reason to get up early...

Coneflower

New York

Well, either it's art or it's the laundry shute

Egrets, I have a few, but then again, too few to mention...

Good, if not Great, Blue Heron

Portrait #1

Subway

Oh Deer..

Better Blue Heron?

This is NOT what I meant by "let's drop in at the 711"

Moonrise in the Badlands

Oh my! What big ears you have...

Isn't she lovely?

Don't look up

Untitled

Untitled

Abstraction #1

Abstraction #3

Untitled

Falling Water

Oh deer

The Kiss

Untitled

test2

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Test image. Do not rate or critique!

White tailed deer fawn

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)

Eastern Cottontail - (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Gorilla

No, it's not a tree...

Osprey Landing

zzIMG_2252.JPG

zzIMG_2333.JPG

zzIMG_2346.JPG

zzIMG_2313.JPG

zzIMG_2199.JPG

zzIMG_2251.JPG

lenses

Tamron SP 35mm lenses2

two-lenses

f1-8_IMG_2091.JPG

f1-8_IMG_2113.JPG

f1-8_IMG_2451.JPG

35_IMG_2008.JPG

sP9010143.JPG

sP9010146.JPG

vcP9010138.JPG

ff_sphero_IMG_2462.JPG

sphero_IMG_2462.JPG

spherochromatism

35mm resolution

res_45

35-18-highline

44_4_graffiti

45_18_highline

pnIMG_2508.JPG

pnIMG_2513.JPG

backlit_45_1-8_IMG_2370.JPG

45_macro

35_macro

100_eye

ca1

nonogon

35_highlights_1-8

35_18_resolution

45_18_resolution