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Do You Need Top of the Line DSLR?

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Articles About Photography

(This is a re-post from June 17, 2010) But it has held up well. At this time I shoot with the Canon T4i and the Ricoh GR). It struck me this morning after a couple of days of heavy shooting, that the switch to the Canon 500D has worked out well for me, and in […]

From Photo Lesson

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in The Photography

Did one-on-one photo lesson yesterday.  Haven’t done that for a while and I may have been a little bit rusty, but after a while it came back to me.  Met client at Metropolitan Museum, and walked around the construction for a while, and then into the Met.  The main thing that came back to me […]

Crashed Drive & Crashplan

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Articles About Photography
Crashed Drive & Crashplan

In case you’re wondering how I made out after my 3 TB drive crashed, and then a 2nd drive crashed about a month ago… with everything backed up to Crashplan.  Well, its not something you want to have happen.  But I came out of it in decent shape. One of the things I had seen […]

Spam and Zombies

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Photo News
Spam and Zombies

I’m certain that someone must be doing a collage of S*P*A*M.  It is just so freakin’ funny.  If you don’t run a website or two, and your email knocks your S*P*A*M away… oh, why am I using the asterisks?  Yeah, I’m afraid I’ll just attract more of the nonsense.  But as I was saying, it […]

Sold Pano Again

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Articles About Photography
Sold Pano Again

I have never had a plan.  You can see that.  I got into photography because I enjoyed it, and wasn’t bored.  I went to infrared for years, for the same reason.  And a whole bunch of other things.  Giga Pano seemed interesting and I found myself with the AutoGiga system, which consists of hardware for […]

Lightroom Books (Huh)

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Articles About Photography
Lightroom Books (Huh)

The Lightroom PRINT Module — 1

More Than the Rainbow

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Photo News
More Than the Rainbow

Will be available from Amazon around August 4, 2014. Lots of goodies in the bonus section. Interviews with me & Matt (if you consider that a goodie). I haven’t seen the bonus stuff, but I can only say that I’m dressed better than in the film. There are a few stories that I told that […]

Fans and Nostalgia

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 in The Photography
Fans and Nostalgia

I was puzzled to find myself watching Mets games again.  Forcing myself to become a Mets fan no matter how annoying they were.  I wondered for months why I would make such an attempt.  The players were different than the players when I was last a fan.  The management was different.  The announcers were different. […]

Scanning Medium Format Day

Posted on Jul 5, 2014 in Articles About Photography
Scanning Medium Format Day

These are some very big juicy scans.  I’m scanning Pentax 67 negatives now.  Grayscale / 16-bit @ 4800 ppi.  Look at the size of these monsters.  One thing I can say for sure is that they are from the Pentax 67 because that was the only 67 film camera I used.  I did have the […]

Time Was When Negatives Ruled

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 in Articles About Photography
Time Was When Negatives Ruled

My world works in a circuitous way.  There never is a direct path from A to B.  So I sold a few prints about a week ago and got an inquiry about whether I had any World Trade Center shots from when they were standing. I promptly forgot about the request.  This morning I woke […]