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Understanding Lens Features’ Abbreviations

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Every company has its own feature branding. It is confusing keeping this straight within your favorite brand, let alone when looking at other brands. This applies to understanding common lens features when comparing OEM lenses of independent manufacturers. The following enumerates some of these key lens features and identify the branding letters. I will focus…

Matching Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Desktop Images

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I was on Lightroom, today, comparing pictures sync’d from Lightroom on my iPad with RAW files  imported directly into Lightroom from an sd-card. Try as I might, I could not make adjustments to the RAW file match the settings of the one sync’d… until… (tl;dr, skip to the bottom) Workflow First, I should describe the…

Photo Albums are Here!

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This site has long needed an upgrade… it is supposed to be a photo site, after all, so it should show off more of my photos. Well, I finally built a piece that evolution: photo albums. It will allow me to make larger sets of my work viewable by others. The page works on a…

Fill ’er up

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I’ve been getting into car-culture, lately.  Well, you know, most of these machines still take old dinosaurs to keep them running. So when we stopped by an old station that was still selling gallons, less than 18¢ per, we had to fill up.  There was a cutie manning the pump, so I couldn’t resist the fill-up.…

Copyright Your Images

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© I spent several days trying to sort through the process for officially registering a set of images with the U.S. Copyright Office.  An implicit copyright belongs to the photographer (most of the time), but registering with the Copyright Office further improves your protection, should you ever need to take legal action against an infringer.…

The Children of the Philippines

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On my last afternoon in the Philippines, my attention was caught by some jeepnieyses off the side of the road (as I wrote about in my last post). As I stopped to take pictures, kids came out of no where, surrounding me and, with no discernible English, wanted me to take their pictures. One thing…

Making a Modern Business Card

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For you cord-cutting, 21st-century modern folk, you may have dispensed with tangible business cards. Today, the world—the people you interact with—is not “connected” enough to rely on sharing contact information paperlessly. Here are some points to consider when building your new business cards. Keep them simple, clean, and attractive Link to extended, dynamic contact information…

Jeepneys of the Philippines

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It was my last day in the Philippines, this past January. Since my flight was to leave at 6am, I stayed in Manila the night before. I had the afternoon to waste and the hotel directed me somewhere and recommended I take a taxi. On the map, it didn’t look very far, so I grabbed…

Detour to Crater Lake, Oregon: Winter Trees

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Winter is a great time to tool around. It is quiet; meaning no people, no crowds. I was finally on my way to Crater Lake (Oregon), on my drive back home from Klamath Falls (I’ve passed by twice before; last year I was almost stranded in snow at the closed north entrance). Crater Lake is…

Model Shoot: Gabby Inscoe

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Klamath Falls, Oregon — It was cold; I had a jacket on and it was cold. There were patches of snow, here and there that didn’t appear to be melting anytime soon. Though it was clear and sunny, the constant strong-breeze kept the bite sharp. And it was in those wintery conditions that Gabby volunteered…

Howto: Build a Cheap, Modular Off-camera dSLR eTTL Flash Extension

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I was going to help shoot my aunt and uncle’s 50th anniversary event. I didn’t really know what would be going on and I thought it might be an opportunity to augment ambient light via a my eTTL flash. I have a 2 ft. long, stretchy off-camera cable Pixel eTTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord (a $20+…

Identity & Naming — Setting Up Social Media

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A business needs to have an identity—talking-heads call this “branding.”  The most important, is its name. Photographers are artists and artists often do not think of themselves business people—even recoiling from the idea. But, even if you are not planning on earning money from your photography, if you want to become recognized for your work,…

The Magic of Magic Lantern on a Canon dSLR

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I finally got to loading the Magic Lantern firmware onto my Canon T1i/500D and I am so excited! Magic Lantern is a firmware add-on for Canon dSLRs that enhances their use. It does not replace the camera’s built-in firmware, so you can use the camera as expected. It can be easily bypassed, too, so you…

Shutter Speed vs. Aperture; the Creativity Begins

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Beginning photographers think, mostly, about speed, but would creatively also benefit from understanding how aperture plays a creative role.

Checklist for Shooting Long Exposures (at Sunset)

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There are some simple steps to taking long exposures that can be easy to forget. Here’s a quick checklist for shooting pictures at dusk (or dawn).

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