Lightroom is a very strong, useful tool for editing images created in RAW format, but it handles JPEG and other files as well. In fact the latter capability can be expanded by the user creating simple presets that do for … Continue reading →
What I have are IOS devices: Apple’s IPod and IPad 4; but what follows applies to the Apple IPhone and IPad Mini as well. Plus there is every likelihood that Android devices have similar features and applications.
What is it for?
Most of us remember media from the past that was used to store our digital data: cassette data tape, floppy disks, syquest drives, early hard drives gigantic in size. Later came cds, dvds, more compact external hard disks, usb ‘flash’ … Continue reading →
One of the main reasons photographers move up to DSLR cameras is because It allows them to use a variety of lenses. Unfortunately, changing from one lens to another is possibly the most annoying, inconvenient part of the image-making experience. … Continue reading →
Winter provides a large number of opportunities for photography enthusiasts, but it poses some serious challenges as well.
The ‘Sweet Spot’ of a lens usually refers to the aperture at which its images are at their sharpest, but it can refer, additionally, to the optimal focal length for sharpness as well as for the absence of various distortions … Continue reading →
Employ your best general photography practices:
This week we will look at 2 specialized, useful, but surprisingly inexpensive camera accessories:
As the holiday approaches one might want to think about those special gifts that would delight the photographer in one’s life. There follow two strong suggestions – neither outrageously expensive. A) The most often cited lens as the one that … Continue reading →
The following is a verbatim quote from TONY NORTHRUP’S DSLR BOOK: HOW TO CREATE STUNNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY available free on Amazon’s Kindle site and readable on any mobile device that supports the Kindle Reader application. “Here’s the process of taking … Continue reading →
Tips & Tricks Oct. 1, 2012 Recently at Photokina in Germany it became apparent that some major camera manufacturers are concentrating on bringing full-frame digital cameras to market at more affordable prices. Why might you be interested in a ‘full-frame’ … Continue reading →
Bob did a show & tell with respect to a new, fast-growing segment of the camera market, featuring reduced size, weight, and inconvenience of gear, but without sacrificing lens interchangeability and image quality.
Much of your photography work is done on your desktop/laptop computer. Bob described how to keep your computer running optimally with these 3 routines:
One tool that close-up photographers often use is the ring flash, which surrounds the lens of your camera to give an even, shadowless light to your subject.
Bob briefly presented the steps to setting up the means of receiving and enjoying podcasts, audio podcasts in particular.
Bob presented 3 utilities that you may want on your mobile device (phone, pda, or tablet), if you have one.
Bob presented a few notes regarding the “square” image format.
Bob briefly listed 3 things to avoid if you want to keep you images from unnecessarily losing overall sharpness during post-processing.
Bob presented a list of some Christmas gift ideas using your images.