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Messin’ around in Photoshop

It’s been hot and I haven’t been out shooting images the way I should be.  Which means I’ve been bored, so to compensate I’ve been messing around in Photoshop more than I usually would.  My relationship with Photoshop is actually pretty minimal, as I do most of my editing in ACR and usually stick to […]


Some thoughts on perspectives

It occurs to me that I may have been geeking out on too much gear lately.  New cameras, new lenses, old lenses – it’s all fun, but it’s important to remember the art.  So I thought I’d change tracks and share a few thoughts on perspective. I struggle with perspective myself, trying to find new […]


First shots with MF lenses on m4:3

Ever since I first started learning about the m4:3 system, I’ve been hearing how easy it is to adapt virtually any range of existing DSLR lenses to work on it, via adapter. Now I’ve gone down the MF lens route once before, almost two years ago with my Canon EOS cameras. It seemed like a […]


Lens Rentals

This past trip was my first foray into the world of lens rentals. Up until this point, I’d never really considered it, although I’m not sure why. I guess in part because I’ve always felt that, if I had a real need for a lens, I’d be better off just buying it and adding it […]


Explorations in Macro, Pt. 2

Spent part of the weekend playing around with this whole macro thing some more and have finally started to straighten out some of the workflow and technique. It’s nice to be making progress; it feels good. On the other hand, other things seem more convoluted than ever. My Takumar 55mm f/2 lens arrived from eBay […]


Explorations in Macro, Pt. 1

DST came into effect on Sunday, which is a breath of spring. The light now lasts into the evening hours, the first buds are appearing on the trees, and there are crocuses blossoming in the neighborhood. It’s time to get back into the field and get moving again, so I dragged myself outside last night. […]


Don’t Bug Me

As I’ve said before, I don’t have all the fancy bells and whistles when it comes to photo equipment. I make do with what I have, as most people do, with a bit of patience and a willingness to try a different approach. I don’t have a macro lens for close up photography, so I’ve […]


How I Process Panoramas

In my last post, I discussed how I shoot images for a panorama. This time, I’ll walk you through my post-production process for making a final, composited image. Again, this is pretty simple stuff – I like to keep things simple whenever possible. Related Posts:Netbooks & PhotographyHow I Shoot PanoramasDodging & Burning in PhotoshopPanoramaExplorations in […]


How I Shoot Panoramas

I got a request from one of my readers to talk about how I shoot panoramas. I am always thrilled to get feedback from you guys, including requests. So without further ado, here’s part one of a two-part article that will hopefully show how I make these work: First off, I like shooting panoramas. There’s […]


6 Tips for Thanksgiving Photos

Turkey Day is fast approaching – well, at least here in the US where we indulge in this shameless tribute to gluttony. For many of us, this is a time for family, which I think is by far one of the nicer aspects of the holiday. I’d gladly give up the cranberry sauce, and even […]


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