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Canon Gear for sale

Canon Gear for sale

I’m trying to pare down my current gear collection.  While I’ve always been a “canon” shooter, I’ve realized the past few years I’ve never taken the Canon gear and used it seriously for anything other than some portraits of the grandkids, something which I could do with my Nikon or NEX systems.  So all my […]


Palouse Workshop

Palouse Workshop

A hidden gem for landscape photographers lies just south of Spokane, Washington. Known as the Palouse, this 3,000 square mile area features wonderful rolling hills similar to the famed area of Tuscany, Italy.  The area is almost 100% farmland, with wheat being the principle crop, which creates beautiful patterns and colors throughout the region.  While […]


Lightroom 4 Beta

Lightroom 4 Beta

Last week Adobe announced the public beta of Lightroom 4.  The idea of a public beta is sort of unique to Lightroom for major software.  There is no public beta of Photoshop or other Adobe applications that I know of , and I’m unaware of any other major software package which has an extensive public […]


Adobe Nav

Adobe Nav

  Since the introduction of the iPad, Adobe has been experimenting with various apps.  The holy grail of iPad apps for Adobe would probably be “Photoshop Lite”, providing some of the functionality of Photoshop in the small device … and I’m betting they are working on this.  (I know Scott Kelby has been talking about […]


New Plugin from Adobe can speed file save times

New Plugin from Adobe can speed file save times

If you are working with large Photoshop files, especially if you have many layers, disabling compression can speed the time it takes to save the file dramatically. I’ve been using uncompressed tiff format for some time because it allows saving uncompressed files  up to 4gb in size, and with my PhaseOne files in 16bit it’s […]


Photosmith … iPad to Lightroom

Photosmith ... iPad to Lightroom

I originally reviewed the iPad and it’s potential use as a portable storage device for shooters on the go … you can check this out here if you are interested.  Quite a bit has changed over the past year, including the new iPad 2 (which is a nice upgrade from the original) and apps which […]


So what’s next?

I’ve mentioned some articles by Ctein over at The Online Photographer, and here’s another one.  There is a lot of talk about lenses out resolving sensors.  Despite what many think, we aren’t there yet, simply because the sensor must oversample the data by an order of magnitude in order to represent the analog data accurately […]


How about ISO 1,000,000?

Current camera ISO’s are getting pretty amazing. Camera makers are hitting a wall with resolution and are focusing on other things, such as video and low light capabilities instead. Note the change from the Canon G10’s 15mp sensor to the 10mp sensor in the G11 … the improved noise performance is not insignificant. The reason […]


The iPad 2 has arrived!

The iPad 2 has arrived!

I’ve been accused of having an Apple tatoo on my chest.  I’ll admit it … I’m an Apple fanboy.  I’ve been one for a long time … long before there were very many (I bought my first Mac in 1986, a MacPlus with a whopping 1 megabyte of RAM).  So of course I headed down […]


PhaseOne moves to 80mp

PhaseOne moves to 80mp

My original medium format back was a Kodak DCS 16mp.  When PhaseOne offered a nice trade-in credit for their 22mp back, I decided to upgrade since it was obvious Kodak was not moving forward with higher resolution backs.  One advantage of PhaseOne backs is they offer aggressive trade-in allowances to each new back as it […]


New Epson 3000 printer

New Epson 3000 printer

Epson recently announced the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer which seems to be an eventual replacement for the 2880 (although the 2880 is still available).  Like the 2880, it is a 13″ 9 ink printer based on the K3 + Vivid Magenta inkset , which is used in nearly all of their professional wide format […]


Switching to WordPress …

I’ve been using iWeb for quite some time, and although it has worked out quite well, I’ve felt somewhat limited and challenged lately. An iWeb site becomes very bloated and when you want to try tweaking elements in it … well good luck. In looking for a new solution, I had several goals. I wanted […]