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Epson printer settings when printing from Lightroom

Epson printer settings when printing from Lightroom

One of the most annoying things when it comes to workflow is managing all the dialog boxes when printing. Every time I print an image to my Epson printers, I have to tell it what paper type I’m using, roll or sheet, whether it’s borderless, what quality to use (1440 or 288), 16 bit or […]


Lightroom … Exposure vs. Brightness

Here’s a quick video I did to try and demonstrate the difference between the exposure slider and the brightness slider in Lightroom (and Adobe Camera Raw).   Lightroom Brightness vs. Exposure from Wayne Fox on Vimeo.


Lightroom Graduated Filter tool

Some tips on the graduated filter tool in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Some quick pointers to make this tool much easer to create, place, and control.


Are you ready to graduate from the Rule of Thirds?

Are you ready to graduate from the Rule of Thirds?

It might sound odd for a long time photographer to say this, but I’ve never paid attention to the rule of thirds. The reason is pretty simple… when I was just beginning to learn about photography I took a college course on graphic design which introduced me to many theories about composition by studying historical […]


EttR (Expose to the Right) … still useful?

EttR (Expose to the Right) ... still useful?

PhaseOne DF with p65+ back, AF 75-150mm at 80mm, 4 seconds at f/14, ISO 50 If you haven’t heard about exposing to the right (EttR), that’s OK.  While the main purpose of this article is to discuss whether or not EttR is still applicable, there is plenty of information in the article, including links, to […]


The myth of “sharp” captures …

The myth of "sharp" captures ...

Yes, you read that right.  OK, maybe it’s really not a  “myth”, but sharp is a relative term and when discussing captures, acceptably sharp might be a better term, since perfect sharpness is probably unachievable. Understanding all of the elements that conspire against sharpness when capturing images is helpful in controlling them and maximizing the […]


The Gigapan Epic as arrived.

The Gigapan Epic as arrived.

Recently Pixels participated as a sponsor for George Lepp presented by the Wasatch Camera Club. He talked about the Gigapan device, and we printed a stitched image from Bryce on our metallic paper (which I’ve seen 20 feet long at the WPPI with great detail and resolution). There’s nothing new about stitching and there are […]


So what about Sony?

So what about Sony?

Sony a55, DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 at 55mm (85mm equivalent), 1/80th at f/9, iso 100 Lately I find quite a few photographers are asking me this question.  While Nikon and Canon remain the dominant players (for now), Sony has been making news lately and getting more attention.  Surprisingly enough, once you start looking seriously at Sony you […]


Leica M9 … a landscape camera?

Leica M9 ... a landscape camera?

I’ve always struggled with a backup system.  I have three primary systems,  the Alpa (medium format technical camera), the PhaseOne DF (medium format SLR), and the Canon (dSLR).  Each of those systems, complete with an acceptable set of lens to cover necessary focal lengths is quite a bit of gear to haul.  To haul both […]


Canon s95

Canon s95

  Canon s95, ISO 200 I didn’t think the sunset was going to be too great.  By the time I realized it was going to be pretty good, all I had ready to shoot was my pocket s95. Recently Canon upgraded both the G11 as well as the s90.  I haven’t really played with a […]


Hey … turn around !

Hey ... turn around !

  A long time ago I either heard or read an adage which I’m sure is a staple of most landscape, nature, and wildlife photographers. Basically, the advice is pretty simple … as you wander about looking for good opportunities, don’t forget to look where you just came from. When you are out exploring for […]


Epson printers and Lion (and Leopard and Snow Leopard).

Epson printers and Lion (and Leopard and Snow Leopard).

This is an old problem that is surfacing to sting a few using Epson printers and Macs.  If you upgraded to Leopard and Snow Leopard, Lion shouldn’t present any problems at all, however, if you just decide to upgrade to Lion you might be having issues which most worked through some time ago. When Snow […]