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Seeing isn’t an eyeball thing

Petapixel linked a great article this morning from Marko Solic: Why saying “it’s photoshopped” actually means you don't know what you're talking about.  His article really struck a chord with me because I've had this conversation with any number of people over the […]

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Off-camera flash: Introduction to triggers

Q: Are you an "available light photographer?  A: You bet I am -- I use every damned light that's available to me. Next to mastering the exposure triangle, a photographer's first nervous attempts at using a speedlite can be among […]

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The moving parts of our cameras

I saw a fantastic video today showing the movements of a DSLR camera at ultra-slow-motion speeds.  While the video is interesting if only to see the inner workings of a DSLR camera, this video can help us understand a couple […]

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Renting from LensRentals.com

Prior to a planned visit to Road America in for the Tudor / Continental sports car races this August, I decided to rent a telephoto lens so my son and I could each have a lens to shoot during the […]

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PC Build, addendum

This summer, I put together a write-up on a PC I built for photo editing and software development.  That article has been really helpful any number of times in documenting what I put together, but after a few months of […]

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Just buy it.

It's not uncommon to see someone who's looking for a cheap (or free) alternative to Adobe Lightroom, and I saw another one of these threads this morning.  I'm normally all about trying out cheaper alternatives, but not in this case. […]

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The problem with Stackexchange

Allow me to introduce you to a photo site that most people have never heard of:  photo.stackexchange.com. How do I know people haven't  heard of it?  Just a hunch, of course, but despite some really excellent content, they're not exactly […]

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Fast, or half-fast?

I've recently had the chance to play with the high-speed continuous shooting capabilities of my Canon 40D, and I've learned about a few things that affect its speed -- some of which were pretty surprising to me. My experiments started […]

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How much better?

I read a review of Canon's 135mm f/2.0 lens last week, and it looks like a spectacular lens.  As you might imagine, it's a really large chunk of glass, and the sample images in the review look fantastic, but one […]

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Why shoot RAW?

One of the features found on quite a few high-end P&S cameras, and all DSLR's (as far as I know) is the ability to output RAW files.  This feature tends to be pretty confusing for new users, but power-users and […]

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