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Archive for June, 2008

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Today we have another visitor. It was about a week after our neighbor’s cat stopped by for a visit, and I was just coming home and I found this guy on the garage door frame. He stayed long enough for me to get out my macro lens and camera after unloading my car from the […]

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With july 4th almost upon us, I thought some tips for shooting fireworks might be in order. Do you want to know how to photograph fireworks? With 4th July just days away I thought I’d refresh this article in which I give 10 Fireworks Photography tips to help you get started. Fireworks Displays are something […]

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It was pointed out by one of my readers that he wanted to get some more photo tips, so to speak and I must agree that he is right. This seems to be more a Photoshop blog then a photography blog so lets change that around. I’m going to cover some feature through the following […]

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So a few weeks ago I came home from the gym, and it being 100 and way too many degrees out I left the garage open for a few to let some of the heat from my car escape. When I went outside I found my neighbor’s cat making himself comfortable on my car. I […]

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Digital ISO and film ISO are two different things. I don’t have any film that was shot with the ISO I’m going to be comparing, but I will try to find a few examples. In film ISO or also called ASA measured the sensitivity of the film that was being used. So depending on what […]

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Exposure is probably the most dreaded subject in photography. We know a lot of photographers who have been shooting for years but still rely on their camera’s metering system to dictate a scene’s exposure. Cameras are getting more and more advanced which is why it works, but it will not work all the time. This […]

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I’ve noticed that my DSLR’s lens has lots of smudges on it that are starting to impact the quality of my images but I’m too scared to clean it because I’m worried about scratching it. Do you have any suggestions? – Chris Cleaning your camera’s lenses should be a regular (although not too regular) part […]

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Continuing yesterday’s coverage of prime lenses, we compare prime and zoom lenses today. Below is reprinted from dPS. “Darren I’m doing some research into lenses for my Canon 30D DSLR and have come across lenses being referred to as Prime lenses. What are they and why would I consider them instead of a Zoom lens?” […]

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Today we cover prime lenses, a visit back in time a more basic approach to photography. Below is reprinted from dPS. Should I buy a Prime Lens? In an age when zoom lenses are all the range – I’ve been surprised to be getting more and more questions about prime lenses of late. Perhaps there’s […]

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We ended our trip to Scarborough Fair with the birds of prey. See my previous posts for the human chess match, some nice belly dancers, a parade, and the joust. They started the demonstration with the hawks, falcons and buzzards. But the prize of the show was the bald eagle.

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Today we continue the discussion of lenses for your DSLR with information about what constitutes a fast lens. Below is reprinted from dPS. ‘I keep hearing about ‘fast’ lenses and how great they are, but I’m not sure what they are and why I need one. Is it something to do with how fast its […]

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When we last visitied we enjoyed a nice game of chess. We have also enjoyed the belly dancers, and the parade. And now, for the main event, let me introduce our heros! As you know, no battle is complete without the villians! Let the joust begin.

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Today we continue our coverage of lenses for your DSLR with some factors to consider when shopping for lenses. Below is reprinted from dPS. In my last post I introduced you to the basic types of DSLR lenses that are on the market as a starting point for answering the question of ‘which DSLR lens […]

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Today we continue our tour through Scarborough Fair with the human chess match. This was great fun since all of the participants really get into the festivities. See parts 1 and 2 here. Tune in tomorrow for the joust….

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Today we continue the series on purchasing digital cameras and shoosing what you need with an introduction to lenses for you DSLR. Below is a reprint from dPS. When I first started writing about digital cameras the main question i was asked by readers was ‘Which Camera should I buy?‘ Usually they were in the […]

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Yesterday I started posting some of my photos from Scarborough Fair with the belly dancers. Today we see more of them with some pictures of the parade. Along with the jester. The costumes were great at the fair, and everyone gets into the theme of the day. Tune in tomorrow, same bat time, same bat […]

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Yesterday’s post on how to choose a DSLR camera leads us to today’s continuation of the series. Here is a guide on how to buy a digital camera. Below is a reprint from dPS. I’m not going to talk you through all the different features on a digital camera or tell you which models are […]

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As you all remember my love and I went to Scarborough Fair the beginning of May. Well, I have finally gotten around to editing all of the pictures we took, and I will start posting some. I had taken that outing as an opportunity to start shooting in RAW mode, and that left me with […]

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Today we have a continuation of my series on what to buy and how to choose when it comes to digital cameras. Yesterday’s post entitled Should you buy a DSLR or Point and Shoot Digital Camera was the first in a series. Below is a reprint from dPS. DSLR Cameras are increasingly becoming a type […]

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Yesterday I mentioned a relevtive asking me about buying a camera and what she should get. That brought me to this series on what to buy and how to choose. Below is a reprint from dPS. “I’m using a compact point and shoot digital camera and i would like to ask it is worth it […]

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The other night I got a call from a relative that was interested in stepping up to a DSLR from her P&S. We had spent some time in December looking at some pictures that I took, and some that she took and she was impressed with what could be done with a DSLR. So, the […]

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Here we have another batch of photos from the Red Earth Festival over the weekend. This first one is another from the Junior Women’s Fancy Shawl competition. The next photos are all from the Junior Men’s Fancy competition. We took a lot of the dance competitions and will be posting some more over the next […]

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Saturday my love and I drove up to Oklahoma City for the Red Earth Festival where I was able to give the 40D a good workout. I took about 400 pictures of the dance competitions and the Grand Entry. I have briefly gone through some of the shots and was able to come up with […]

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By Bruce Schneier, The Guardian What is it with photographers these days? Are they really all terrorists, or does everyone just think they are? Since 9/11, there has been an increasing war on photography. Photographers have been harrassed, questioned, detained, arrested or worse, and declared to be unwelcome. We’ve been repeatedly told to watch out […]