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How to shoot the solar eclipse: a list of resources for photographers: Digital Photography Review

If you are going to shoot the eclipse from where ever you happen to be the main thing to remember IS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES. That said, DPREVIEW has published a nice listing of different articles right here in this one article on how to photograph the eclipse. Good luck, be careful and have a ...

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Peak Design Once Again Creates Innovative Solutions – This time for Mirrorless and Compact Digital Slr cameras

Peak Design Once Again Creates Innovative Solutions - This time for Mirrorless and Compact Digital Slr cameras  

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THIS IS DONALD TRUMPS WAY OF MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.  HE FAILED TO DENOUNCE THE NEO NAZI, KKK, WHITE NATIONALIST ANTI SEMITIC, ANTI BLACK, ANTI ANYONE IS NOT A PURE WHITE Christian          One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville; two police die in helicopter crash – The Washington Post

One driver was taken into custody after the crash. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he had a message for the white nationalists: ‘Go home.’ Source: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville; two police die in helicopter crash - The Washington Post

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First Look at Picktorial 3.0 RAW Processor for Fuji X Trans Files: “Lightening Fast Editing Speed” – Fuji Rumors

They work!!!!!  Thanks Pictorial for the accurate film simulations   The more, the merrier they say, right? Well, then, as announced yesterday here, there is a new player in the RAW converter game: Picktorial 3.0. It uses a unique X-Trans demosaicing… but it is any good? Luckily the FujiRumors community… Source: First Look at Picktorial ...

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It’s All About Tones: Black and White Landscapes | Nature Visions Photo Expo

The one thing but not the only thing I learned about attending Northern Virginia Nature Vision show is that it is smart to sign up for lectures EARLY.  Early means today, not tomorrow. This particular lecture is being given by my old partner in photography education, Brian Zwit and I can tell you one thing ...

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Why Have You Stopped Taking Pictures

Lately I have been speaking with people from all walks of life who used to love photography and making pictures but for reasons that are not really clear, just stopped doing it.  What started the conversation was my little Cosyspeed Streetomatic Plus camera bag with a Manfrotto Pixi Evo table top tripod sticking up out ...

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(45) Photography Composition :: Simplification and Negative Space – YouTube

Sometimes we create our own styles, but more often than not we start off by looking at other great photographers and teachers have done, apply their teaching to our vast warehouse of learning and hopefully have our own style or styles evolve from all of this. One of my favorite ways of shooting for as ...

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PROTECT YOUR EYES – MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT GLASSES AND OR FILTERSAAS’s Advice for Safe Solar-Eclipse Viewing – Sky & Telescope

  My good friend Joe Lee shared this with me. Due to alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers as eclipse day approaches, the American Astronomical Society has revised its safety advice. Source: AAS's Advice for Safe Solar-Eclipse Viewing - Sky & Telescope

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My Friend Bill – Last Year He Left The Room And Broke My Heart – But He Is In My Thoughts A Lot And I Miss Him

My Friend Bill - Last Year He Left The Room And Broke My Heart - But He Is In My Thoughts A Lot And I Miss Him - I am not totally sure why I am writing this blog now but I am sure there is some great emotional need for me to talk about ...

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On1 Photo Raw – A Sad and Final Decision Concerning The Flushing Of Software From Toilet To The Treatment Plant

Making a decision about what camera system and what lenses within that system are going to be my go to image creation tools can be so very difficult because there are just so many incredible gear choices. The same can be said for software.  There are so many options besides Adobe Lightroom CC and in ...

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What Happens When Your Camera Is The Same As Every Other Camera? An opinion piece!

  What Happens When Your Camera Is The Same As Every Other Camera?  An opinion piece I have used a lot of different camera brands and overall they all produced very nice images.  But the system that I finally wound up with after all my years of shooting with different cameras is the Fuji X ...

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DISTRICT CAMERA, VIRGINIA AND WASHINGTON DC GET THE TOP VOTES AS THE BEST ON LINE PHOTO DEALER

THE BEST OF THE BEST DIR’s 2017 E-tailer of the Year District Camera and Imaging By Bill McCurry - July 14, 2017   The staff at the Washington, DC, store, located at 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 110, (L-R): Saed, Ahmed, Bob, Paul, Deon, Julee and Devin The Father–Son Team of Saed and Eldar Tariverdi Grew ...

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First Impressions of Picktorial Raw Image Processing Software by A Post By: Christian Hoiberg – DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL

It's like I have been telling all you Mac users and especially Fuji X shooters, this is the software you just have to have.    If you're looking for an alternative to the Adobe image processors, you might want to give Picktorial a try. Here are this author's first impressions of it. Source: First Impressions ...

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A rant and my opinion, my two cents -The Daily Phoblographer – P for Professional: What I Learned From Shooting in Program Auto by Chris Gampat

A rant and my opinion, my two cents I have been following this site for quite a while now but something seems really off center. Sometimes I have to wonder why Chris even writes at all as he seems to go through tunnels without ever coming out at the other end. I just read his ...

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Ponder The So So Copy – Why things cost what they cost… | Danny Lenihan | Pulse | LinkedIn

This article while published by one manufacturer is truly about "knock off" products that infringe on the rights of honest manufacturers.  It is an interesting and educational article and worth reading before you buy an "off brand" product that in the long haul may not be up to snuff and may represent working conditions that ...

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Discipline – Can you have more than one?

You will or maybe you already have reached a point when you settle on exactly what body or bodies you own and what lenses have risen above all others to be come your "kit."  Maybe they are zooms.  Maybe they are primes. Maybe they are a combination of zooms and primes. Let me take an ...

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Is Fujifilm Holding Out On X-Pro2 Owners?  Oh yeah, you bet they are

Is Fujifilm Holding Out On X-Pro2 Owners?  Oh yeah, you bet they are   While we all applaud Fuji for firmware upgrades unlike anyone else seems to want to deliver, there are issues about the X pro 2 that deserve answers from Fuji and the answers have not been forth coming.  Why does Fuji remain ...

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Monochrome — updated July 13th, 2017 with a better viewing method

  Monochrome --- updated July 13th, 2017 with a better viewing method Many many years ago when I was just a kid working in my dad's darkroom, black and white photography was what we did.  People shot in black and white, processed black and white and created images that were story telling, dramatic, honing in ...

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What My Camera Saw as My Parents Died of Cancer from Nancy Borowick

Please do not turn the page, click through to another story because the word Cancer is in the title of this article because this is about a dignity that rarely ever gets recorded.  I do not know anyone, any more who has lived their lives without either themselves or someone they know who has fought ...

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Adobe officially admits speeding up Lightroom is ‘top priority’ BUT PICKTORIAL HAS THEM SOOOO BEAT

Oh my friggin' god.  This cannot be happening.  Adobe is admitting after years of crappy performance issues and I  have to believe after more than just hundreds of thousands complaints they refused to respond to or admit to HAVE DECIDED TO COME OUT OF THE SOFTWARE CLOSET. And I know  that this is only one ...

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Processing with Picktorial 3: An All-in-One RAW Editor? – Capture Landscapes the author really loves it!!!!!!!!!!

Processing with Picktorial 3: An All-in-One RAW Editor? - Capture Landscapes the author really loves it!!!!!!!!!!   A first impression of processing landscape photography with Picktorial 3. General thoughts on its performance, features, bugs and over-all experience. Source: Processing with Picktorial 3: An All-in-One RAW Editor? - Capture Landscapes

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How to Film or Photograph the 2017 Solar Eclipse Like a Pro

Article credits:  Space.com Space.com is providing excellent information for those who want to photograph the eclipse in August.  Remember to protect your eyes either with proper eclipse glasses or proper filtration on your imaging devices.   Are you thinking of photographing the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017? Check out this handy guide from ...

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Airline Passengers and batteries FAA_airline_passengers_and_batteries

In light of Nikon's announcements of a recall once again for lithium batteries that go back as far as 2012 it does not hurt to keep up to date with FAA regulations.  Info on DPREVIEW Batteries - These are FAA  rules governing batteries on USA airlines from 2015.  I do not believe too much has ...

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When to Use a Higher ISO for Landscape Photography – Spencer Cox

  GOOD READ! by Spencer Cox A question was texted to me today.  While I have my own opinion on how and when to use high iso for landscape photography, the author of this article really nails it in my opinion. For landscape photography, most of the time, you’ll end up using your camera’s base ...

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Intentional Royal Screwing – Photobucket breaks billions of photos online, upsets millions of users: Digital Photography Review

  I never used the service but it appears millions have and are now WITHOUT WARNING  totally screwed. One has to wonder what is happening in the photo industries tangent enterprises.  Google dumps the great Nik plugins, Apple going to Hi Sierra will kill all 32 bit programs, Micron who bought Lexar was able to ...

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Lexar discontinued: Micron announces the end of Lexar memory cards: Digital Photography Review

HOW MANY MORE THINGS ARE TAKING THEIR LEAVE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S MARKET PLACE First it was Google's destruction of the great Nik plugins and now Micro calls and end to Lexar products in total. It's the end of an era. Parent company Micron has announced that they are discontinuing the Lexar retail brand. This includes ...

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Picktorial – Add a Custom Watermark

Add a Custom Watermark   Picktorial is just about the cleanest and easiest image processor (raw or any other format) that one can use with the Macintosh computers.  I have been using this program for quite some time now and the features and excellent image representations of your personal look are incredible. A feature that ...

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