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Jan
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The Intimate Landscape

Filed Under Digital Photography Tips, Nature Photography Tips

Somewhere between the grand vista and panorama on the one hand, and the realm of macro and close-up imagery on the other, lies the intimate landscape....
Jan
1

Replacement Lens Feet

Filed Under Digital Photography Tips, Nature Photography Tips

Even though I don't use any products actually made by Arca-Swiss, I'm a dedicated user of products compatible with the Arca-Swiss dovetail system. I'm guessing many of you are too. Adding a mounting plate is a proven way to solidly couple just about anything atop your tripod head. But if what you want to mount is a lens with a removable tripod foot, your best bet isn't to add a mounting plate to the bottom of that foot; it's to replace the foot itself....
Jan
1

What Kind of Camera Bag Works Best?

Filed Under Digital Photography Tips, Nature Photography Tips

Last week I wrote about tripod bags and have since been asked about camera bags. This is a subject I haven't written much about before, but let's take it head on this week....
Jan
1

Skreenz – For When You Don’t Want to be Bugged While Camping Anymore

Filed Under Digital Photography Tips, Nature Photography Tips

This isn't a photography tip per se, but I'm a photographer and was quite pleased to learn about this myself recently and thought I'd share it. Finally, a way to deal with mosquitoes and bugs when car camping....
Jan
1

A Few Thoughts on Tripod Bags

Filed Under Digital Photography Tips, Nature Photography Tips

Owning a good quality tripod doesn't come cheap. But if you want to get the best images you can, it's pretty much a given that you need one. So the question I want to explore today is, what about protecting that investment?....
Jan
1

The Filter Trap

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In the modern world of photography, there are two kinds of filters. One kind goes in front of a camera lens and is designed to improve the appearance of the images you shoot with it. There are also software filters used as Photoshop plug-ins that are also meant to make your images look better. Both types of filters can be helpful when used in moderation, but both can easily be overused too....
Jan
1

A SureFire Way to Save on CR123A Batteries

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There once was a time that, if a camera or flash used batteries at all, it was powered by one or more trusty 1.5 volt AA (LR6 in some parts of the world) cells. More and more though, equipment manufacturers seem to be converting to either proprietary, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries or else the new fangled CR123A cell. But while AA batteries were cheap and readily available, it's a bit harder to find good deals on quality CR123A batteries....
Jan
1

Controlling Photoshop History

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These days, almost all applications include some form of support for basic Undo and Redo operations. Some provide more than others, but it's almost expected to have at least something. With its History Panel, Adobe Photoshop excels at Undo / Redo but very few of us take full advantage of its capabilities....
Jan
1

TIFF Byte Order: Mac or PC?

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When saving an image as a TIFF file in Photoshop, you have to pick whether you want to use IBM PC or Macintosh byte order. While you might think your choice would depend on which platform you use, such is not really the case....
Jan
1

Wacom Intuos4 Rocks

Filed Under Digital Photography Tips, Nature Photography Tips

Wacom recently released their new line of Intuos4 graphics tablets. After getting one to try out, I must say, I like it. A lot....