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I took an interest in photography after my first visit to the Reno Air Races in Sparks, NV back in the 80s. Since then it's been an on-and-off kind of thing until I got a serious illness. On medical leave, I decided I needed a distraction, so I immersed myself into digital photography. It's been several years and counting now of intense learning and practice. Needless to say, I've learned a lot. This blog is more for me and those who share the same passion.

Photo Links

December 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Web Link Collection: The below links are a compilation of links I've been collecting for the past few years. If you have a favorite link, please share it with me by leaving a comment. 1 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z 1-100 6 Common Issues To Correct Before Submitting...
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Facebook Sharpening & Piracy

October 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I suspect not many Facebook users really think about sharpening their photos before posting. And it may seem odd to include piracy in the same blog---certainly, each can stand alone, but since they relate so nicely together, I thought I'd combine them. For sharpening, if you don't have the right tools on the device you are using to post, it's not...
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Milky Water

July 19, 2014  •  3 Comments
There is some debate about how to correctly photograph moving water. For me, it's simple---I photograph what looks good to me, not necessarily what others think is correct. However, I do get feedback sometimes that my waterfall shots are not "realistic" or "not true to life". I guess the first thing that goes through my mind is what does "realistic...
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Snow Shots

February 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Have you ever wondered why some of those snow photos look more grey than they do white? It's because our expensive fancy cameras are color blind and try to meter everything in shades of grey---18% grey as a matter of fact. Therefore, if yo u let your camera expose a snowy scene, it will most likely be under exposed. Fortunately, you can compensate...
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HDR

January 15, 2014  •  1 Comment
HDR or High Dynamic Range is something our eyes naturally have, but cameras don't. This shot is actually a combination of 7 different exposures from dark to light. I then merged them in Photoshop. The great thing about HDR is that you don't need a special camera or shoot in a special format (raw). All you need to do is take a series of photos at...
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