• 23 May0
    The Promised Land: Sony's NEX-5 Compact Camera

    The Promised Land: Sony's NEX-5 Compact Camera

    I love high resolution cameras, and for most applications weight and size are inconsequential to me. I want the ultimate in detail, sharpness, exposure latitude, and color. The best of the DSLRs come close, but only digital medium format cameras deliver everything I want in an image. However, sometimes small is beautiful. When I’m climbing […]

     
  • 18 May0
    Planet Ice given Gold Medal by Independent Publishers

    Planet Ice given Gold Medal by Independent Publishers

    The Independent Publishers Book Award gold medal for the book Most Likely to Save the Planet was awarded to Planet Ice.  To see the announcement, click: http://tinyurl.com/2ewqqkg

     
  • 7 May0
    In the Ganges

    In the Ganges

    I had no intention to bathe in the Ganges. I imagined it to be a fetid stew of effluent, sewage, and worse: dead dogs, human corpses, garbage, and the ashes of the dead mixed in muddy water. However, a visit to upriver from Rishikesh changed my mind. The Ganges ran pale blue, the sign of […]

     
  • 5 May0
    iPad Version of Photographers' Websites

    iPad Version of Photographers' Websites

    When I looked for a website template aimed at photographers, there were many contenders, but I liked the feature set and attitude I found at aphotofolio. Rob Haggert, former photo editor for Outside and Men’s Journal, understood a photographer’s perspective better than most, I appreciated the information he shared at his other site, aphotoeditor.com, and […]

     
  • 3 May0

    Vincent Laforet Digital SLR Video Workshop

    Vincent Laforet’s HDSLR live streaming workshop at www.creativelive.com concluded yesterday. (You can purchase a download of the entire seminar at creativelive.) He packs a lot of information into just three days. He covered cameras, the effect of large sensors on video, various methods for stabilizing the camera, how to overcome some of the deficiencies inherent […]

     
  • 1 May0
    Vincent Laforet Free Streaming Class

    Vincent Laforet Free Streaming Class

    I spent yesterday watching Vincent Laforet explain the basic concepts of shooting video on Canon DSLRs, always with an eye toward ultimate quality. He demonstrated the compromises inherent in beginner equipment vs pro, compared and contrasted HDDSLRs vs Camcorders, defined terms and untangled formats, reviewed camera features, resolution, and set up in an easy to […]