Category Archives: tools

Posts about the tools of the trade: photo gear, computer gear, etc.

Historic Preservation and Photography

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about photography as it relates to historic preservation.  There’s a long history of photography as a tool in historic preservation, using old photographs to tell us about structures we don’t have anymore, and using … Continue reading

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Mounting and framing large prints

Although I haven’t been able to get out and take many new pictures this year, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time printing and hanging some large prints of photos I took years ago.  I’ve talked to some potential … Continue reading

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Older Canon cameras for sale

It’s time to clear out some older cameras that don’t get as much use as they could with someone else.  Both cameras are about 8 years old and come with the boxes, the original accessories, and multiple extra batteries.  They … Continue reading

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Intro to Lightroom Classes Available

I list “digital workflow consulting” as one of the things I can offer to help you out with your digital photography but recently I’ve been thinking about putting together a more focused workshop that would help someone new to digital … Continue reading

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Recreating Vermeer’s paintings: article in Vanity Fair

I just read this article in Vanity Fair about a huge experiment to recreate what may have been the Dutch painter Vermeer’s secret weapon to create such incredibly photo-realistic paintings all the way back in the 1600′s. This article covers … Continue reading

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Printing at Costco

And now, back to photography… I just discovered printing at medium-large prints at Costco and this might change my thoughts on printing drafts of photos.  As you know, I’m all about the print and images look different on paper than … Continue reading

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Rolling with Power

Training starts this weekend and been taking it easy, in preparation for the work I am about to do.  I’ve been spending the time since the Giants Race resting up, working on the house, being a parent, etc.  Things that … Continue reading

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Trials riding on a carbon roadbike

If you like road biking, you need to watch this video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0 which shows just what a full-carbon road frame will put up with in the hands of Martyn Ashton. There’s a short video of outtakes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee54EP-nho4 where he … Continue reading

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Building a very wide base

The official training program for Team In Training doesn’t start until December but I’m not just sitting around until then.  I’m already prepping for the real training by starting slow and building gradually.  It’s important to stay injury free over … Continue reading

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Lightroom 4 is here!

As you probably know, I’m a big fan of Lightroom.  Well, Lightroom 4 was released minutes ago, so you might be able to say you saw it here first. Get more info from Adobe. I really liked the preview version … Continue reading

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