Using a Panasonic G7 for Video Streaming

December 26, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I’ve only occasionally used services like Zoom for video streaming. The photographic quality of the streams I have been in has not been good. The limitations of an iphone or ipad make presenting a nice image while viewing your conference difficult. Due to the covid pandemic, I knew that this year I would be involved in more Christmas videos. Would...
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Sewing Machine Upgrades

February 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
What does this have to do with photography? Nearly nothing. The only connection I can make is that sometimes a thing you hear about seems like a really good idea and you run out pursue it. I’ve done that with lenses that I thought would be fun to shoot with but I rarely use, or a big custom, external battery I built that I’ve needed exactly once, a...
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Advanced Flash Techniques for Event Photography

July 05, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
As the name of my web site implies, I don’t photograph many weddings. I photographed a wedding for a friend, and I photographed the wedding of my son, Carl. This past weekend was the wedding of my son Brad. Brad’s fiancee is friends with a professional photographer, and she was hired to do the job. I wasn’t hurt – it’s difficult to be the father of...
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Yosemite Tunnel View Dawn

October 21, 2016  •  1 Comment
OK, I confess it. This is not a “straight” image. This is an image that has been created out of several images and it has been significantly worked on in Photoshop and Lightroom. The base photo is a high dynamic range merge created from a seven shot bracket. (When it’s fairly dark and you are shooting directly into a rising sun, what exposure shoul...
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She's dead, Jim.

April 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I've reached the end of the road with this used Epson 4900 I've been trying to revive. After failing to get more than three colors (out of ten) to print I decided to try and swap the head to the extra head that came with the printer. This other head did not appear to be in great shape, but it could give me some clues as to where my problems are. I...
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