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on Apr 30, 2007 in Great Stuff, Landscape Photography

So Early? – 04.30.07

Yeap…we have dates for our VT 2008 DLWS event! Why? Well, the dates we want are during the HOT time for fall color, they go early & fast. Does that mean we’ll have fall color? Who in the hell knows to be honest with you. The 1st time we were in VT, it was supposed to be the hot time but once there, we were told we were two weeks “early.” We changed our dates for our 2nd DLWS event to VT and than we were two weeks “late.” So this time, we’ve split those dates and we’ll just see what Mother Nature has to offer us. Fall color or not, VT is a photographically rich area offering us plenty to photograph. This event always fills long before the dates, so if you’re interested, give us a call. What about other dates for 2008? The DLWS staff are also staff at other big events and once we have all the dates with no conflicts, we’ll get them posted. No...

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on Apr 26, 2007 in Camera Gear Posts, Just Out!

Blistering Speed! – 04.26.07

77.61mps, that’s the speed I get running Lexar’s new UDMA cards & reader! That BLOWS away the old speed of the 133x cards & readers . But….there’s always a but ain’t there! That speed only comes with a desktop computer running a Firewire 800/b board. You might be looking at the photo and asking yourself, “What’s up with those things and what’s connected to them?” There’s the rub in this race for speed. I’m sure like me, you’re doing the majority of your uploads via a notebook. Win notebooks and some Macs don’t have a 800 connector, some Macs don’t even have a PCMCIA slot. Getting the most out of these 300x cards and new reader (USB2 readers are a few months off) requires a little back engineering. The fastest speed comes from the PCMCIA reader (I found the Unibrain performing the best) with a speed of 21.45mps compared to 11.64 for 133x or 8.17mps for 80x using the USB2 reader. The Belkin ExpressCard FireWire 800 (the only option...

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on Apr 22, 2007 in Just Out!

It’s Time to Update! – 04.22.07

It’s time…time to update to CS3 Extended. Why should you update? Well, come to a DLWS event and you’ll see first hand the new tools I find indispensable in finishing my vision. If you’re anything like me though, you’ve customized Photoshop with automation options like Menus, Styles and Actions (just to name a few). You might get real frustrated thinking you have to reinvent the wheel every time you update because you have to “recreate” all of this automation. I learned long, long ago (thank goodness) from my good friend Peter Bauer to save all my Actions, Styles, Menus and the like to an external folder, a folder outside of the Adobe folder. By doing so (and you can do the same with plugins), all you have to do when you update to CS3 Extended (yeah, it has features you won’t find in Standard) is Load your Actions, Menus and Styles from that external folder. You don’t have to recreate a thing, they’re all good to go. If you...

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on Apr 22, 2007 in Just Out!

It's Time to Update! – 04.22.07

It’s time…time to update to CS3 Extended. Why should you update? Well, come to a DLWS event and you’ll see first hand the new tools I find indispensable in finishing my vision. If you’re anything like me though, you’ve customized Photoshop with automation options like Menus, Styles and Actions (just to name a few). You might get real frustrated thinking you have to reinvent the wheel every time you update because you have to “recreate” all of this automation. I learned long, long ago (thank goodness) from my good friend Peter Bauer to save all my Actions, Styles, Menus and the like to an external folder, a folder outside of the Adobe folder. By doing so (and you can do the same with plugins), all you have to do when you update to CS3 Extended (yeah, it has features you won’t find in Standard) is Load your Actions, Menus and Styles from that external folder. You don’t have to recreate a thing, they’re all good to go. If you...

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