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on Jan 28, 2008 in Camera Gear Posts, Just Out!

12WX Workspace

  With the shipping of the Wacom 12WX and my first blog, I’ve had a number of emails of just how to make the most of this cool tool. I’m pretty sure there are many who want to know how to make this work as a 2nd monitor. I don’t know the recipe for Macs and needed the help of my dear friend Joe Sliger to get this right, but here you go. The recipe for the Photoshop with the 12WX is: I start by making the 12WX the Primary display in Display Properties (Windows defaults back to normal when the 12WX is not plugged in). Open Photoshop and configure it to your likings and workspace ON the 12WX. Open the image you want to work on; Hit the “F” key until the image appears in a window, not using any of the 3 full screen modes. Than Window Menu > Arrange > New Window for “image name” a duplicate of the original image will show up on top...

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on Jan 23, 2008 in Random Thoughts, Yellowstone Life

Who’s that Masked Shooter?

Was it cold in Yellowstone we’ve been asked? Heck no, a walk in the park. Look at that face mask, it barely has any ice on it! Here’s another example of fashionable photographer faceware. Note, there are no icicles coming from the nose so it ain’t that cold. Of course, he was standing in the middle of Norris Geyser Basin. The temp rose to -3 when you were out in the middle of it. No rouge needed here, no Photoshop either. That glow is from a brisk -7 afternoon at Upper Geyser Basin. What this photo doesn’t tell you is that Joe’s lips were stuck like this for the next hour until we went in for lunch. We have a tradition at DLWS, the group hug. It took on a whole new need in Yellowstone! It’s the warmth from all of the participants that made even the coldest times pass without even a shiver. Many...

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on Jan 23, 2008 in Random Thoughts, Yellowstone Life

Who's that Masked Shooter?

Was it cold in Yellowstone we’ve been asked? Heck no, a walk in the park. Look at that face mask, it barely has any ice on it! Here’s another example of fashionable photographer faceware. Note, there are no icicles coming from the nose so it ain’t that cold. Of course, he was standing in the middle of Norris Geyser Basin. The temp rose to -3 when you were out in the middle of it. No rouge needed here, no Photoshop either. That glow is from a brisk -7 afternoon at Upper Geyser Basin. What this photo doesn’t tell you is that Joe’s lips were stuck like this for the next hour until we went in for lunch. We have a tradition at DLWS, the group hug. It took on a whole new need in Yellowstone! It’s the warmth from all of the participants that made even the coldest times pass without even a shiver. Many...

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on Jan 22, 2008 in Random Thoughts, Yellowstone Life

The Before & After

I have received LOTS of emails (& print orders, thx) from the images I blogged last week from Yellowstone. It was an incredible experience from the grandeur that is Yellowstone to the great folks who were DLWS. Those folks, you know we had them going at 06:30 and were with them until midnight everyday (there was no time off) and all they did was smile and make some incredible images! One helluva a week! A common question about the images tends to be “Were the images worked in Photoshop?” Darn good question and the answer for all the landscape photos is, darn tootin! None of the wildlife see Photoshop, but my landscape images sure do. To be specific, they see Capture NX. I find that especially true with the D3, NX does it all for me. Here’s an example.     The top photo is right out of the D3. The biggest problems are two fold. First is the horrible color cast caused by the steam coming from Castle...

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on Jan 19, 2008 in Wildlife Photography

Yellowstone Safari

That’s right, I’m coming out of safari retirement for this one very special event. Jan 16-21, 2009, we’re taking five wildlife photographers into Yellowstone for one helluva an amazing photographic adventure. We’ll be based out of West Yellowstone and covering all of the park during our safari (except Lamar Valley). We’re going after wolves, bobcats, bison, swans, elks, deer, owls and if we really have to, the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful and a couple of geysers thrown in here and there for good measure. We start on Friday night and go all the way through until Wed night. We have our own deluxe snow coach (not a bombadire) getting us to all the magical locales. The price is $3250 and includes instruction, transportation once you arrive in West Yellowstone and lunch. There are three spots available. Call the office 760.924.8632 if you’d like to join us on a grand adventure! Note: 01.19.08 Safari is...

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