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on Jun 27, 2016 in Field Reports

Epson’s Amazing Legacy Papers

Printing is such an important aspect of photography! There is much that goes into the great print and probably no more so than paper. Epson has available in large sheet and rolls their new, Legacy papers and they are simply gorgeous! The Legacy Platine Paper and Legacy Baryta Paper is the “glossy” papers in the new line. The Legacy Fibre Paper and Legacy Etching Paper are the “matte” finish papers. While they are gorgeous papers no matter what printer, to get the most from these legacy papers you want to use one of the new generation Epson Printers like the P800. The one thing the web cannot do is display the spectacular nature of these papers nor how YOUR images will glow using these papers. Epson has a sample pack available with these four papers. I encourage you to get it and do your own testing. I have my preferences already and have a stock of Legacy Platine Paper and Legacy Fibre Paper in the office I’m using for...

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on Jun 24, 2016 in Wildlife Photography

White Pelican over Snow

I was down on the flats shooting the Swallows on a gorgeous morning. Off in the distance is home, the Sierra Mountains, still snow capped and in that filtered light – simply gorgeous. Then up the river I see a White Pelican lift off the water. I throw the D500 / 300PF up to my eye, gently touch the shutter release activating the AF system (in Auto Area AF), the system locked on and I let it rip, and rip, and rip and rip hoping the Pelican’s flight path would put it in front of our home. There was no way to know if the Pelican’s flight path would take it with the background I wanted when it first lifted off. If I waited to put the camera up to my eye once I saw the background, by the time the camera locked on and I took the photo, there is a good chance that the background would be loss. So shooting the D5 or in this case, the...

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on Jun 23, 2016 in Field Reports

D5 Firmware is Available!

The biggie is 4k video now extended to 29.9min but here’s all of the updates: • The camera can now record movies up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds long. Movies are recorded across up to 8 files, each up to 4 GB size, which can be joined together using the ViewNX-Movie Editor option in ViewNX-i version 1.2.0 or later. * • An Electronic VR option has been added to the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU. Note that electronic vibration reduction is not available at frame sizes of 3840×2160 or 1920×1080 crop, and that the angle of view is slightly reduced when electronic vibration reduction is in effect. * • A Flicker reduction option has been added to the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU. * • Dynamic-area AF (9 points) has been added to the AF-area mode options available during viewfinder photography. * • The chief changes to viewfinder photography autofocus are: – Improved camera response when the button assigned Auto-area AF using Custom Setting f1 (Custom control assignment) > AF-area mode or...

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on Jun 22, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Photoshop CC 2015.5 FAQ

I’m a HUGE user of Photoshop CC and love the speed of the update. Many are asking what’s new and how to install. A FAQ was just posted answering these and more questions. Photoshop wasn’t the only program updated so check out all the updates! But wait … there’s more! Register for Photoshop World between June 21–26 and get the Adobe CC Photography Plan for free! How to Get Your Free Adobe CC Membership in 3 Easy Steps 1. Click on this link to visit the Photoshop World registration page on Eventbrite. 2. Select the number of “Three Day Full Conference Pass PLUS a Free 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan Membership” tickets you would like, click the green Register button, then complete the rest of your registration as normal. Please make sure all email addresses you use for each attendee are accurate! 3. On June 28th, each registered attendee will be sent a unique redemption code via email, with instructions detailing how to retrieve their free year of...

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