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on Apr 22, 2013 in Aviation, Digital Darkroom

It’s Not Magic

At our Precon for Photoshop World last week, we were at Fantasy of Flight where they had pulled out a number of aircraft for us to photograph. One of them was the B-26 Marauder, a rare bird indeed! The B-26 is normally in the back corner of the hangar with all these other tugged in under its wings. I’ve never gotten a clean shot of it, not even one I could clean up in post. I check it out every time I’m there, but I had no photos of it. So when I saw it on the line, I was really excited to spend some time shooting it on a gorgeous Florida day! I had the D4 with 18-35AFS (fabulously sharp lens!) and went to work. I shot knowing that I was going to remove much of the distracting background in post. That is key! I selected my angle for the shot, raising the camera up and down to maximize the background while minimizing by post...

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on Feb 14, 2013 in Digital Darkroom

The Retina – My Savior is on Sale!

That’s right, for a short time the iMac Retina, MacBook Airbook, and a bunch of other Mac machines are on sale with instant rebates! Now if 6 months ago you would have told me I would be bragging about a MacBook Retina saving my life and I’m posting from a iMac on my desk, I would have told you you’re nuts. But that is the case and it’s working really, really good for me. What listed below is all that is loaded on the MacBook Retina and the most of it is on the iMac. Mac makes it real easy to load them both with the same goodies. So, if you want the fun and speed, here’s an opportunity to do it on the cheap! Here’s what I have: MacBook Pro Retina Magic Mouse Buffalo 1TB Thunderbolt x3 ioSafe 1TB USB3 Lexar USB 3 Reader Master Suite – Photoshop / Bridge CS6 Extended Photo Mechanic 5 PhotoMatix Pro Photo Rescue Nikon Capture NX 2 Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0...

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on Jan 8, 2013 in Digital Darkroom, Gear Just Introed!

ioSafe Rock Just as Well!

I love the IoSafe Rugged Portable 1TB Drives as well! You can RUN OVER these things with you vehicle and they still running. They can get wet, frozen, vibrated to pieces and it doesn’t even phase their operation! They run on USB3, wish they updated to Thunderbolt. They are heavier then most external drives but that’s because of their built. Since they are going back and forth from the MacBook to the Win7 machine, I use Folder Sync Pro on the MacBook to backup my images files. These are great drives that for the outdoor photographer, are a must in my...

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