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on Jul 20, 2015 in Tech Tips

Buffalo 2TB Thunderbolt

Storage space got really, uncomfortably, tight this past spring. I was on the road more than in the office to offload the old 1TB Buffalo Thunderbolts. So before starting off on this next long road trip, I upgraded to the 2TB Buffalo. I use the Thunderbolt because of their speed which makes a difference when at the end of the day and I have a Lexar 256GB card to upload fast. It’s a little thing but folks tend to ask so just thought I’d post the...

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on May 1, 2015 in Tech Tips

ACR HDR

Another very cool addition to ACR 9.0 is the quick and beautiful way of assembling HDR. You can see the screen shots below, it’s as simple as selecting the images you want to merge and then click on, Merge. What you get is a HDR Raw file that you then can process in ACR like any other Raw file except, it’s HDR. You can see below the three images I combined of Big Ben and then the final image which was finished all in ACR. Took less than a minute! Simply brilliant! Oh, images taken handheld Df,...

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on Apr 1, 2015 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 15-03

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday (use the search to check past answers). Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. And if you want to comment, head to my FaceBook page. So here’s this weeks questions …. Oh … and you have NO idea how I wanted to pull a April Fools joke! Moose, thanks for all your fascinating publications and articles, pity I can’t meet you in London on your visit but I hope you enjoy your visit.Question: Later this year I will have enough money spare to update some of my gear. At present I have one each of Nikon D2X & D2S bodies. I would love to update the one of the D2’s to a D3/D3S…which D2 would you replace...

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on Mar 13, 2015 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 15-03

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday (use the search to check past answers). Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. And if you want to comment, head to my FaceBook page. So here’s this weeks questions …. Hey Moose; My question involves teleconverters. What is the difference in using the DX crop mode on a full frame camera verses the new Nikon 1.4 III teleconverter? Thanks as always… Ray Ray … excellent question about something that confuses many. There are actually many differences, some apply to shooting a DX format camera as well. DX Crop (cause that’s what the camera menu says), is known also as High Speed Crop (HSC) (as in the instruction book) and when this is activated in your FX...

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on Mar 4, 2015 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 15 – 02

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday (use the search to check past answers). Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. And if you want to comment, head to my FaceBook page. So here’s this weeks questions …. Hey Moose, I see you have used the new Profoto B1 cordless flash. I am trying to compare using one (1) B1 head verses using four (4) SB900’s utilizing high speed sync trying to knock down the ambient light and stop motion. Pricing is about the same, but portability of the speedlights seem better. Just wondering if the Profoto is that much better than a 4 – SB900 setup, just in general outdoor conditions and Is the light output generally the same on both setups? BTW,...

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on Feb 26, 2015 in Gear Head Wed

Moose In London!

Oh ya … the plans are shaping up just brilliantly and we can’t wait to share it all with you! We are so excited and thrilled to be making our first venture to England. We want to thank our dear friends Glyn Dewis and Michael Eleftheriades who have been instrumental in making our first visit to London huge! This what’s on the calendar: Here’s the Passion in A Click schedule TimeSession Description appx times with breaks notedGiving you a brief idea what we're discussing09:00 - 10:30The Goal of Our Photography Our Photography is more than our collection of memories, it's the story of our dreams, fears, admirations and ambitions. In sharing these, we inspire others. You could sum this all up by simply saying, we are visual storytellers 10:45 - 12:15Light is Our Voice We have many tools to use in our storytelling, not more important or more influential than light. But seeing it, understanding it and manipulating it to making our photography easier and more effective is the...

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