I remember when I started reading about Sony’s translucent mirrors and EVFs (Electronic View Finders). Just the mention of EVFs was like using a four letter word in public. All the purists just hated them. Nothing, and I mean nothing, could compare to an optical view finder. Well, I went against the grain and moved from my trusty Sony Alpha A700 (with a very bright … Continue reading Now, EVFs are popular! Who could have predicted this?
Just had to mention the good service I received from Datacolor when I had a problem with my calibration software. After upgrading to MacOS Sierra, I was unable to save the calibration of my two monitors. I’m good with technology but I was stumped. After leaving a message on their web site, I received a prompt email suggesting a course of action. It didn’t work … Continue reading Datacolor Spyder5 great service
I recently had the pleasure of talking to Brian Smith, who is a fantastic portrait photographer and a really nice guy. We talked about the translucent mirrors in Sony cameras and I think he put it best: “Far too much is made of light loss from Sony (sic) translucent mirror” and “Image quality loss from translucent mirror is about the same as using a high-quality … Continue reading Translucent mirrors
“Even paranoids have enemies” — Henry Kissinger I have always been paranoid about my backups. My home system is a Mac and I store all my files on a NAS (Network Attached Storage). The one I use is a My Book Live Duo from Western Digital. It my be a little dated, there are more recent versions of this system, but it does the job … Continue reading Backups
I had the pleasure on Sunday of going to a conference given by Brian Smith. You would have a hard time finding a more generous, interesting and inspiring photographer. He spent over three hours giving a roomful of Montrealers insights into his world of portraiture, his own personal projects and travels, as well as a few valuable technical tips. His anecdotes about some of the … Continue reading Brian Smith in Montreal