A little over a month ago, I sang the praises of my My Book Live Duo. A great way to have all my data files stored safely and cheaply. The My Book Live also adds several applications that make the device particularly useful. One of these applications allows me to view thumbnails of all my pictures on an iPhone, Android tablet or my iPad. I … Continue reading Backups revisited
When Mac OS 10.12 Sierra came out last September, most of the applications I have, had either updated their software or updated it within a few days of the release of the operating system. The only standout was Wacom. This is the second year in a row that it takes them well over a month to update their drivers and software. To make matters worse, … Continue reading Why does Wacom take so long to update their drivers?
Some people have been wondering if I’m still happy with my MacBook now that the new MacBook Pros are out with the Touchbar. Well, I can tell you with confidence, that I would not change this wonderful machine for the new power monsters. The 12 inch MacBook fills the specific needs that I have. I already use a Mac at home, so I wanted a very … Continue reading MacBook vs the new MacBook Pro
When I read blog posts or camera reviews, there is very little talk about GPS units included in the camera. Most “experts” seem to think that it is an unnecessary accessory. I’ve read blog posts that exclaim: “I know where I am when I take a picture!” I had a recent experience that would make me disagree with that. Five years ago, I went on … Continue reading What use is a GPS in a camera?
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
I found a very smart article on PetaPixel on things to think about before moving to full frame. Click here for the link. Continue reading Moving to full frame article