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Film Plane – What is it?

In General Stuff by Patrick

Lets get the technical definition out of the way first. Mostly because although correct, reading it just confused the heck out of me. So without further adieu, here is the definition in most photography books: A film plane is the area inside any camera or image taking device with a lens and film or digital sensor upon which the lens …

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Adobe wants to hear from you

In General Stuff by Patrick

OK, here’s the scoop. Adobe would like to hear from you (at least regarding Photoshop) about how often you would like updates pushed out, improvements, bug fixes and such. A great opportunity to be involved in the process for software a great many of rely on each day. Here is the link to the survey. I just completed the survey …

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Photography and the Iphone 7

In General Stuff by Patrick

OK, now that Apple has released their latest iPhone, version 7, we can all begin critiquing it for what we like and don’t like. I would like to dive into the camera as that is the biggest area of curiosity for me as a photographer. It is a radical departure from the iPhones of the past and Apple did not …

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Twitter for Photographers

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Twitter was never really a good platform for photographers IMHO. Limited to only 140 characters, and having pictures count against the total (until recently that was lifted), you did not have much room to tell your story. What twitter is great at for photographers is getting the word out on an event, course or class and when traveling getting ideas …

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Verizon Indy Car Series

In General Stuff by Patrick

One of my fondest memories with my Dad is watching the Indianapolis 500 each Memorial Day. This sparked an overall passion for racing and to this day watching the event with my Dad is still a big deal. As a result of this love of racing, each time I have a chance to go to any race, I try to …

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Google makes NIK free for all

In General Stuff by Patrick

Google has decide to make the NIK Collection of photographer plug-ins free after years of of charging $149 for them. Now, I was one of those who bought the software back before Google owned them and I use it daily. I know there is quite a bit of flack about this and people are asking for refunds and such. My …

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Do you need to upgrade?

In General Stuff by Patrick

This is a question that fills my inbox whenever new gear comes out. It can be lenses, or in this case, new camera bodies that were recently announced by both Nikon and Canon. It is a question that I always answer with a question of my own. Does this piece of gear solve a problem for you (a need), or …

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Best Photography blogs

In General Stuff by Patrick

So in keeping with my previous post of “Where do you get inspiration from“, I thought that I could continue that with a post that lists some of the best photography blogs, not ranked in any particular order. Now, depending on the genre of photography you are interested in, your list ma differ, but these are some where I find …

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Where do you gain inspiration from

In General Stuff by Patrick

Inspiration can come from many different things and at any time. I am often asked where I draw my inspiration from and I wanted to share with you where I get my inspiration. I am somewhat of a daydreamer and my inspirations come from all over the place, so when I am asked that question it forces me to think …