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My Photographic Journey to Open Source

April 16, 2018
My Photographic Journey to Open Source

Sometime last year, I was challenged by the members of my local photo club to put together a low budget photo editing laptop. I surprised the group when I presented them with mid-level machine that was running completely free software. In fact, the money I saved from using FOSS (Free Open Source Software) instead...
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The Grand Experiment

September 19, 2017
The Grand Experiment

I have been a photographer for about 42 years now. I have been an I.T. professional for 32 years as well. I started photography in high school and learned to shoot and develop black and white film (Kodak Tri-X Pan was our go-to film stock) and make our own prints. When the digital revolution...
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Saying Goodbye to Mac

October 17, 2016
Saying Goodbye to Mac

After eight years of nearly uninterrupted service, I finally had to retire my Mac Pro 2008. This dual-Xeon workstation served me long and faithfully, but Apple and the economy conspired against my upgrading to the latest and greatest Mac Pro. However, this was not a surprise. I saw the writing on the wall a...
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Mirrorless is no longer a niche.

July 6, 2016
Mirrorless is no longer a niche.

Recently, we saw two announcements in the photographic world regarding mirrorless cameras: Sigma announced pricing and availability for its recently announced SD Quattro Mirrorless camera. Hasselblad announced the X1D, the world’s first medium format mirrorless cameras. I have been covering mirrorless cameras on my blog for years and am very well versed in the...
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Micro Four Thirds vs. Medium Format – The Definitive Answer

March 15, 2016
Micro Four Thirds vs. Medium Format – The Definitive Answer

The OnlinePhotograper reports on the status of Micro Four Thirds vs. Medium Format in terms of image quality. In an interview with long-time photography professional Ctein, OnlinePhotographer asked “when will Micro Four Thirds images exceed the quality of Medium Format?” Ctein’s response: “-6 years.”   “Image quality is a multidimensional thing, some of which...
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