FILMMAKING ESSENTIAL...

Got a great new DSLR with video capabilities or a new camcorder for Christmas?  If you did, you’re probably chomping at the bit to get started on your first masterpiece aren’t you? To do it right, you’ve got a couple choices. You could fly to California and take a Video Director’s course –...

The Photographers Guide to Drones – by Colin Smith...

Per a recent survey, drones were one of the most anticipated Christmas gifts this year, and from the look of store shelves, Santa made a lot of deliveries. So, what’s next?  A flight to infinity and beyond?  Well, hopefully you’ll stay in range of the controller, so, infinity is out. But, just about everything else is fair game, and The Photographer’s Guide to Drones by Colin Smith, (ISBN: 978-1-68198-114-7)  is here to make sure you get the most of your new device. The Photographers Guide to Drones Starting from the beginning, you need to learn your drone’s range of operation.  Many are just 100-300 feet from where you stand. Unless you...

Five Father’s Day 20...

Father’s Day is almost upon us and let’s remember that he will always appreciate a gadget more than a tie.  Here are five pieces of high and low tech that should be ideal for dad’s.  Each item is under $100, so hopefully you’ll find something to match your budget. Aquabot Actually, I don’t...

Photoshop Down &...

This “Down & Dirty” is the newest update to the series started back with Photoshop v6 Corey Barker has taken over this series from Scott Kelby and does a marvelous job of continuing to provide easy to follow, complete step-by-step instructions on creating some of the most awesome graphics...

The HDR Book by Rafa...

Unlocking the pros’hottest post-processing techniques – a book review There’s no better feeling for a photographer than to havepeople gush over your photo, suggesting you submit it to National Geographic,or better yet, asking if they could buy it. Unfortunately, most of your shotsdon’t get...

Remote Exposure R...

Some of the most dramatic landscape photos are those takenin the mountains. Since the majority of the population has never hiked orclimbed to an actual mountaintop, those views are often the most compelling. Ifyou are actually planning such a climb, you want to bring back the best...

Microsoft Excel Func...

As vacation time approaches, the normal thing to do is toplan the vacation budget. Ever since Lotus 1-2-3 bit the dust, Microsoft Excelis the de-facto program you’ll probably use. But, similar to Photoshop, Excelis one of those programs where you probably only use 10% of its...

Book Review – Why Ph...

52 Great Images: Who made them, what makes them special and WHY.  That’s the subtitle for Why Photographs Work and it really sums up the book. If you’ve ever wanted to increase your appreciation of good photography, this book is an excellent place to start. The Cleveland Art museum has...

MIGRATION Dec02

MIGRATION

One of the great features of books is the ability to take us mentally to places we’ve never visited. Add pictures, and we can see for ourselves what others experience in their unique neighborhoods. Add music, and now our senses begin to actually internalize the journey without ever leaving...

The MILEPOST Dec02

The MILEPOST

Before my trip to Alaska, I looked for one and only one book that I would pack to take along. In no time at all, I realized this was the one I needed. They’ve been publishing this annual guide since 1949, and each year it just gets a little better. It covers the 30 major routes that traverse...