Fairy Circles – Are You KIDDING Me??!!

During my recent trip to Namibia, as we entered the edge of the Namib Desert our very able guide, Elvis Hghumutina from Ultimate Safaris in Windhoek, pointed out some odd, circular areas of soil, interspersed with the yellow-gold vegetation. He said, “Those are fairy circles.” He went on to explain that no one really knew […]

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Eastman Kodak – 132 Years of Kodak Moments

From innovator to litigator. That about sums up the last 132 years for Eastman Kodak (EK). Had it not been for Kodak, it is unlikely I would have developed (pun intended) an interest in photography, and I’m sure that’s the case for millions and millions of us. Harvard case studies have been written about Kodak, […]

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My Favorite Photographs from 2011

It is always dangerous to pick your favorite “anything,” especially when it comes to your own photography! I find I often fall in and out of love with individual photographs, especially ones that were recently made. How well photographs stand the test of time is always difficult to know today. Only time will tell! But […]

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Adobe’s New Upgrade Policy

Adobe recently announced a new upgrade policy for its Creative Suite, that includes Photoshop. There will definitely be frustration from many photographers that I know. Not all users of Photoshop have found it necessary or economical to upgrade to the latest, greatest version every time Adobe released a new version. For example, if you owned […]

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I LOVE the Desert !

Extreme heat, no moisture, rocks, sand, high altitude, below sea level, rattlesnakes. What’s not to like? I don’t know what it is, but I love photographing the desert. In the last five or six years I’ve been to White Sands, New Mexico twice, to Death Valley, California three times, and to the Atacama Desert in […]

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Preparation and Process

While recently watching the TV show, Grey’s Anatomy, one of the medical residents was being quizzed on the step-by-step procedures for the surgery she was about to perform. Of course, she accurately recited each step, but when it came time for the surgery, she couldn’t remember one small, but critical step in the procedure. While […]

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New iPhone App for Yosemite

In three previous posts, I discussed iPhone apps that can help photographers make better images. Well, here’s a brand new app by Michael Frye, Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, that will definitely be installed on my iPhone before I visit Yosemite. Check out the video demo on the link and all the information about this VERY […]

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