Category Archives: Technology

Exporting to jpg

As a photographer you should be shooting RAW, the ONLY exception would be if your employer requires you to shoot jpg. … but IMO you should convince them they are wrong.. you are potentially missing a lot of details, and may not be able to save an otherwise decent picture. Shooting RAW captures more information…

Mega Pixels, do I need them?

I like browsing the internet, I can easily ‘waste’ hours during a day looking at new technology and searching out the best way to integrate it. In fact I usually spend so many hours and days researching combinations that when I’m actually ready to buy the product is no longer offered… I’ll leave that topic…

Backup your image files!

Hmmm… well… F… that was the drive with all your images? Now what? Take it to the geek shop and hope for the best… or backup your image files before this happens. Images, capturing beautiful inspiring images should be one of your goals as a photographer. But if in a week, or month from now…

Back Button Focus

What’s this AF-ON button do? Back Button Focus was a concept I was introduced to while doing a job shadow with Marc J Chalifoux. I didn’t fully grasp the concept at the time (we were shooting a hockey tournament), but I now see how it can be useful. So what is it? Simply put it…

Quick Maintenance

No magic tip today, I’m going to save the planned tip for next week. I’m glued to CreativeLive today and doing some housecleaning. Few people enjoy house-cleaning, but do not neglect your workspace. Heat is the enemy to performance of your electronics. Fine particles of dust settle on your components and eventually bake into to…

MORE POWER!!!

Ok- the heading is misleading, you won’t actually get more power, but this might help you keep better track of it. This weeks tip is a continuation of last week. Batteries, AA and AAA the rechargeable kind. Flashes, Pocket wizards, Light Meter, Wireless Remote, they all use power and eat up batteries. When you need…