The Visual Science Lab / Kirk Tuck: Mr. Robert Roaldi suggested: “Might be fun if you wrote a piece on why it’s better to stick with one system rather than trying them all. :)”

I’d rather not shoot with the same cameras forever. I like to try new stuff. I want to see if there’s really a difference in dynamic range with new sensors. I like the live view of current mirrorless cameras. I like EVFs better than optical finders (oh! the Heresy!!! Burn him. He must be a […]

Book Review: “Paris, Paris Journey into the City of Light”

I stumbled across Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light while preparing to visit Paris again, a city I have loved for almost 40 years. The author, David Downie, is an American who has lived in Paris since 1986. He loves Paris deeply and knows it far better than I do. The walk begins […]

The Future of Flickr Looks Bright

Frederick Van Johnson interviews Alastair Jolly, Global Marketing Manager of Flickr and SmugMug and Gilmar Smith, a professional photographer and Flickr member to discuss Flickr’s comeback after its acquisition by SmugMug. Jolly explains that SmugMug is serious about maintaining and improving Flickr. There aren’t many user facing changes at the moment because SmugMug is busy […]

Podcast: Photographer’s Guide to RAID

As digital images get larger, photographers need more storage. I’ve heard about RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) but never really understood it and what it might cost. If you’re in the same boat, this podcast and the accompanying article should help. My Take: It sounds great but it isn’t cheap. Photographer’s Guide to RAID […]

Lightroom Tip: Adding Photos Back to a “Smart Publish Collection”

Today, I ran a Lightroom plugin called Teekesselchen by Michael Bungenstock to identify duplicate files. The plugin seemed to work well. It helped me to identify many duplicates. However, for reasons I don’t understand, some images that had been flagged as “Picks” lost that flag. It’s possible that as a new user of the plugin […]

Photography: Lightroom Classic CC

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is my digital asset manager and my primary image editor. I’m going to discuss the issues I’ve heard about Adobe and then make some general comments about Adobe Lightroom, how I use it, and why I prefer using it. Complaints About Adobe I’ve heard three main complaints about the software: The subscription […]

Modern Berlin : A Transforming Capital

I visited Berlin in the early 1980s. Berlin was then a divided city. I stayed in the Western zone near the Kurfurstendamm, which at the time was the heart of Berlin. I took a one day bus tour to the East. We crossed through Checkpoint Charlie. The bus was thoroughly searched by East German border […]

Is an APS Sensor All You Really Need?

Kirk Tuck is an excellent photographer in Austin, Texas whose opinion I respect. He writes often on his long-running blog called The Visual Science Lab where he recommends the Fuji X-T3: So, as of now, having used Canon, Sony, Nikon full frame cameras extensively I would say that if I was starting over from scratch and wanted […]

WordPress Lightroom Plugin

I am new to WordPress. I’m also a user of Adobe Lightroom Classic. I recently discovered that WordPress has an export plugin for Lightroom. I just installed it and it works perfectly. When I first installed it, I thought it was a publish plugin like I use for Flickr and SmugMug and looked under Publish […]