Blog Category: Photography

This blog is about Photography articles which include not only general photography principles and album notes but also hardware related articles, such as reviews of my own cameras, especially my Minolta lenses.

Takeaway from Week Four

There is no question that my photograph is influenced much more by the choice of my lens lens than by my camera. Sharpness, contrast, depth of focus, clarity, and detail are all determined almost exclusively by the lens; it forms the image, while the camera simply captures it.

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Finally – DarkTable 2.2.0 released!

In case you missed it, the developer team has released a new main version of the DarkTable RAW converter, which is especially popular with Linux and Mac users. DarkTable is a virtual light and dark room for managing digital negatives (RAW files). The development of the image files is done by means of so-called sidecar files, allowing the pictures to be edited in a non-destructive manner.

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My Landscape Photographic Workflow

There are only seven days left in 2016 signaling the start of another Project 365. As mention in my posting Getting ready for Project 365 (2017), my goal for this project is to concentrate only on Nature photography. Nature photography covers a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.

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Normal Field of View

In last week’s article Getting ready for Project 365 (2017) I wrote:

One aspect I need to improve on is to learn more about what my lenses see.

I further wrote:

I will pick a topic for each of the 12 months, such as using a Street Lens (24-85 mm) or Normal Lens (50 mm) only.

In preparing for what to write about this week, I started to think, which lens should I start with?

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Why DarkTable?

At the start of this year I posted my article about Switching to Linux from MocOS (OS X). This was sparked by my New Years Resolution to escape from all the proprietary, controlled environments, services, tools and software that I have depended to used for over a decade of computing using a Mac and OS X.

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My Post-photographic Linux Workflow – Part 2

Last week’s article outlined the first two steps on my post-photographic Linux workflow, storing images and cataloguing, organizing, or managing images. In this article I will continue with the last two steps for image processing and correction and exporting and distributing the images.

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Super Moon a Day After

Because of fog I was not able to get a good photo of the supper moon, but today was a different story.

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My Post-photographic Linux Workflow – Part 1

0 – Introduction

Because I switched from MacOS to Linux (Ubuntu) I also had to change my post-photographic workflow. This article is a revised version of my earlier articles with the adjustments that were required due to the OS switch and adopting DarkTable as my RAW processor.

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Darktable 2.0 released!

Darktable is an open source photography work-flow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

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Antioch’s Summer Concerts

Each year, Waldie Plaza, located in Downtown Antioch, is the place to be each Saturday evening in July and August. Here we relax under the evening sky while listening to music from local bands ranging from blues, latin and jazz to country and the oldies. The best, it was free!

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