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Photography Cheat Sheets

One-page short-cuts to basic photographic knowledge. Well, after last week, I can tell you that I’m eager to get out and get shooting! But, I’m also really rusty.  I mean, it’s been so long since I was shooting photos regularly that I’m not sure I know an aperture from an f-stop!  It’s bad.  Really bad.  […]

Kaufman’s Posographe

Appreciate your DSLR’s built-in light meter! Here’s something to make you appreciate just how far we’ve come in a very short time; Kaufman’s Posographe. What is it?  It’s a mechanical “computer” for calculating exposure, based on variables like camera settings, light and setting.  That’s right, in the old days, when people used plates and emulsion […]

Light Field Camera

Well, this is interesting… Some time ago, I read about a revolutionary new idea in cameras; focusing after taking the photograph. Having had autofocus occasionally grab the wrong thing in a photo, this idea intrigued me.  The idea that a camera could simply capture all the available light, store it in a photographic format, and […]


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