Monthly Archives: January 2013

‘In Character: Actors Acting’ by Photographer Howard Schatz – A Book Review

“In Character: Actors Acting” © 2006 by Photographer Howard Schatz is a great book of some technically very poor photography… How great is this book? If you are a photographer of people, if you don’t own this book, you should consider … Continue reading

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Sigma 8-16mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens on Nikon D800 in DX mode for Fashion Shoot … Works Great !!

The Nikon D800 full sized (FX) sensor body takes images which for my purposes generally have far too many megapixels. Fortunately,  the D800 can be used in crop sensor APS-C  or DX mode. Unfortunately, there is currently no pro or semi pro Nikon body … Continue reading

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Ultra Wide Zooms for Nikon DSLRs by Sigma and Tokina Tested and Reviewed Sigma 8-16mm, Sigma 12-24mm Version II and Tokina 11-16mm on Nikon D800

I have been and have not given up on being a crop sensor (DX) shooter.  However, I recently acquired a Nikon D800 full sized (FX) sensor body and have been experimenting with it. Being a shooter who likes to go wide, … Continue reading

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Problems Running PS CS6 with Dell XPS 8500 i7 Intel Quad Core Windows 8

I bought a Dell XPS 8500 Desktop, Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.4GHz, running Windows 8 PRO. It was configured as a really hot machine to run Photoshop CS6… which was choking on my  two-year old Windows 7 HP machine after I … Continue reading

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What is Nikon doing for Pro DX and for a Pro Sub 20 Mega Pixel FX Camera?

Bought a Nikon D800 used for cheap… and now have to spend a ton on FX lenses in the wide to medium focal lengths… and am not happy… The 36 Megabyte files are too big for most portraits which most … Continue reading

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Using Portrait Professional Version 11 along with Photoshop to edit a glamour or beauty head shot

  Portrait Professional Version 11 is quite a significant upgrade to this useful program. While Portrait Professional 10 was a useful program.  It did not really excel at face recognition.  One was required to place all the face points individually. … Continue reading

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