Author Archives: Yucel

Where to make a living in photography in the digital age ??

Do it as a dedicated professional, catering to the segments of the market which value our craft. Monkeys do evolve, and so must professional photographers. The niche at the high end of professional photography has been getting harder and harder … Continue reading

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Recent Firmware Update Fix for D-Link 655 Wireless Router and Galaxy S-4 (T-Mobile) compatibility issues

There is a fix to the D-Link 655 N wireless router and Samsung Galaxy S-4 compatibility issues… On a  recent upgrade of my Galaxy S to a Samsung Galaxy S-4, to help with various presentations of my photography to clients … Continue reading

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Panoramas for Google Maps

Been busy getting precertified for taking panos for use in Google Maps… Pretty tricky stuff, lots of it under NDA… So I cannot tell you how I do it… It is pretty cool thou… Here is a pano tour I … Continue reading

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Learning my Canon Mark III and these video tutorials at Canon USA really help

Took some searching and here they are. Canon has made a slew of video tutorials on how to use the Canon 5D Mark III. The folks at Canon helped me to find them.  But it still took some searching to find … Continue reading

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D7100 24.1 Megapixel Nikon DSLR in DX format announced and available for preorders

Adorama and Amazon are taking preorders for the 24.1 Megapixel (MP) D7100 for $1,196.95. These are scheduled to go into full release and ship as they become available from Nikon on a rumored release date of March 21, 2013. From what … Continue reading

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You buy on eBay? Well, they are hiding the feedback some more !!!

Okay, eBay is still used for some purchases and sales… But, it keeps getting dicier and dicier. Aside from the fees and other expenses… The feedback used to mean something. A seller used to be able to control to whom … Continue reading

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Switching to Canon 5D Mark III from Nikon D800 and D7000 – Unhappy with Nikon Low Light Mid Range Pro Camera Offering…

Nikon’s D800 is an excellent camera for still life or landscapes.  I’m switching to the Canon 5D Mark III. While I love the D800‘s on body pro control features, I prefer DX (APS-C) formats, and do shoot my D800 in APS-C mode, … Continue reading

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‘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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