Smokin Photos

It was a dark and foggy night. The moon was a fuzzy ball hanging low in the sky…The foggy part of the sentence sets the mood. The sky is a hazy mist. Would it be nice to have fog on demand? Think smoke anytime–anywhere. Oh, I know about the classic fog maker, dry ice and […]

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What’s in a name? (part deux) There are many ideas about naming image files. It’s interesting that lots of photographers cram as much info into the name as they can in an expanded Twitter like 255 characters on the Mac and a max of 260 for an entire path including the file name in Windows. […]

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Adding New Volumes to Lightroom

When it’s time to replace a hard drive, RAID or Drobo with a newer, higher capacity one; how do it get integrated into Lightroom? There are three scenarios for this: 1.) Rename the new volume with the name of the old one, 2.) Add the new one to the volumes in the Folder tab or […]

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Avoid Power Lines

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be “fly safely.” This post is about flying drones safely and what to do when things go awry. It is a story that happened yesterday for me and might possibly happen tomorrow for you. It is a cautionary tale that ended well. Accidents, like the one I am about […]

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What's in a name

There are many strategies to file naming that are touted in the world of digital photography. Some use the date as a prefix: 20141214-subject-photographer-nnnn.raw. Some use just the subject and a sequence number followed by the extension of the file (nnnn.raw or 1234.cr2 for example.) Still others just keep the file number assigned by the […]

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Spot Removal tool for Many Photos

Dust on the sensor usually means a tedious time removing spots from lots of photos. This is particularly true if the subject is a time lapse sequence that has hundreds of individual images that have to be cleaned up. Dust particles on a camera’s sensor make black fuzzy, dust bunnies in exactly the same place […]

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Dust Be Gone

Fuzzies are dark blurry looking spots that usually show in the skies of photographs. They are caused by dust resting on the camera sensor. No matter how conscientious you are about cleaning your sensor and avoiding dust, it’s going to get on to the sensor no matter what. It’s insidious and evil! Fortunately, there is […]

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