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Photograph HDR with Exposure Calculator
Capturing bracketed images really isn't very difficult but, at first, it sure can feel intimidating. I remember when it was mysterious...
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | October 2nd, 2017
  https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/problem-solving-photofocus-podcast-october-2nd-2017   This month we focus on... focus! That is, right after our eclipse wrap-up. Links from the show:...
Full Eclipse in HDR – Expert Advice
It's last minute getting ready for the eclipse, have you listened to any experts for advice?  Well, I found myself...
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | August 18th, 2017
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/338412872" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]   This month we close out our eclipse ideas with advice from an...
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | July 29th, 2017
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335453101" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Levi Sim and Ron Pepper discuss how location access can help make better...
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | June 16th, 2017
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/328649499?secret_token=s-htsAa" params="color=fb6317&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Levi and Pepper talk about the upcoming full eclipse of the sun and...
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 19th, 2017
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/322045415" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="266" iframe="true" /] We're back talking about portraits when you have only brought one light.  Levi...
Simple shooting strategy for High Dynamic Range
I've been saying it for so long that it's time to write about it!  What I'm referring to is my...
Should I say “HDR” anymore?
I find myself using the term ‘HDR’ less and less every day. When I started as a panoramic photographer in...
What would a Panoramic Photographer do?
A panoramic photographer doesn’t view the world in the same way as other photographers and planning a shot in all...
Photomatix for Linux!
Most of my friends and acquaintances in the photography world know that I work with HDRsoft who makes Photomatix software.  Photomatix...
Don’t Like HDR? Try Exposure Fusion.
There is much mystery and controversy surrounding "HDR" photography and much of it is comes from the infamous fake look that...

Photograph HDR with Exposure Calculator

Capturing bracketed images really isn’t very difficult but, at first, it sure can feel intimidating. I remember when it was mysterious to me and, to this day, I get questions about it all of the time. So I want to point

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Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | October 2nd, 2017

    This month we focus on… focus! That is, right after our eclipse wrap-up. Links from the show: Photomatix Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/hdrsoft Pepper’s San Francisco Eclipse Photos: www.pepperazzi.photos The story of the epic eclipse photo by Andrew Studer and Ted Hesser

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Full Eclipse in HDR – Expert Advice

It’s last minute getting ready for the eclipse, have you listened to any experts for advice?  Well, I found myself in the middle of a great conversation, and I want to pass it on so as many photographers as possible

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Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | August 18th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/338412872″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   This month we close out our eclipse ideas with advice from an expert, then some quick advice for anyone unsure about sensor dust.   Links from the show: Q&A on solar eclipse

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Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | July 29th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335453101″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Levi Sim and Ron Pepper discuss how location access can help make better photos, and ideas for access that anyone can try. First we’ll follow up on last month’s show about the eclipse.

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Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | June 16th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/328649499?secret_token=s-htsAa” params=”color=fb6317&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Levi and Pepper talk about the upcoming full eclipse of the sun and some ideas to make the opportunity unique to you. We also take a minute to think about basing a photo

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Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 19th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/322045415″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”266″ iframe=”true” /] We’re back talking about portraits when you have only brought one light.  Levi is very accomplished at doing this and he has great advice — and stories! Get the show here or get it on

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Interior HDR

Simple shooting strategy for High Dynamic Range

I’ve been saying it for so long that it’s time to write about it!  What I’m referring to is my often-given advice for capturing bracketed images.  Many people say that we should choose the ‘correct’ exposure, then capture overexposed &

Read More

Should I say “HDR” anymore?

I find myself using the term ‘HDR’ less and less every day. When I started as a panoramic photographer in 2002, I was continually frustrated because almost every 360º scene would have blown-out bright highlights or ‘blocked up’ shadows. Often I would

Read More
Little Planet Pinball

What would a Panoramic Photographer do?

A panoramic photographer doesn’t view the world in the same way as other photographers and planning a shot in all 360 glorious degrees changes nearly everything. I’ve been passionate about the 360º image for several years now and probably talk

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Photomatix for Linux!

Most of my friends and acquaintances in the photography world know that I work with HDRsoft who makes Photomatix software.  Photomatix is used to combine and render bracketed images for high dynamic range scenes.  This same company is also a sponsor

Read More
Bay Bridge Fusion

Don’t Like HDR? Try Exposure Fusion.

There is much mystery and controversy surrounding “HDR” photography and much of it is comes from the infamous fake look that is too easy to attain when tone mapping.  But another method, called Exposure Fusion, makes it simple to get photo-realistic

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Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | August 18th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/338412872″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   This month we close out our eclipse ideas with advice from an expert, then some quick advice for anyone unsure about sensor dust.   Links from the show: Q&A on solar eclipse

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Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | July 29th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335453101″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Levi Sim and Ron Pepper discuss how location access can help make better photos, and ideas for access that anyone can try. First we’ll follow up on last month’s show about the eclipse.

Read More

Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | June 16th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/328649499?secret_token=s-htsAa” params=”color=fb6317&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Levi and Pepper talk about the upcoming full eclipse of the sun and some ideas to make the opportunity unique to you. We also take a minute to think about basing a photo

Read More

Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 19th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/322045415″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”266″ iframe=”true” /] We’re back talking about portraits when you have only brought one light.  Levi is very accomplished at doing this and he has great advice — and stories! Get the show here or get it on

Read More
Interior HDR

Simple shooting strategy for High Dynamic Range

I’ve been saying it for so long that it’s time to write about it!  What I’m referring to is my often-given advice for capturing bracketed images.  Many people say that we should choose the ‘correct’ exposure, then capture overexposed &

Read More

Should I say “HDR” anymore?

I find myself using the term ‘HDR’ less and less every day. When I started as a panoramic photographer in 2002, I was continually frustrated because almost every 360º scene would have blown-out bright highlights or ‘blocked up’ shadows. Often I would

Read More
Little Planet Pinball

What would a Panoramic Photographer do?

A panoramic photographer doesn’t view the world in the same way as other photographers and planning a shot in all 360 glorious degrees changes nearly everything. I’ve been passionate about the 360º image for several years now and probably talk

Read More

Photomatix for Linux!

Most of my friends and acquaintances in the photography world know that I work with HDRsoft who makes Photomatix software.  Photomatix is used to combine and render bracketed images for high dynamic range scenes.  This same company is also a sponsor

Read More
Bay Bridge Fusion

Don’t Like HDR? Try Exposure Fusion.

There is much mystery and controversy surrounding “HDR” photography and much of it is comes from the infamous fake look that is too easy to attain when tone mapping.  But another method, called Exposure Fusion, makes it simple to get photo-realistic

Read More
Polycamerous

Becoming Polycamerous

Special thanks to Mrs. Pepper who encouraged me to click-and-tell, and share just a bit of humor. Soon after becoming a professional photographer, I was very lucky that Nikon agreed to my proposal of sponsorship.  For many years I chose

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Facebook 360

Immersive Panoramas right in your Facebook Newsfeed!

Facebook has strongly embraced virtual reality in recent times and has made another move to advance the immersive visual content. By integrating interactive 360º images to the already supported 360º video, they are encouraging people to create and share such images.

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