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2024-02-05 ETTR: Overcome Noise with Optimal Exposure, plus Adobe AI Denoise in Photoshop/Lightroom 📹

2024-02-05 Interview with Michael Erlewine re Medium Format, Sony Mirrorless, Nikon Mirrorless, Diffraction, Focus Stacking, Best Lenses 📹

2024-02-04 Northern California Rainstorm 📹

2024-02-04 Adobe Camera Raw: Enhance Details + AI Denoise = Most Useful RAW Conversion in History of Digital? 📹

2024-02-03 Could the Tesla Optimus Robot Carry my Camera Gear Up Dana Danyon? 📹

2024-02-01 Screencast: Overview of Frame Averaging, Shooting and Workflow 📹

2024-01-31 Screencast: Using RawDigger to Determine Bits and more for a RAW file 📹

2024-01-31 Exposure for Optimal Image Quality: Camera Histogram + RawDigger 📹

2024-01-24 White Balance and Tint using Color Checker Card, Screencast + Step-by-Step 📹

2024-01-18 All Screencast Videos Now Integrated 📹

2024-01-13 Screencast: Sony A7R V Sensor Excessively Noisy at ISO 64/100 📹

2024-01-13 Screencast: Why Sony Camera Profiles Suck in Adobe Camera Raw 📹

2024-01-13 Exposure for Optimal Image Quality: Camera Histogram + RawDigger 📹

2024-01-10 Reader Question: Nikon D850 Monochrome Autofocus 📹

2024-01-07 Fujifilm GF 20-35mm f/4 Aperture Series: Icebergs in Dana Lake, View to Mt Dana 📹

2024-01-05 Screencast: Perfect White Balance and Tint using Color Checker Card 📹

2024-01-03 Pro Photography Workflow videos (Patreon) 📹

2024-01-02 Fujifilm GFX100S: Camera Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw 📹

2023-12-19 Screencast: Quick Start with PTGui Panoramas 📹

2023-12-18 Screencast: 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max Performance Overview 📹

2023-12-14 Reader Comment: “abandon Photoshop for panoramas and use PTGUI instead” 📹

2023-12-08 Screencast: Fujifilm GFX100 II White Stripe and Yellow Hot Clumps — Visible in Color, Awful in Monochrome 📹

2023-12-06 Screencast: Best Practices for Focus Stacking Using Zerene Stacker and Photoshop 📹

2023-12-06 Fujifilm GFX 100 II: Same Horizontal White Stripes Problem as with GFX100, GFX100S 📹

2023-12-05 Screencast: Panorama Assembly in Photoshop 📹

2023-12-04 FastRawViewer: Saving me a Lot of Time Organizing My Shoots Into Subfolders + video 📹

2023-12-03 Videos: Intro to Zerene Stacker + Monochrome from Color Intro 📹

2023-12-02 Sign Up for my Patreon Today and Learn All About How I Shoot and Process Images and more 📹

2023-12-02 Screencast: Photoshop: Transforming Color Images to Monochrome using B&W Filter Layer 📹

2023-12-01 SubStack or Patreon? 📹

Workflow, Photoshop

Getting pro results in Photoshop..

Workflow, Other

Make it your best shot..

Workflow, Panorama

Assembling and shooting panoramas..

Frame Averaging

Assembling and shooting panoramas..

Workflow, Focus Stacking

Focus stacking, start to finish..

Post Processing for Sharpness

Making image captures look sharp..

Workflow Tips and technique

An introduction to digital workflow and best practices. .

Photoshop How-To

Working with Photoshop for raw conversion and more. .

Frame Averaging

Maximizing dynamic range and image quality by minimizing noise via multiple exposures..

Expose To The Right (ETTR)

Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise. .

How To Banish Blur Whether Handheld or Tripod

Using your camera’s mirror lockup, self timer, and Live View features..

Panoramas Overview

Extend the limits of resolution and field of view..

Focus Stacking Shooting Tips

Best practices for shooting stacking frames..

Focus Stacking Post-Processing

Post-Processing software and Technique..

Diffraction

Getting peak performance from your lens.

Focus Shift and Spherical Aberration

Elusive sharpness, depending on aperture.

Focus Shift (Case Studies)

Focus shift with a variety of lenses..

How to Test A Lens

How to verify a good sample and assess all aspects of lens performance..

Research — Tripods and Camera Technique

Stability of tripods and ballheads, controlling camera vibration, selecting equipment..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2024

2024-02-05 ETTR: Overcome Noise with Optimal Exposure, plus Adobe AI Denoise in Photoshop/Lightroom 📹

2024-02-05 Interview with Michael Erlewine re Medium Format, Sony Mirrorless, Nikon Mirrorless, Diffraction, Focus Stacking, Best Lenses 📹

2024-02-04 Northern California Rainstorm 📹

2024-02-04 Adobe Camera Raw: Enhance Details + AI Denoise = Most Useful RAW Conversion in History of Digital? 📹

2024-02-03 Could the Tesla Optimus Robot Carry my Camera Gear Up Dana Danyon? 📹

2024-02-01 Screencast: Overview of Frame Averaging, Shooting and Workflow 📹

2024-01-31 Screencast: Using RawDigger to Determine Bits and more for a RAW file 📹

2024-01-31 Exposure for Optimal Image Quality: Camera Histogram + RawDigger 📹

2024-01-24 White Balance and Tint using Color Checker Card, Screencast + Step-by-Step 📹

2024-01-18 All Screencast Videos Now Integrated 📹

2024-01-13 Screencast: Sony A7R V Sensor Excessively Noisy at ISO 64/100 📹

2024-01-13 Screencast: Why Sony Camera Profiles Suck in Adobe Camera Raw 📹

2024-01-13 Exposure for Optimal Image Quality: Camera Histogram + RawDigger 📹

2024-01-10 Reader Question: Nikon D850 Monochrome Autofocus 📹

2024-01-07 Fujifilm GF 20-35mm f/4 Aperture Series: Icebergs in Dana Lake, View to Mt Dana 📹

2024-01-05 Screencast: Perfect White Balance and Tint using Color Checker Card 📹

2024-01-03 Pro Photography Workflow videos (Patreon) 📹

2024-01-02 Fujifilm GFX100S: Camera Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw 📹

2023

2023-12-19 Screencast: Quick Start with PTGui Panoramas 📹

2023-12-18 Screencast: 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max Performance Overview 📹

2023-12-14 Reader Comment: “abandon Photoshop for panoramas and use PTGUI instead” 📹

2023-12-08 Screencast: Fujifilm GFX100 II White Stripe and Yellow Hot Clumps — Visible in Color, Awful in Monochrome 📹

2023-12-06 Screencast: Best Practices for Focus Stacking Using Zerene Stacker and Photoshop 📹

2023-12-06 Fujifilm GFX 100 II: Same Horizontal White Stripes Problem as with GFX100, GFX100S 📹

2023-12-05 Screencast: Panorama Assembly in Photoshop 📹

2023-12-04 FastRawViewer: Saving me a Lot of Time Organizing My Shoots Into Subfolders + video 📹

2023-12-03 Videos: Intro to Zerene Stacker + Monochrome from Color Intro 📹

2023-12-02 Sign Up for my Patreon Today and Learn All About How I Shoot and Process Images and more 📹

2023-12-02 Screencast: Photoshop: Transforming Color Images to Monochrome using B&W Filter Layer 📹

2023-12-01 SubStack or Patreon? 📹

2023-12-01 Screencasts: Adobe Camera Raw, Focus Stacking Introduction, Preparation, Retouching 📹

2023-12-01 Screencast: RAW-file Conversion with Adobe Camera Raw — How I do It 📹

2023-11-20 A Pro Photographer’s Guide to Fast Data Backup in the Field 📹

2023-11-19 Why and How You Should Be Using Both of Your Camera's Memory Card Slots (video) 📹

2023-11-12 Choosing an SDXC or CFExpress Type B Camera Cards: Reader Question for Fujifilm GFX100S 📹

2023-11-11 Choosing an SDXC or CFExpress Type B Camera Cards: What Speed do you Need? 📹

2023-11-03 Fujifilm GFX100 II vs GFX100S: Zeroing-In on the Benefits that Matter 📹

2020

2020-02-13 Abandoned the Arca Swiss Cube, Switched to Acratech Pano Head 📹

2019

2019-11-17 Videos Just for Fun: Places I Shoot 📹

2019-11-17 Abandoned the Arca Swiss Cube, Switched to Acratech Pano Head 📹

2019-11-17 Capturing Parallax-Free Panoramas using the Really Right Stuff PG-02 📹

2019-06-20 Focusing Zeiss DSLR Lenses For Peak Performance, PART ONE: The Challenges 📹

2018

2018-09-03 Video Presentation: Configuring the 2018 MacBook Pro as as Desktop Replacement 📹

2017

2017-03-08 Reader Question: Focus Shift (stems from Fujifilm GFX findings, but applies to all brands) 📹

2016

2016-07-04 How Hatchery Trout are Stocked in Lakes 📹

2016-07-04 MSR Guardian Water Purifier for Hiking and Emergencies 📹

2014

2014-02-18 Brook Trout Spawning 📹

2013

2013-07-19 Rattlesnakes in Love 📹

2012

2012-09-07 Video With Olympus OM-D E-M5 📹

2011

2011-03-20 Introductory Video on Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon 📹

2010

2010-09-19 Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon breathing 📹

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