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Picacho Peak Photo Tour 3/3/08

Let’s take a tour of Picacho Peak State Park.  This place is famous with history buffs for being the western most skirmish in the Civil War and the only one in the “Arizona territory.”  I’ve included a couple of links to larger pictures, the first one below, which is a scan of the guide they give you for paying $6…

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Product Shot “how-to”

This “how-to” article is meant to show how I go about making my product shots, with equipment used, camera settings, and post processing.  Below, I’m going to try and duplicate Sony’s press release shot used when it introduced the new Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM lens. As you’ll see below, you don’t need fancy equipment to make a good product…

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Quick Lens Evaluation

This page has not been updated for quite  a while, but does contain useful information for older lenses.

Below is a list of all the ‘a’ mount lenses I’ve reviewed, except the Konica Minolta versions of the Sony rebadges.  There are no mirrorless ‘E’ mount lenses listed here. I’ve included a quick blurb with my thoughts about each lens.  There

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RAW and Jpeg White Balance Problems

Shoot RAW to make your pictures better.

 

Most people don’t care about white balance adjustments, smooth color transitions and preserving detail in their images, they just use the auto setting, and forget it.  That’s fine for snap shot artists, but people that want to take their photography to the next level should be aware of what can go …

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Recommended Accessories

You probably visited this page because you’re trying to find the right Sony camera and related equipment to help you take better pictures, but may not really know what to choose.  Below is a list of items that I find particularly useful, and personally recommend, because I own, or have owned all of them.  This isn’t my personal wish list, …

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Recommended Cameras and Lenses

You probably clicked on this page because you’re trying to find the right Sony camera and related equipment to help you take better pictures, but may not really know what to choose.  Below is a list of items that I find particularly useful, and personally recommend, because I own most of them.  This isn’t my personal wish list, it’s stuff

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Sensor Cleaning

If you own a digital SLR, sooner or later there’ll come a time when you realize the sensor is dirty.  Most often dust shows itself as tiny dark blotches against a bright uniform background.  A major problem area can be macro shots as you stop down the aperture to gain some depth of field.  The reason it tends to show …

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Short Focus for Sharper Shots

Results of “short” focusing for sharper shots using the Sony 20mm F/2.8 lens.

I’ve noticed on several lenses that by “short” focusing (which I’ll call it in this article) you may be able to gain some sharpness.  The reason I’m using the Sony 20mm F/2.8 for this article is because it shows the most improvement by using this focusing method…

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