The Black Blobs of Death

I purchased my Epson 3880 Wide Format printer in the early Summer of 2011.  I didn’t remember this until I had to look up the records, as I needed to see how long this printer had been in service in my studio. Wow, this printer has been running faithfully in the studio for seven and…

Replacing A Monitor

I’ve finally retired my Apple Cinema monitor after 12 years of faithful service. When I first set up my studio in 2006, I purchased a Mac Pro, Intel version PC with two Apple Cinema displays. The Mac Pro has been retired for several years now. I sold off the 30″ Cinema Display some years ago…

Backing Up Your Photos

Are you backing up your image files? If the only place you keep your image files is on your computer, you will eventually lose something. Every hard drive fails at some point in time. Every computer crashes sooner or later. It’s a fact of life.  It’s a good idea to have a backup plan in…

Goodbye 2018 – Hello 2019

The end of the year is always a slow time for photography and even slower time for Internet traffic. Normally Colorado has seen a bit of snow by the end of December but this year has been fairly dry and cold. Interestingly, as I write this article on New Year’s Eve, we are actually getting…

Oh, Those Stars at Night

I’ve always had a fascination with night photography. Most of the photographs I’ve taken of the night skies over the years have been fairly simple. A wide angle, fast aperture lens mounted to a camera, supported by a sturdy tripod. Great for landscape photos, star trails, Milky Way galaxy. But this is a fairly limiting…

Mastering Photography – Those Pesky Power Lines

Bison At Rocky Mountain Arsenal I’ve noticed over the years, the tendency of landscape photographers, including myself, to lament the presence of power lines in their composition. Power lines are just about everywhere one goes. They are a byproduct of human civilization. As a photographer, sooner or later, you’ll have to make a decision on…

Wrapping up 2018

With 2018 coming to an end, I suppose it’s okay to reflect on my life this past year. 2018 has been a different year for me professionally and on a personal level, in so much that my wife experienced her first year of retirement from her job as an Engineer with Lockheed and I have…