One Photographer’s Process For Creating An Ideal Photograph

In this video, Ibarionex demonstrates how he builds a photograph by evaluating the light and the setting first then waits for the right moment to take the picture.

Windows XP Support Ends April 8, 2014

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What Microsoft will tell you at the link is to UPGRADE you dummy!

I’ll let Microsoft tell you directly: Here’s the link to the article at Microsoft.

Tidbits For December 2013

Haven’t done this for a couple of months but here we go again. This is something I started back in May. I will do one a month but with a twist. I’ll continue to add tidbits to this one page for the entire month.

Helpful Guide To Buying a Digital Camera

How To Chose A Digital Camera: B&H Photo Video is one of the best sites for photography on web. They just put up this little gem of a page on choosing a digital camera.

My suggestion is to start at this page and then go forth and buy.


Tidbits For August 2013

This is something I started back in May. I will do one a month but with a twist. I’ll continue to add tidbits to this one page for the entire month.

August 6, 2013

New Camera Announcement

From Shutterbug Magazine: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the GALAXY NX, the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact System Camera (CSC). The GALAXY NX combines cutting edge optical performance with connectivity capabilities and a galaxy of applications based on the Android eco-system. The result is a new type of connected device that allows users to turn their experiences into a story that can be instantly shared with anyone they choose, from wherever they might be, in amazing color and outstanding detail. Read more about this camera here:

Also at B and H Photo Video.

August 5, 2013


There is an interesting new Web site. It’s called Photo Help Desk. It’s managed by one person and it just started so I can’t give any kind of review.

It’s up to you. Here is the link:

Tidbits For July 2013

This is something I started in May. I will do one a month but with a twist. I’ll continue to add tidbits to this one page for the entire month.

July 17, 2013

LR Database Organization

Here’s a post that talks about common mistakes when organizing your photos in LR (Lightroom.) Well according to the author of the post they’re mistakes but maybe for the rest of us they may not be. The one mistake he lists is organizing your photos by date. Boy did this one result in mucho comments. If you read the post then for sure read the comments.

The post is here.

July 10, 2013


Try this once a day for relief from tech overload.

And be sure to hold the mouse pointer over the comic for ever more relief.

July 10, 2013

Canon PowerShot A2300

Today only, save over 55% on the Canon PowerShot A2300. This camera boasts a 16-megapixel image sensor, Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor, 5x optical zoom, and a 28mm wide-angle lens for capturing your favorite memories. It also allows for 720p HD video recording with a dedicated… read more
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Remember this is today only!

July 8, 2013

Flickr For The Club

I still have write my report for Sunday’s Beginning Digital Photography SIG but to get you started visit a new Flickr account for NOCCC. Like SkyDrive it will have all the photos I took at the meeting. I’m also hoping to do some other stuff with Flickr. I’ve just started using Flickr so it will be slow going in the beginning.

The NOCCC Flickr account is here:

July 3, 2013

Photographing Fireworks.

Kinda’ obvious what the subject of the first tidbit for July would be. Fireworks! Here’s one article on the subject.

Is It Raw Or JPEG?

By John S. Krill NOCCC #3160

I’m a photographer. I worry about the content of a photograph and give little attention to all the technical mumbo/jumbo you see on the WEB. To this end I get really tired of all the EXPERTS telling us unenlightened what we really need to use in order to get that perfect photograph.

Well most of what they tell us is just bunk anyway.

To test my ‘Theory of Bunk’ I brought two 13X19 inch prints to the NOCCC monthly meeting and asked the membership to try and determine which print was from a 10MP sensor or a 16MP sensor. Which one was recorded in the camera as a JPEG image and which imaged was recorded as a RAW image. And finally I asked the group if they could tell which print was cropped.

I also gave the members a third option and that was ‘Undecided.’ I didn’t want any guessing.

I actually thought the cropped decision would be simple in that you really couldn’t crop a JPEG image and still have a good print. Right? Especially since the print was 13”X19”. But wait the results were really interesting.

So what happened? Here is the raw (Pun Intended.) data. For me it looks like a draw and considering how many voted ‘Undecided’ I would come to the conclusion that you CAN’T tell the difference between the two prints. Or it could be that the two cameras weren’t that far apart in the quality of the images they produced. The cameras were a Nikon D40X with a 10MP sensor (Picture 2) and a Nikon D5100 with a 16MP sensor (Picture 1.)

Picture 1

Picture 2

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The Pictures? No I’m not going to show them because a JEPG version for the Web or for the Orange Bytes would result in photos that no one would be able to see any difference in quality. Photos on the Web will look great even using a smartphone. This is one time you just had to be there.

Lightroom Develop Module

Note: I am now trying to start an Adobe Lightroom SIG. Since I have an existing BLog for the Beginning Digital Photography SIG I will be using this BLOG for both SIGs. SIG leader John Krill 3160.

The primary module of Lightroom is the Library. You will live or die by how well you use this module. But for the individual picture the Develop module is its master. The problem is this is the place we all are probably the weakest in skill. Where to start in learning the Develop module is a good overall tutorial from someone who is well verse in the product and is a good speaker. I don’t know how many of these online video lectures I’ve watched that ends up being a disorganized presentation is far to many too count.

Then there is Tim Grey. His presentation on the Develop module, Optimizing Photos in Lightroom, from B&H Photo Video is the first video I have seen that explains what is available in the Develop module and how to use it tops anything I’ve seen to date.

I’ve embedded the video here but you can also watch it on Youtube.