How Old Is Your Memory Card?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “No structure, even an artificial one, enjoys the process of entropy. It is the ultimate fate of everything…”—Philip K. Dick As I write this I’m sitting in my home office on Daisy Hill looking out the window at the snow waiting for some new SD cards to arrive. It’s really peaceful but that wasn’t the case this past Friday when I had an...

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Yesterday’s Snow Day on Daisy Hill

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Getting personal: This morning Mary and I awoke to snowfall. This was followed almost immediately by her exclamation, “I’m getting a job in Arizona and moving to Phoenix.” Well I can understand that, as I write this the temperature here on Daisy Hill is 18 F with light snow flurries. In Phoenix it’s partly cloudy with a temperature of 73 F. Me?...

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Remembering Our Veterans Today

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”—Alexander Hamilton For readers livinh outside the USA, Veterans Day is an American holiday that honors armed service veterans and is observed on November 11th. Veterans Day coincides with the Armistice Day or...

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Macro Photography: Inexpensive Filters to the Rescue

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The classic definition of macro photography is that when an image projected onto the film plane or digital sensor it’s the same size as the subject. For a full-frame (24x36mm) sensor camera you should be able to produce life-size magnification and focus on an area as small as 24×36mm at a 1:1 ratio. These days, however, the term...

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Sharing A Few Tips for Making Better Photographs

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Vladimir Horowitz, arguably one of the greatest piano virtuosos who ever lived, practiced every day. Which brings us to the answer to the classic question: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? “Practice, practice, practice.” From time to time I’m asked to judge photo contests and this year, because of time restraints, I’ve decided to...

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Getting the Most from a Built-in Flash

Today’s Post by Joe Farace These days, most DSLR and mirrorless cameras have a small built-in flash. But not all of the so-called Pro models, even though having a small flash available with the click of a button can make the difference between a good photograph and a not-too-good one. If you’re photographing a static subject sometimes the best way to get a properly...

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