The Joys of Using Canon’s Macro Twin Lite (MT-24EX) Flash
July 25, 2011  Author:  

Following my adventure with bees, I put away the Speedlite, screwed on Canon’s dual macro flash (with diffusers), and haven’t looked back. The versatility of being able to so easily adjust the intensity (exposure compensation) and direction of light along an arc has opened up new possibilities for lighting and clarity in my macro images. […]

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Will the Lytro Camera Change Photography?
June 27, 2011  Author:   (3)

Last week the Lytro Camera was announced. This camera introduces a revolutionary sensor technology that gives photographers the ability capture the “light field” in a scene and focus after the fact. This, of course, is in the place of the current sensor technology which only allows you to capture the scene based on the focus […]

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Video Review: Kata Pro-Light Bug-203 PL
June 6, 2011  Author:   (3)

Forest Chaput de Saintonge does his latest bag reviews in a video. Forest walks through all the features, pros, and cons of Kata’s new photography backpack, the Pro-Light  Bug-203 PL. Its a great way to see how he uses the bag and the features first hand. Enjoy!  

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Let Color Guide You to Better B&W Images
May 19, 2011  Author:   (5)

I am learning how the techniques for making better B&W film photographs have direct application to my digital B&W images as well, which is a great way to retain the heritage of previous knowledge as technology changes.  Not surprising, though, since light is light regardless of the tools we use. For years I didn’t quite […]

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Image Editing Software
May 4, 2011  Author:  

For those of you who don’t know, a couple of weeks ago RMSP had an open house. We invited the general public into our facilities, gave them a look around and invited them to experience our educational style for a few hours.  I gave a lecture on how to choose image editing software. Everyone in […]

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Purchasing an External Hard Drive
April 13, 2011  Author:   (12)

Because we are currently living in an age in which our photographs are simply stored as code that our cameras and computers can read, we need to ensure that we don’t loose our artwork due to a hardware failure or accident. I tell people (not to scare you) that EVERY computer hard drive WILL fail […]

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Creating Star Trail Images (Part II)
March 16, 2011  Author:   (5)

It’s time for the second installment on shooting star trails. In Part II I explain how to take the group of images you captured in your camera (from Part I) and put them together into one complete image. Before we start, I would like to point out that while  this is the way I like […]

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Canon Introduces New Products at CP+
February 7, 2011  Author:   (1)

Canon will be introducing new products at the Camera and Imaging Photo Show (CP+ 2011) beginning Wednesday, February 9th in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. The Rebel family of cameras has two new additions, the new EOS Rebel T3i and EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Cameras. These versions of this camera model have many new enhancements to the HD […]

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Review: Kirk Enterprises BH-3
February 3, 2011  Author:   (5)

You all know that I like gear; I got this addiction from my dad. I change my photography gear all the time, constantly trying to get the new sharpest lens, or more megapixels in my camera. Through the years, my cameras, lenses, and tripod legs have been sold, traded and swapped for new or different […]

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An Interview with Mark S. Johnson
January 17, 2011  Author:   (2)

Mark S. Johnson has been a long-time instructor and friend of RMSP in addition to being one of the most prolific and inspirational digital photographic artists/writers/educators in the industry.  The creator of free-content websites, inspired how-to books, and many useful tools for the digital photographer, he exhibits expertise and passion with everything he does.  We […]

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Backpacking With Your Camera
December 14, 2010  Author:   (13)

I have gone on many backpacking trips in the past few years.  One thing that I always have to consider when I’m preparing is, what camera equipment should I take along? The following information doesn’t apply only to backpacking; it also really applies to any instance when you’re doing some sort of outside adventure and […]

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Tilt-Shift Lenses (Part II)
November 16, 2010  Author:   (12)

Welcome to Part II of my two-part post on tilt-shift lenses.  Part I addressed the tilt function of these unique tools. This week, I will be talking about the other control that is available – the shift. To put it VERY simply, shifting the lens (either up, down, left or right) gives the photographer the […]

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Macro Mating
November 11, 2010  Author:  

I’m pretty sure Henri Cartier-Bresson didn’t have insect mating in mind when he coined the photographic term “decisive moment,” but I can’t think of a phrase that better describes these momentary opportunities that often happen by surprise.  More often than not catching insects mating at the decisive moment is just dumb luck, although it helps […]

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Tilt-Shift Lenses (Part I)
November 9, 2010  Author:   (6)

Few things are more iconic of the older style of photography than that of the photographer using a view camera with a black cloth over their head. I know that when I was a kid, I viewed a serious photographer as one of those people. Needless to say, things have changed quite a bit since […]

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Winter Photography: The Right Clothes Make All the Difference!
October 12, 2010  Author:   (7)

For photographer’s, winter is the most wonderful time of the year but you have to dress for success. It’s hard to shoot great photographs when your fingers are freezing. In the winter, you want to plan your outfit from the top down starting with your head…..

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