Perspective and Sharpening RAW files - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:30 p.m. CST
Photography Tips
Two new tips have been added to the Photography Tips section. The new tips include why you should search out new perspectives on your subjects, and how to properly adjust the sharpening of RAW files. The second is particularly important for anyone who just started shooting RAW, and is wondering why the image from the camera is looking so dull and lifeless. I will also be adding more to that section soon on HDR and other post processing techniques.

The fun of DPChallenge - Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 8:00 p.m. CST
Cool Stuff
It's been nearly a month since I last updated the site, mainly due to my newfound fascination with DP Challenge. I have known about this website for some time, but only recently registered and starting entering challenges. Let me tell you, it's a blast! I have already entered 10 challenges covering a wide range of different subjects. It's really helped me think of objects and scenes in a different light, and has already helped out with my photography skills. If you are looking for a new way to advance your photography abilities, I highly recommend joining DPChallenge.


Depth of Field, External Flashes, and more - Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. CST
Photography Tips
Since the last news posting on photo tips, I have added a number of extra sections to the Photography Tips page. They range from shooting in RAW format, developing a photographic eye, using depth of field, how non-stabilized lenses can actually help, and the creativity opportunities that an external flash gives you. If any of these topics interest you, check out the tips page for more information and examples.


Small Maintidget Update - Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 9:30 a.m. CST
Widgets
I have received a number of emails regarding Maintidget not recognizing passwords that have special (non-alphanumeric) characters in them. I still haven't found a great way to ensure that all such characters are accepted, but at least the new version 1.5.2 handles a number of them better. It you have been having troubles with Maintidget accepting special characters in your password, try out the latest version.

iFruit plus Avatar - Friday, March 5, 2009 - 8:30 p.m. CST
iFruit
Another addition to the iFruit line of comics was released a few weeks ago. Check out Jason's iFruit/Avatar mix on page 22. But almost more important, Bill Amend is back! Ok, I shouldn't tease you like that. But GoComics is filling our daily FoxTrot void by providing a daily Classic FoxTrot. Add it to your RSS feed, and suddenly you are returned to daily FoxTrot bliss.


Digital lenses and extension tubs - Friday, February 26, 2010 - 19:00 p.m. CST
Photography Tips
Two new photography tips have been posted. The first discusses the pros and cons of "designed for digital" lenses. These are really great for beginners or those who want a lighter camera bag, but not so great for longevity. On the other hand, extension tubes are great for everybody. With a relatively inexpensive set of tubes, you can turn your ordinary lenses into very macro capable lenses. This frees your bag and wallet for the more expensive glass or accessories on your list.


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