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Some links on the Maisel/Baio thing that's been talked about lately. I think Maisel had a right - perhaps "artist to artist" - to ask that the cover be pulled. But that's about it. The $32k? Puh-lease. Going way too far there. IANAL, and I did read some things about "derivative" […]

Some New Courses at DSLRU

I really recommend you check out one or both… And spread the word. If you'd like to publish an article for sale (or free!) on DSLRU, we'd be happy to talk to you about it! Using Beauty Dishes While light modifiers like umbrella lights produce a soft light that can make anyone look good, […]

Window Seat

A friend passed along this really nice display of photos, called "Window Seat." They're photos taken from - you guessed it - the window seat of airplanes. Some of them are quite amazing. In this day and age I sometimes feel odd about taking out my camera on a plane - particularly during takeoff and […]

HDR Course Now at DSLRU

We've posted a new - and free - course at DSLRU covering the hot topic of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. The course is available at along with ten other courses, all priced free or inexpensively. Don't forget, too, that you can enter DSLRU's launch contest to win free software from Nik. Registration at […]

Pittsburgh Aviary

Today we drove to Pittsburgh and spent the morning checking out the birds at the National Aviary. The aviary is quite small - you could walk through the entire thing in five minutes - but the proximity to the birds is incredible. I shot the below image - a sea eagle - from only a […]

DSLRU Open - the "DSLR University" - is now open. The site is free, has a free forum and blog, and several free classes. Other classes are available for as little as $0.99. Drop by, sign up, post in the forum, and peruse some of the classes. It's been a long time coming, but it's here […]

Content Aware Fill

Yes, please.

Thursday in Scottsdale

Wake up 6:30. Shower. Eat some Wheaties "Fuel" (it's pretty good - and very dense). Pack up in the car and head off to Grayhawk where, despite arriving at 8:00am for a 9:00am clinic start, some students are already there. Hey, I can't blame 'em - I'd be there early too. The clinic is a […]

DSLRU is now in private beta testing. If you'd like an invitation, get in touch with me. The invitations I had previously have been accepted. One of the main goals? To populate the forum. The forum is 100% free, so if you're looking to get in on a new photography forum, this could be a […]

Aperture 3 Released

Apple released Aperture 3.0 today. I'll update this post after I have a chance to read through the full list of updates, watch some videos, and play with the demo (I've already ordered my license but that will arrive later - why can't they give me a license now?). One thing that makes me somewhat […]

If you'd like to sign up to be considered for inclusion in the semi-public DSLRU beta period, which will begin on February 15, 2010, please head on over to to sign up. The official site is and will be at, but for now - the old name for the site - has […]

DSLRU Coming Around

If you'd like to get an early peek at DSLRU, which will launch in January, visit today and sign up for the notifications. The domain name will eventually be of course.

LumaLoop Camera Carrier

Just as I was interested in the Spider Holster and Cotton Carrier, I find myself interested in the LumaLoop as well. Unfortunately, you can't demo any of these things anywhere, and the indecision is causing me to sit around and do nothing instead. I have two L-brackets on my 5Ds and they don't offer D-rings […]

DSLRU – Private Beta

DSLRU is in private beta, stage one right now. A second private beta is planned before the public release.

Ooooooh, Canon 7D

Y'know, I should have known better than to read the Canon 7D review at DPReview. Now I'm trying to figure out how I can get one to replace my 5D. Since getting the 5D Mark II, I haven't used the 5D much. It's come in handy when I've needed to use two lenses without having […]