I’ve had the A7R III for two and a half years now, and I’m still learning things. I shot Canon for over 25 years, so learning Sony’s menu system alone took a fair amount of time. Granted, I don’t like reading manuals, and tend to teach myself just enough to shoot the way I’ve always... Continue Reading →
History I got my first MacBook from work around 2007. A 17" MacBook Pro. It was the greatest machine I’d ever used at that point. I used it for video and photo editing, and it got hot. Like, burn the tops of your legs hot. I loved working on that MacBook, but it was for... Continue Reading →
Back in 2005 or so, I was doing a lot of photography at the company I worked for. Events, locations, products--you name it, i shot it. I stored all those photos on an external USB drive plugged into a Linux server I hacked together. I was relatively new to Linux, and learned most things by... Continue Reading →
I first drafted this article in October of 2019. Since then, I've formed some new opinions, so I'll leave the original text, and add my thoughts from today, some 21 months later. Let's start with a little history My first point and shoot was an HP PhotoSmart R507. I bought it in October of 2005.... Continue Reading →
Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones My old Plantronic Back Beat Pros bit the dust, so I picked up a new pair of headphones. Those BackBeat Pros were some of the best headphones I've ever owned. I bought them back in 2015, and they got me through a lot of cross-country flights. Really like them so far. They... Continue Reading →
I've always been a fan of constant lighting. Now that we can get LED light panels with adjustable color temperatures, I like it even more. I've been looking for some inexpensive LED panels for awhile, and of course Neewer came through. If you've never owned Neewer equipment, it's worth taking a look at. They're "good... Continue Reading →
Apparently I never wrote about switching from Canon to Sony?! Let's fix that. I got my first Canon back in 1988. It was an AE-1 and I loved it. I shot through rolls and rolls of film. I took a class from a photo place in town and shot school sports, portraits, wildlife, weather--anything I... Continue Reading →
This will be a bit of a detour from the normal posts. And it might be a surprise to those of you who know me and my affinity for all things Apple.
I use a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The why is probably best saved for a future post, but the short version is that I wanted a tablet that functioned like an actual computer. I love my iPad, but I can only do so much with it. And Windows 10 isn't _horrible_.
With the Surface, I bought the Microsoft keyboard cover. It isn't _horrible_ either. But I'm not a fan of the trackpad. I guess I've been spoiled by the trackpads on my MacBooks. Since I have a nest of Apple Magic Mice roaming around my office, I wanted to use one of them instead of going out and buying a new mouse.