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Photography

July 19, 2013

Some of you who stop here to read my ramblings on cameras probably know that I’ve been using a Sony NEX 5N along with some small manual focus lenses to make a fairly compact, lightweight, and capable camera system. Well, this year has been the year of new gadgets and adding more weight to my pack, so I guess it…

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June 7, 2013

A nice write up from my friend Adam that I received recently… Hi Jacob, thought I would share with you my impression of the Olympus OMD EM5 after one month of use. The following review will compare the Olympus EM5 mostly with a Pentax K-5, since that is what I am familiar with. [Jacob: I’ve included some additional comparison to…

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March 12, 2012

This installment of our series will be dedicated to the topic of processing digital photos, which simply means editing photos on the computer to improve their aesthetic appeal and correct any issues that detract from the image. Yes, unfortunately your job isn’t finished once the photos are out of your camera. Don’t despair, friend. The great news is, you don’t…

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January 9, 2012

Our series on Backpacking and Photography is almost wrapped up. On to other things soon, but for now the NEXt installment! Originally this segment was going to be dedicated to a slightly different topic, but I thought due to recent popularity and discussion about mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras I would talk a little about them, focusing on the NEX series…

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December 16, 2011

My interest in photography began while I was in high school. It was a known fact that the photography teacher was a bit of a pushover. He’d let students roam the campus in search of… uh, “like stuff to take pikchures of dood!” (translated, skip class and hang out) It seemed logical that I needed to sign up for this…

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November 4, 2011

written by Aaron Cowan photos by Aaron Cowan edited by Jacob D Intro Hi folks. My Name is Aaron Cowan. I currently live in Pullman, WA having recently graduated from the University of Idaho with a Masters in Electrical Engineering. Photography is just a hobby but, for me, a pretty serious one. It wasn’t until college that I became interested…

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October 16, 2011

Intro When my daughter turned two and half years old, I took my family on our first backpacking trip to Yosemite carrying an eighty pound pack. Prior to this, I had taken a few backpacking trips when I was in college. However, after starting a career, getting married, buying a fixer up home, and starting a family, any dreams I…

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September 26, 2011

Welcome back to our series on backpacking photography. Today’s article is dedicated to looking at lenses for both interchangeable lens cameras as well as those on compact cameras. Let’s just jump right in… How Does a Camera Lens Work? In a nutshell, the lens gathers the light entering it from all angles, focuses it on an infinitely tiny point (the…

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September 12, 2011

If you’ve been following along with the series so far, welcome back! If not, we’re picking up where we left off which was an overview of the digital camera market. This quick interactive survey should help you set the bearing on your camera-shopping compass. So, do you need to kill a few minutes? Are you sitting around waiting to hear…

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July 11, 2011

Welcome to Part Deux of our series. Consumer digital cameras started off as somewhat of a novelty and have grown into a huge market that has segments for everyone from kids to professional photographers. Cameras that were once reserved for pro’s due to their cost have come down in price and are now found at the middle of the market…

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