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Trendwatching with “A-list” and “B-list” sources

In the Agile Photographer presentation, I recommend developing two RSS feeds or bookmark folders to help you glean the most valuable information from the sea of blog posts, news sources and Twitter updates on the Web. I call these your “A-list” and “B-list” sources. The A-list sources are the most thought-provoking sources of content. Those […]

Agile Photographer Wrap-up: Fairfield NJ.

I’m reflecting on last night’s Agile Photographer Presentation at Unique Photo over a delicious cappuccino at Espresso Neat in Darien, CT. Darien, with its tidy upscale downtown, reminds me of Bronxville, NY and provides significant contrast to the bustle and energy I’ve experienced on this trip in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. At last […]

Agile Photographer: Kansas City

Late last week, I kicked off the fall tour of the ASMP seminar Agile Photographer: A Multimedia Partner for Business series. In the  seminar, I encourage photographers to think outside the traditional publishing channels to discover, and generate, new opportunities for building a business creating compelling imagery. Judging by their questions and comments, the attendees in Kansas […]

Quick Tip: Olympus PEN Video and Adobe Lightroom

If you use Adobe Lightroom to manage your photos, you’ll want to be sure to download any video you shoot with the new Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 cameras manually. While Adobe Lightroom will download and manage video from earlier PEN cameras and the Olympus E-5, it doesn’t recognize the AVCHD video format used […]

First Impressions: The Olympus PEN E-PM1

Last week I received my Olympus PEN E-PM1 and began putting it through the paces last weekend. Having quickly fallen in love with the image quality and focus speed of the E-P3, the E-PM1’s bigger brother, I was eager to see if the E-PM1 could serve as an all-purpose camera for capturing everything from adventure […]

Dispatches: Wasatch 100, Part 1

Work on the Wasatch 100 short film began this morning before dawn at the East Mountain Wilderness Park Trailhead in Kaysville, UT. The competitors checked in at a small table illuminated by a single LED lantern, then milled about waiting for the race to begin. Some competitors sat on the asphalt  road wanting to give […]

Shooting in Low Light with the PEN E-P3

Shooting in low light with any camera takes more care and attention to your camera settings, lens selection and shooting style than shooting in broad daylight. That’s why I was quite pleased that one of the greatest improvements in the image quality of the Olympus PEN E-P3 is in its low light performance. Since low […]

Where Do We Belong? A Seed of A Thought

I wrote this earlier in the month and have been sitting on it hoping to write more. Rather than wait for that day, I thought I’d share it hoping it provides some food for thought for your weekend or the coming week. Where Do We Belong? A recurring thread of conversations I’ve had with other […]

Olympus Gray Batteries are Greener Batteries

When I opened the box to assemble my new Olympus E-5, I noticed the battery and charger is gray, not the traditional black. Since I’ve amassed a collection of the standard black batteries over the years, I wanted to find out what was behind the switch. I contacted Rich Pelkowski, Product Manager for the Olympus […]

Friday Round-up: The $2.99 Follow Focus, Revolutionary Data Visualization and Mr. Beam Takes On the World

The $2.99 Follow Focus. I came across this little tidbit last night, a jar opener turned follow focus and am game to give it a try. Thus weekend I’ll be making a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond (probably the only the you’ll hear that on my blog) and pick up one to test. I’ll […]