Backing up – 2nd external Hard Drive

One aspect of digital photography that makes me really nervous is having a hard drive (HD) crash and losing all of the files, which includes lots and lots of digital photo images. So it has been my practice that I run two external hard drives that essentially mirror the contents of each other, although my... Continue Reading →

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Photo-blogging – What works?

  A few days back I has asked the rhetorical question Why (Photo) Blog? Needless to say I think I provided a lot of good reasons to consider starting a photo-blog. The question I get pinged the most is; what works? How can you create a potentially successful photo-blog to achieve what you want? So... Continue Reading →

Website Switch up to SquareSpace

Trabuco Flats, copyright 2018 Douglas Stockdale For those who might have followed the link to my website these past few days probably had a bit of a visual surprise when you were greeted with a brand new home page. So while I was taking some time to evaluate how I wanted to proceed with my Trabuco... Continue Reading →

Canon 24-105mm lens test revelation

detail (100% magnification), Canon 24-105mm L f/4 lens, at 105mm at f/9 copyright Douglas Stockdale Last Friday I had found myself in the local Canon Service shop in Costa Mesa regarding some issues with the bottom left corner of my images and was informed that I need the flange back repaired for my 5D Mark... Continue Reading →

7 Day Black & White Challenge

Compass 2017 copy right Douglass Stockdale A few days ago I was tagged for the 7 Day Black & White Challenge; Seven days. Black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Nominate someone. I was nominated by Kellie Webb and over the seven days I am to nominate someone else to pass this... Continue Reading →

Solving Crunchy photographs – part 2

San Diego, January 2017 (Middle Ground) copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale Back in early August, I was lamenting over some "crunchy" looking photographs and what I thought was the resolution to my problems. Now I am pretty sure I was not quite right, but nevertheless close since in fact I was very much over-sharpening my JPEG... Continue Reading →

How-to Photo Book donation

Technical Photo Book Donation, copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale I am running out of library space, plain and simple. My shelves are over-run and it is time to make some decisions as to what is going to go versus stay. Thus the low-hanging fruit to dispose of are all of my out-of-date how-to and technical photo... Continue Reading →

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