Hasselblad 55 extension tube

Spring is here and it is time for me to start my eighth season working on my Memory Pods series, especially since my back yard Aloe Vera subjects are sprouting their bloom stalks (see below). In 2016 I had acquired a 32-E extension tube (32mm) for my Hasselblad with the 120mm Makro lens. After using... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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