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Sunday Reading List

The Sunday Reading List was something I wanted to be a regular feature. I wanted to list the articles (long reads) that I had discovered and completed reading during the week; articles that had an impact on me and that I felt may be beneficial for others to read. On the various reactions of people who encounter names with which they are unfamiliar. One is the nicknamers—people who come across a name like Rajendrani and announce, “We’ll just call you…

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The Wide Angle Lens

As a landscape photographer I’ve been lucky enough to spend time photographing Iceland, parts of Canada, and much of the western USA. Thankfully I’ve picked up a few things along the way. In this article I want to share one of the most important tools in my bag: the wide angle lens. Derek Kind The widest lens I have is an AF-S Nikkor 18-55m f/3.5-5.6. On an APS-C sensor camera like my Nikon D5100, this is lens provides the same…

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Preparing your photo for an exhibit

I’m getting inquiries about how to prepare for the upcoming Somerset Photography Meetup group exhibit at the Adult Day Center of Somerset County. There are a few things to think about before making your print: print size, matting and framing. Loren Fisher I recently used Loren's advice when preparing prints for two photo exhibits.…

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On blogs

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If you had to categorise this site, in terms of what it is, you’d almost certainly call it a blog. That’s what I usually call it, too, for ease more than anything else. The thing is, that’s sort of an ugly word.Matt Gemmell I stopped calling this site a blog a few months ago. I feel more confident when I tell someone that I write articles for a photography and Mac technology website.…

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College?

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On a Friday morning in April, I strapped on a headset, leaned into a microphone, and experienced what had been described to me as a type of time travel to the future of higher education. ... The system had bugs—it crashed once, and some of the video lagged—but overall it worked well, and felt decidedly unlike a normal classroom. For one thing, it was exhausting: a continuous period of forced engagement, with no relief in the form of time when my…

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