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Canon 70D announcement

The new Canon 70d has just been announced, and it looks to be pretty good value.  The reception has been very positive for those who have managed to get their hands on early copies.  See below: (more…)

A question of Quick Release Plates….

If you use both Arca Swiss type QR plates and Manfrotto Bogen RC2 QR plates, you are in luck. There are hybrid plates available that suit both needs. If you skip to the bottom of my post, you will see what I recommend. For those interested in a bit of background, read on….. (more…)

Paul C. Buff Einsteins For High Speed Flash Applications

One of the really wonderful aspects about Einsteins is their flexibility. They have two modes: Action and Color. For most situations, the difference between these two modes is negligible; however it becomes significant in high speed flash applications. (more…)

Introduction To The Paul C. Buff Einstein 640WS Flash

I am writing this series of posts about the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 WS flash units (Einsteins) which have proven themselves to be such an asset to my photography that frankly, I don’t know what I would do without them. I use them in my studio, on location, on remote location and even for high speed flash. Those who know my hummingbird photography may be surprised to learn that I now pretty much use the Einsteins exclusively when I am shooting the birds at home…. (more…)

Dr JB Feeder Update

Hi All,

I know – an age since any updates, but I vow to do one at least every couple of weeks for the foreseeable future. I have finished school, returned from a phenomenal trekking trip to Nepal, and am now getting back into the thick of it with my photography.

One of my last posts was extolling the virtues of the new series of hummingbird feeders known as the Dr. JB Feeder. They are available from many distributors, but the main website is www.drjbs.com . This post explains a few caveats that I have discovered….. (more…)


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Dr JB Feeder Update

Hi All, I know – an age since any updates, but I vow to do one at least every couple of weeks …

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Cokin Creative Flash User Manual

There have been many requests from folks wanting an electronic copy of the User Manual that supporte…

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Canon 70D announcement

The new Canon 70d has just been announced, and it looks to be pretty good value.  The reception has…

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Cokin Creative Flash User Manual

There have been many requests from folks wanting an electronic copy of the User Manual that supporte…

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Over 10 gallons a week…..

  The people at Costco think I must have a really sweet tooth – I buy several 5lb bags of…

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