induro clamp change
By request, in this post I’ll be showing you how to change the quick release clamp on an Induro ballhead. It’s easy to do and the basic procedure applies to many common ballheads.

Ballhead Clamp Change



A quick example of an image converted with Silver Efex Pro.
  Google’s Nik Collection is now free of charge! If you’re not familiar with it, this is a collection of excellent plugins that work with Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. I am especially fond of Silver Efex Pro for B&W conversion. Now that the collection is free, if you use the compatible […]

Nik Collection now FREE!



Adobe Lightroom running in OS X
Many of the photographers I know use their iPhones to make a lot of pictures. Sometimes for creative purposes, sometimes for documentary or practical purposes, but in any case the images tend to add up rather quickly. Getting them off the phone is something you might take for granted if […]

Transferring photos from your iPhone to your Mac


lens_repair
Back in November, the shutter 80mm lens for my Hasselblad went bad. The high speeds (1/60 and above) started going a little funky then stopped working altogether. This was a problem. When your favorite lens for your favorite camera goes bad, it’s distressing. The results were also frustrating. The thin and missing […]

Recommendation: Lens Repair in Shanghai


Dilution M in action.
This post is made up of miscellaneous news. Don’t expect any big ideas, ok? I recently took a week off from teaching and spent most of my time wandering around with a camera. Also got through a couple dozen rolls of film processing as well. I still have a lot […]

A Vacation



The new notebook!
I’m big on taking notes in all areas of my life. I find it to be a valuable practice as well as an enjoyable one. And today I proved to myself yet again the importance of taking notes in photography. For a couple years now I’ve been using the excellent […]

Another Reason to Keep Development Notes


iPhone shot of negs drying in my shower stall, reversed and tweaked in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people remark about the magic of seeing a print come up in the developer tray in a darkroom the first time they made a print. Usually, such a remark is followed up by further information about how this was the precise moment […]

Where’s the magic for you?


Hasselblad 500CM with 80mm f/2.8 CF T* and waist level finder.
A funny thing happened yesterday. I was getting a bag and camera ready to take out with me, and decided to throw the 45º prism on my Hasselblad for the sake of variety. So, I swapped finders and then gave the setup a look to make sure I didn’t need […]

The Hasselblad Trained My Brain



20140523-075830-28710156.jpg
Blogging from my phone? Not sure how much I’ll use this, but worth a try. Pictured: Mamiya RZ67 on my Induro CT213 and Manfrotto 410 while doing garden still-lifes yesterday. Also, I checked and that is the proper plural of still-life.

A Test