Digital Photo Archives :: A Blessing or a Pain?


During an afternoon conversation with a photography professor and longtime friend we drifted into how sad it would be if we lost all of our film archives. Each of us has a considerable “stash” encompassing 50+ years of negatives and transparencies shot in everything from 110 to 8″ x10″ sheet [...] Read more »

Is 3D More of a Pain Than It’s Worth?


The industry seem intent that 3D will permeate everything from movies to still photography and video all the way to smartphone displays. The promises of grandeur sound as if we’re being thrown into new and valuable dimension. Yet, beyond these promises little has been done to address the unwarranted side [...] Read more »

If Only People Would Use These Bullets


If everyone used these bullets the world would be a safer place. There would be no catastrophic effects, no werewolves, and hopefully no data loss. Meet the USB 2.0 Bullet Flash Drives. These gold or silver 50-caliber bullets are waterproof, rugged, and easily tuck away in a pocket. There’s a [...] Read more »

Observations on Digital Cameras from CES 2011


CES is the big consumer show held annually in Las Vegas. It’s a mixture of photography, audio, video, gaming, automobiles, appliances and everything imaginable and in-between. Most of the recognizable names in photography has some kind of presence there including Canon, Nikon, Casio, Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic. Remembering that CES [...] Read more »

CliQ 2011 Is New Name of PMA 2011


PMA is set to announce that its Las Vegas Convention will be known as “CliQ 2011.” Set for September at the Las Vegas Convention Center the newly named event appears to be aimed at returning to the days of yesteryear with a very optimistic goal of bringing in 25,000 people! [...] Read more »

Staring Back Into the New Year – 2011

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Staring back into the New Year here are a few things to contemplate when it comes to 2011: 1. Why is it that people always ask this question before buying a new camera: “What is the best digital camera for photography?” Does it surprise you to guess that probably 90% [...] Read more »

Get to Know Your New Camera :: Tips for the Season


Many of you may have received a new digital camera this holiday season. Here are a few tips to get you off and running as smoothly as possible. There’s nothing that brings joy as great holiday images. It all begins with knowing how the digital cameras work regardless of whether [...] Read more »

The Gift of Video for Holiday Memories :: Tips for the Season


With the holidays approaching so quickly here are tips to help you improve video capture so that your clips can be viewed year-after-year. Traditionally this is a time where many family members get together providing a wonderful opportunity to put these experiences down using audio and video. With that in [...] Read more »

The Future of 3D Seems to be More Dimensionally 2D


An article in Channel News entitled “3D Goes From Hype to Xmas Flop. So What’s Next?” tends to paint a rather dismal picture of 3D, at least from an Australian perspective. It’s no secret that 3D, at least in its current design, is rather expensive and annoying at the same [...] Read more »