Monthly Archives: April 2012

My week with the Gigapan, Day One

A stitched panoramic photo involves taking a series of images with a special camera mount, then stitching those images into a whole, using software to correct for the overlaps in images, and to un-distort the resulting file. This was my … Continue reading

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No new Nikon Scan, and Quicken is Slowen

Mr. Curmudgeon is grumpy – always. I had to replace my Nikon Scan software yesterday, and that’s OK, but it brings up a problem that happens occasionally in our “industry.” The problem is the obsolescence of perfectly good products. I … Continue reading

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Making “fake duotones” – or tinted images

While visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian last fall, I was impressed by a photo montage in one of the galleries. This is a section of the wall in the museum where hundreds of lovely portraits are … Continue reading

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An iPad and EyeFi card
bring the Holy Grail to pro photographers

I have found the Holy Grail of portrait and commercial photography! Yes, I have done it, and it’s working and I am thrilled. The Holy Grail is a combination of tools, specifically an Apple iPad, an EyeFi Pro X2 SD … Continue reading

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Drawing on the iPad is a joy with Paper

Blognosticator’s update – January 10, 2014: I have written a recent blog about a new Pencil tool sold by 53 to use with this app. You can read that post here. I have tried a variety of “natural” drawing apps on … Continue reading

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Cal Poly students win the annual Phoenix Challenge

At a conference in San Antonio, Texas, two weeks ago, the student team from Cal Poly took top honors for their redesign and printing of packaging materials for Cal Poly’s student-made chocolates. These are the redesigned chocolate products produced by … Continue reading

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TAGA presents two Bruno Awards to Adobe Systems pioneers

John Warnock and Jim King, both of Adobe Systems Incorporated, are recipients of the Michael H. Bruno Award for 2012. Jim King of Adobe Systems accepts the Michael H. Bruno Award at the 64th Technical Conference of the Technical Association … Continue reading

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