My SmugMug Labor Continues

I’ve been working ferociously uploading photos to SmugMug. In fact, at this point, I’ve uploaded over 13,000 photos–literally. The Re-Org I’m not sure I’m even halfway! I’m re-organizing the photos, and that takes a good bit of time. I’ve tried really, really hard not to edit any of the photos–an all but impossible task. I see a photo from even… Continue reading

Silent But Busy with SmugMug

I’ve been silent on my blog for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been crazy busy with blog-related work: SmugMug. I have been exploring a solution to permanently replace SlideShow Pro, the best self-hosting photo solution I’ve ever seen. Sadly, it no longer is supported—a victim of the new internet standards and the death of old technology like Flash. In… Continue reading

Okay, Okay! I Was Wrong! Yes, Again…

This past weekend I did another one of my treks1 up Mount Tamalpais. I love being up there, especially when the fog and clouds are doing their etherial dances. Yes, you can expect another time lapse soon! I had positioned my tripod at the edge of a pullout on the side of the road–a pullout with a stunning view. An… Continue reading

I’m Fixin’ to…

That’s what we say in the south when we’re about to do something. I’m fixin’ to go on a video shooting spree—shooting video (with a camera) of everything I can in the bay area. In preparation for this adventure, I’ve been doing some test shots with my 3 cameras: the GoPro, iPhone, and Canon 5Dmk2. I would prefer to travel… Continue reading

Cropping, Aspect Ratios, Crop Orientation, and Overlays in Lightroom

This tutorial needs a slightly faster pace, but Helen does a great job answering some questions I’ve grappled with in frustration concerning changing the crop orientation while using a fixed aspect ratio in Lightroom. I could never figure it out. It’s so easy when you know the magic trick!… Continue reading

Aperture 2.0 and Lightroom 2.0

Apple has some really great ideas in their Aperture software. I really like several of the implementations of the tools–very intuitive and natural. But when Apple’s own software can not run on Apple’s own state-of-the-art, top-of-the-line hardware without constant, serious, and totally annoying issues, it’s no good. I’ve posted before that I’ve abandoned Apple’s Aperture myself. For years now, Apple… Continue reading