Canon 5D – First Impressions

I finally dipped deep into the piggy bank to upgrade my digital SLR camera from my trusted steed, a relatively old Canon D60, to a brand-spankin’ new Canon 5D.  It’s difficult to compare these two cameras since 1) there have been several generations of Canon DSLRs between my two versions, 2) the D60 is an “enthusiast” [...]

Gadget Review – Canon SD600 Compact Digital Camera

Pros – Small – Fast – Reasonable pictures for small prints – Big LCD Cons – No aperture size or shutter speed controls – Grainy/noisy pictures for large prints – Small color saturation variance with ISO setting

While making plans to cycle through Holland, I decided it was time to upgrade my old [...]

Compact Digital Cameras – ISO, Focal Length, Resolution and Disappointment

Photography is one of my six million hobbies, but sometimes it gets more than its fair share of my time and attention. With no real artistic talent, I focus my photographic energies on the bits and bytes of creating passable digital images.

While my tool of choice is a digital SLR (right now a several [...]

Apple Aperture

Last week I attended a seminar put on by Apple and Canon on Apple’s new Aperture product.  Targeted at professional photographers, but clearly usable by advanced amateurs, Aperture appears to have the following functional goals:

Handling of RAW files (non-compressed or processed pictures) Loads of printing options Project management Non-destructive image processing