Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For Those Of Us Who Need Glasses!

Clic Magnetic Glasses, thats right. I discovered a great style of readers that are great for us photographers. I do not use my glasses for actually taking the shot, but definitely need glasses to view the images on the back LCD screen, change settings, etc. I would carry expensive glasses with me and then end up laying them down and sitting on them or having them drop on the ground. Then I went to the Walgreens specials, ok less expensive, but still sat on them or drove off with them on the roof of the car. THEN I saw these. They hang around your next at a perfect length and come together when you need them with a snap. I have had my pair for a few months now and they are very durable and have worked a treat! Have a look and see what you think, but they might just be what you have been looking for. One of the websites you can find them is .

Monday, November 8, 2010

HEADS UP With Regards to the New Niksoftware Program HDR Efex Pro

I will say first of all Niksoftware has to this point created some wonderful programs for us photographers. They were the creators of the control point way of editing that makes NX2 so easy to use. Most of them are plug-ins for either the Nikon program NX2 or the Photoshop line of editors. But their newest edition to their line of programs, HDR Efex Pro, has caused a fair bit of problems, as in crashing CS5. I am one of those that is having issues. So, for anyone thinking of buying it, I would suggest downloading the trial first and see that it works on your machine. To Nik's credit they are working with many of us to come up with a solution. I will keep you informed with what comes from Nik as to their solution. Their website is

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Best Parts of NX2

I use NX2 for all my Nef post processing. I prefer how it renders my files and it has some really nice features to help with those hot areas. First I view my file using the top menu, view, show lost shadows and then show lost highlights. These views show me exactly where the image is hot and what colors need to be corrected. Then, in the menu's on the right I use highlight protection and shadow protection. After I am finished in NX2, I "save as" a 16-bit tiff, but you could also click "save" and NX2 will save the corrected version of your nef, leaving your original nef file alone. Or you could do both. The tiff file can be used in Photoshop for further work if needed.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Version of ViewNX- ViewNX 2 Available for Download

For those Nikon users, there is a new version of ViewNX, called ViewNX 2. The link is here for the US users, One thing that is good about using this application, if even just for viewing your images, is that it can show your focus point. Noticing where your focus point was can show you why and, more importantly, why not an image came out in focus or not. Well worth the look and of course ITS FREE!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Video of The Quick Action Harness in Action on a Boat

Hello to all!! The video that we took of me using the Quick Action Harness on the pontoon boat on Blue Cypress Lake has been uploaded to the Quick Action Harness website. I think it really shows of the harness well!! Here is the link .