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The Forgotten Man

August 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Classic Films | Leave A Comment »

The Forgotten Man

While the screwball comedy is a byproduct of the Great Depression, not every screwball comedy reflects the era head-on. My Man Godfrey (1936) is both a spoof of — and a commentary on — the financial inequities at the time. The movie-going public was well aware the Depression was hitting the poor much harder than […]

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Rethinking a Camera

August 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Leica Blog | Leave A Comment »

Rethinking a Camera

Does the way you approach a camera change much after using it for a year? It did for me. Check out my 33rd guest post for the Leica Camera Blog.

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moodscaper

August 22nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Tech Notes | Leave A Comment »

moodscaper

I was doodling around with the moodscaper app on my iPad, and I came up with this tune. There are no edits except to trim some silence at the beginning. I played it straight through using only the moodscaper app to create the various musical tones. The app is suitable for both experienced and novice […]

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Favorites

August 14th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Photography | Leave A Comment »

These are some of my favorite photos, from among the ones that I’ve shot over the past seven years. They were captured using various Leica cameras and lenses.

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Living on the Edge

August 3rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Classic Films | Leave A Comment »

Living on the Edge

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) is one of Howard Hawks’ best and most personal films. Hawks was a master of taking on the conventions of a genre and adding deeper meaning to its clichéd elements. At the same time, he was able to reinvigorate the entertainment aspects of the genre, so the end result is […]

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Vibrant Colors

This dye-based wide-carriage photo printer produces vibrant colors. Check out my review of the Canon Pixma Pro-100 in Computer Shopper.

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Pocket Cinema

Wow, it’s a pocket-sized pro-quality HD camcorder. Read my review of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in StudioDaily

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Keeping it RAW

Can this inexpensive photo-editing program compete with Lightroom? Check out my review of Corel AfterShot Pro at Digital Camera Review.

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Forge Ahead

Do you need to do some serious production-quality sound editing? You may want to read my review of Sony’s Sound Forge Pro 11 in StudioDaily