What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 15 2019

Today is one of the few days that you could type out – 6/15/19 – and turn the date 180 degrees and it would still read approximately the same.  You can do this next Tuesday as well – 6/18/19.  After that … not so much. But here’s something you can do that doesn’t involve flipping…

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It’s not just an XTC song…

All right.  I want to use some of my experimental film for this project.  A quick check of my archives revealed I had four packs of Revolog boutique film – Revolog is an Austrian company who makes small batches of distressed 35mm film, that when processed provides striking colors or scratches or stripes or what…

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K-Chuck Radio: It’s more 70’s hits you totally forgot about!

Every so often, I’ll come across an online streaming radio station that will have plenty of classic oldies on it.  And then, all of a sudden, there will be a track that I’ve never heard before – but it sounds totally awesome.  Now if the streaming radio station doesn’t announce the title or the artist,…

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How to focus stack in Photoshop CS6 for tack-sharp images

I’ve spent time working on focus stacking my macro images.  But I’ve been inconsiderate.  I should share my techniques with you, my blog readers, in case you want to try this on your own. So here’s my first-ever tutorial on how to use Photoshop (I have the CS6 version) to take multiple images and convert…

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So where’s my paid-for portfolio review, LensCulture?

I hate feeling cheated.  I really do. Here’s the thing.  I enter photography competitions with the understanding that if I get any of my artworks to the award stage, I’m happy, and if I don’t get them to the award stage, I try harder for next time. Last November, my friend Melissa Simser Iovino (she’s…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 8 2019

Rise and shine everybody, it’s time to enjoy another great weekend.  But before we do that … let’s get a cup of coffee, maybe a little breakfast of eggs and bacon, and read the blog posts and observations from the good bloggers and photographers and podcasters from my blogroll.  I hope you enjoy. BLOGS FOR…

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So about those three roses and a bottle of mineral water…

Last week, I showed off some lenticular-like photos – the subject was three home-colored roses that were arranged in a bottle of Saratoga Vichy mineral water.  Looked sorta like this. It looks nice …kinda funky … but, as you can see, a small breeze kissed some of the blue petals during my shoot, which caused…

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Can CivMix take the spot of All Over Albany?

Let’s first remember the great website All Over Albany, the independent site that featured the best and most interesting and noteworthy happenings in the 518.  Such a great site.  I still miss it today. And with that, I have news.  There’s a new Albany-based cultural website that just went live earlier this week. It’s called…

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