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Do You Know the Health of Your Hard Drives?

Do You Know the Health of Your Hard Drives? Awhile back I shared some very interesting information regarding a backup service we use called Backblaze. Backblaze is an automated way to back up my many terabytes of external hard drives. The service is worth noting again by itself, but they…

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David Vaskevitch Mylio’s lead photographer and driving force. Oh did I mention CEO?

Mylio CEO David Vaskevitch Guest Post

Mylio CEO David Vaskevitch Guest Post. Many of you know that I’m very excited about a new software program I’m using called Mylio. There has been some confusion about exactly what Mylio is, how it works, and why you might want to use it.  It does work with the cloud, but…

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Michael Cromwell Orvis Image

NE Explorer Michael Cromwell’s Photo on Orvis

Congratulations to NE Explorer Mike Cromwell whose photo has recently been published on the Orvis website! The photo appears alongside an article discussing the importance of saving the oyster reefs of Chesapeake Bay. Mike grew up and still resides near Chesapeake Bay and took this particular photo in 2012. To see the full…

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Mylio May Just Be the Next Big DAM Thing

Mylio May Just be the Next Big DAM Thing. A few months ago I introduced the readers of this blog to a new piece of software called Mylio by way of my friend Kevin Gilbert’s guest appearance on TheGrid. When I first heard of Mylio, my gut reaction was hmmm…that’s kind of a…

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Red-Eyed tree frog. Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. Lumix GH4, 45mm Macro, FL360 in wireless mode.

The Lumix Diaries Costa Rica Macro Shoot

Have spent the last two nights shooting macro photography here in Costa Rica. This is my first year shooting nothing but the Lumix system and what a joy it is to carry such a lightweight and easy-to-use macro system. Gone is the difficulty of having to get on my belly…

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A beautiful roseate spoonbill photographed along the coast in central Florida. GH4 with 40-150mm F/2.8 and 1.4 teleconverter. ISO 1600

One Year Shooting the Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review

One Year Shooting the Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review. My how time flies when you’re having fun, and fun is what I’ve had since purchasing the first of my two Panasonic Lumix GH4’s back in April of 2014. As usual, this post is not a technically in-depth review of the GH4 but rather…

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Photo of FZ1000 courtesy of Imaging Resource. Follow this link to their FZ100 review.

Thoughts on Downsizing to Lumix Cameras

Dear Tim and Kooksie, Great to hear from you. Sounds like you’ve been having some wonderful adventures and using your gear. That’s always nice to hear. Ok, so speaking of gear. I’m still a big fan of the Lumix system, actually even more than I was when we met. The…

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Here's the cover to the book Doug alerted me to.

Doug Bray Suggests Book for OM-D EM-1

Thanks Doug. Great information for the MFT readers. I noticed they also have a book on the GH4 which I may just order myself. Really appreciate the heads.

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Ivory Gull in Svalbard, Norway.

Ivory Gulls Suffer From Sea Loss Due to Global Warming

Ivory gulls suffer from sea loss due to global warming. While gulls aren’t quite the iconic poster-animals of climate change as polar bears, they are one of many arctic species feeling the heat from global warming. Like polar bears, ivory gulls (Pagophila eburnea) count sea ice as their habitat, and…

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The excellence of Micro Four Thirds graphic from the MFT web site.

Small Camera Big Pictures Micro Four Thirds Explained

Small Camera Big Pictures Micro Four Thirds Explained. I recently became aware of a website that does an excellent job explaining the benefits of the smaller Micro Four Thirds cameras and why they produce such high quality images with such a small sensor. You can get to this very interesting but technical site…

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