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Date : March 2011

Book Review: Never Surrender (2008)

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Published on: 2011.03.28

Title: Never Surrender Author: LTG William G. Boykin (ret.) Subject: Boykin’s life and political career Genre: autobiography Publisher: Hachette Book Group I knew before I read Boykin’s book that it would have references to religion; my father gave the book to me and had already underlined several passages. What I didn’t realize until I began[…]

Stops

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Published on: 2011.03.16

In photography terms, a “stop” is a unit of exposure value. To change any exposure setting that doubles or halves the light your camera records is considered a “full stop.” The main thing to remember here is the factor of two. Multiply by two or divide by two to know what the next full stop[…]

San Marcos Premium Outlets

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Published on: 2011.03.11

Compared to the Gainesville Factory Shops (my review from 2008), the San Marcos Premium Outlets were amazing. Every shop space was being used and the food court had a variety of restaurants. We found some good deals on Wrangler shorts, Gap underwear, and a few other items. The high points It wasn’t too crowded, but[…]

Using Flash: Matching Outdoor & Indoor Exposure

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Published on: 2011.03.07

Creating images indoors can be tough because of low light levels, often creating camera-shake blur or dim and grainy pictures, but it gets even more difficult if there’s a window in the frame. Consider this example, a snapshot my wife took me of me in her Bronx apartment in 2006:

Should I Upgrade My Camera?

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Published on: 2011.03.06

No. If you have to ask this question, the answer is always “no”. When it’s time to “upgrade” your camera, you’ll know. I almost don’t want to say any more, but I’m a verbose person and there’s no one here to interrupt me, so I’ll continue.

Sometimes Your Camera DOES Matter

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Published on: 2011.03.04

1/25 sec., f/1.8, ISO3200 (Copyright © 2011 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) (View it larger)   In the photography world, you’ll often hear seminar speakers or bloggers insisting: “Your camera type isn’t important. What’s important is your photographic vision.” There are various rephrasings of this oft-repeated remark. I’m here today to play Devil’s[…]

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