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Nikon D500 Review – Birds in Flight and more

By Brad R Lewis | May 30, 2016 | 1 Comment
Double-crested Cormorant, Herring Gull

This is not intended to be a qualitative review but examples of bird photos using the new Nikon D500 camera. It was typical may day on long the coast at near Estero Bay, just north of Morro Bay, a cool, windy day with a mixture of clouds and bright sunlight.  I had just received a…

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Smugmug RSS Gallery Test – WordPress and Beaver Builder

By Brad R Lewis | Mar 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Smugmug RSS Gallery Test – WordPress and Beaver Builder

Smugmug galleries have a unique RSS feed.  You can use the RSS Feed to display the gallery in WordPress using Beaver Builder Pro plugin.  This is a fast easy way to share your photos in a blog or page. If you manage your Smugmug galleries with Lightroom then as you update photos in Lightroom the…

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Beaver Builder Pro – Best Smugmug Plugin for WordPress

By Brad R Lewis | Mar 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Beaver Builder Pro – Best Smugmug Plugin for WordPress

Beaver Builder Pro has a unique Smugmug gallery feature that allows you to display a Smugmug gallery using its RSS feed. You could use the Smugmug share feature or at the bottom of each Smugmug gallery, in the footer, is a gallery specific RSS feed link.  Note – you need to have the Smugmug footer enabled or…

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Nikon D800 or Nikon D7100

By Brad R Lewis | Aug 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Nikon D800 or Nikon D7100

Since my friend Steve M was visiting from Chicago and he has both a Nikon D7100 and D800 we wanted to take some comparison shots.  I have been using a Nikon D600, Nikkor 300m f2.8 lens, 1.7x teleconverter since the first of the year.  Then in March I switched cameras to the D7100 primarily for…

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Rawhide for Aperture

By Brad R Lewis | Aug 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Rawhide for Aperture

Today I found a program that solves a problem I have been having with Aperture.  I typically take thousands, yes literally thousands, of photos per month and since I am hiking, GEO tagging the photos and using them for future reference I want to keep photos that are not that great, typically not tack-sharp.  The…

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Thunderbolt LaCie 5big 10TB Review – Fastest Drive Tested

By Brad R Lewis | Jun 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Thunderbolt LaCie 5big 10TB Review – Fastest Drive Tested

Wow, the speed test reviews were very accurate on Amazon.com and as far as quality my drives are very quiet. I also purchased a 3 meter Startech.com cable TBOLTMM3M. Based on the reviews most people saw good performance with setting up a RAID 0 with 3 drives and then another RAID 0 for the remaining…

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