Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Use rechargeable batteries frequently?  Strobe batteries like AAs or other sizes?  I found some really useful Battery caddies from  These were originally developed for pilots to avoid fumbling, they are a very compact and secure solution to batteries floating abound a camera bag or boat bag.

Visit their site for all sizes and products.


I am very excited about this one.  The Lightroom BETA 2 is here with VIDEO SUPPORT!  The Beta Ver 1 had improved Watermarking capability, but this is great now that it recognizes Videos.  You can not use the develop module at the moment, but in Library Mode, you can do keywording and other Metadata tasks.  FINALLY! Thank you Adobe.

In addition, there is now:
- DIRECT TETHERED CAPTURE for select Canon and Nikon cameras
- Point Curve behavior like Photoshop Curves on the Tone Curve
- Improved Noise Reduction with Luminance added
- Improved Watermark formatting
You can upgrade the Catalog you had been using in BETA 1 (Not your production Catalog)

The 11 min video below is really good.

Click here to see the Adobe Video on what's new.

Click here for the download.

Friday, March 12, 2010


The deadline for Workshop registration is now CLOSED.  CLICK HERE FOR THE ON-LINE DELIVERY OF THIS SEMINAR.  The Seminar at the bottom is still open.  Please e-mail for details of the next On-line Workshop.

Digitizing, Organizing & Protecting your Photos:  

This workshop will show you how to:

1.  Digitize your slides and negatives collection at home by using a Digital SLR to copy slides and negatives; 

2.  How to use Adobe Lightroom for organizing the archive and saving files in the archival DNG format; and, how to use Digital Asset Management (DAM) techniques for developing disciplined, searchable hard drives.  

3. Learn how to protect your archive by backing- up using a simple strategy of “3:2:1” by having three copies of each file, using two different media and storing one off site. 

 The three hour workshop is $65.00



















Sunday, March 28, 2010 2:00 - 3:00pm Seminar at Beneath-The-Sea Conference. 

La Paz, Mexico and the Sea Lions of Los Islotes. Meadowlands Exposition Center 


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

NEW IDEA - Pentax Optio W90

We like new thinking, new ideas and innovation.  Not "Me too!"   Here is a point and shoot from Pentax that looks interesting.

What's new:
  • Three small flash units that surround the lens like a ringflash
  • Close macro capability, "Digital Microscope" mode (reason for the flash units)
  • Waterproof to 20'

Click here to see the dPreview review.

Click here to go to the Pentax site.

Click here to see my Underwater galleries.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


We are just back from Florida where we were photographing the Manatees of Crystal River.  Check here soon for links to the articles that we wrote for  The articles will cover shooting Manatees and the logistics of swimming with them and human interactions with these magnificent creatures.

Check the schedule to the left for dates for the presentations.

In the meantime, click here to see some of the photos from the trip.