02 Apr '12: April 1st has come and gone so it's no joking matter that I've launched a new tutorial this day. Now's your chance to learn everything you always wanted to know about identifying and correcting for colour casts in your digital image files. What? You didn't even know what a colour cast is, let alone why you should want to correct it? If you do any post-processing/editing of photographs then you've been dealing with colour casts whether you knew it or not. But don't take my word for it: find out for yourself here.
09 Feb '12: Entry 6 of Dale's Dastardly Blog, 2012 Edition looks at the Olympus OM-D based on the now-official specs. Note: this is the last time I'm going to bother putting up a notice re a new blog entry. If you're interested, just bookmark my blog page and check back every few days.
06 Feb '12: Entry 5 of Dale's Dastardly Blog, 2012 Edition looks further into the soon-to-be-announced Olympus OM-D.
03 Feb '12: Entry 4 of Dale's Doubly Damned, Despicable, and Dastardly Blog, 2012 Edition is my crib-sheet to the bewildering maze of new mirrorless camera announcements over the past few months.
30 Jan '12: Going behind the scenes with four recent pictures, entry 3 of Dale's Doubly Damned, Despicable, and Dastardly Blog, 2012 Edition gives you a first hand look into the twisted world of a madman at work. Not for the faint of heart.
26 Jan '12: Hand your favourite camera to a non-photographer and chances are they'll turn pale looking at the complex array of controls. To see how this complexity can be dramatically reduced while improving functionality go straight to Entry 2 of Dale's Damnably Demented Blog, 2012 Edition.
23 Jan '12: Olympus is now teasing in advance of its release of a new OM-D line of cameras. This gives me to meditate to the tune of You Can't Go Home Again. For details read Dale's Damnably Demented Blog, 2012 Edition.
21 Jan '12: So you have a killer dSLR – but what to carry in your pocket for when an SLR is just too much camera? Here's my take on Canon's latest raw-capable pocket camera: Canon S100 User Report.
21 Jan '12: I'm now officially retired from my day job after 40 plus years in the work force. This on top of becoming an empty-nester not too long ago. This combination gives me plenty of free time to devote to this web site. Hence my new year's resolution for 2012: make it worth your while to check for new content on this site at least once per week. I even plan to re-launch my blog and update it with frequent content.
19 Sep '11: If you frequent this site you very likely do a fair amount of printing of your own pictures. For your personal use you likely have a favourite paper that doesn't break the bank. But what if you need to really impress as in a gallery or collector client? Here's a good sampling of what's available when price per sheet is no object: A Survey of Inkjet Fibre Papers.
10 Sep '19: The Four Stages of Aesthetic Development.
19 Aug '11: blog. Feel free to respond to individual entries; I promise your ego will be protected by whatever alias/handle you care to provide.
17 Aug '11: Ten new images added to the Now What? portfolio above. The landscapes were done with the Nikon D7000, and so far I haven't found a way to dumb them down successfully for web viewing. The sharpening is wrong and the colours are too dull, but they at least give a rough idea of the compositions.
24 Jul '11: I've been back into photography for several months now after taking a year-long music sabbatical. To mark my return I herewith post Nikon D7000, an eclectic's user report. Was I right to trade in my trusty Pentax K20D for a Nikon D7000? Will a mere 2 lb. camera solve all the world's problems? Has my writing style grown any more approachable or any less bizarre? Was writing a technical document really a good way to spend a week's vacation? All yours to discover therein.
As we all realize the human species has pretty much taken over the planet, marginalizing other species. This is a small bit of compensation but every loaf of bread I buy has two heels that rarely get eaten. It costs a few seconds to dice or tear them up, put them back in the empty bag, then take that outdoors to scatter where birds and/or squirrels are likely to find them. Caveats: no white bread, please: only whole grain; and only distribute in human-inhabited areas, not in forests, nature preserves, etc.