June 2nd, 1030

This month I'm humbled beyond belief.  We have really great contributions from BigJoe, Charles, Tom, and Dana making this one of best (and longest) columns ever.    Let's start with "Used Cameras, Great Bargains" where I talk about the fantastic deals to be had with professional level full frame DSLR's in the $1000 range.  Then BigJoe takes us to our Feature Destination with "Seoul City Parks Part I, Gyeongbokgung The National Palace with the Canon 5d Mark III", while Charles teaches us to make nice panoramics with "How to Capture Panoramic Photographs With a DSLR", while Tom Tweedel gives us two great reviews "Portrait Professional Software Review" and "Silver Efex Pro 2 Review", and then we'll have our News For the Month of May 6th through June 2nd, followed my questions from Rick titled  "Telephoto Lens Choices and Syncing in Lightroom", and finishing out this month is a Thailand Photo Story by Dana titled "Lens Cap Stories." Something for everybody.  Give them a read.   Thank you BigJoe, Dana, Tom and Charles.

 

This month I'm humbled beyond belief.  We have really great contributions from BigJoe, Charles, Tom, and Dana making this one of best (and longest) columns ever.    Let's start with "Used Cameras, Great Bargains" where I talk about the fantastic deals to be had with professional level full frame DSLR's in the $1000 range.  Then BigJoe takes us to our Feature Destination with "Seoul City Parks Part I, Gyeongbokgung The National Palace with the Canon 5d Mark III", while Charles teaches us to make nice panoramics with "How to Capture Panoramic Photographs With a DSLR", while Tom Tweedel gives us two great reviews "Portrait Professional Software Review" and "Silver Efex Pro 2 Review", and then we'll have our News For the Month of May 6th through June 2nd, followed my questions from Rick titled  "Telephoto Lens Choices and Syncing in Lightroom", and finishing out this month is a Thailand Photo Story by Dana titled "Lens Cap Stories." Something for everybody.  Give them a read.   Thank you BigJoe, Dana, Tom and Charles.

 

May 30th, 1150

Adobe releases the highly anticipated update to Lightroom 4.1RC, Version 4.1.  This adds several new features and hopefully improves performance as this was a main complaint amongst many users.   I'll let you know what I think after using it for a few days.

 

Adobe releases the highly anticipated update to Lightroom 4.1RC, Version 4.1.  This adds several new features and hopefully improves performance as this was a main complaint amongst many users.   I'll let you know what I think after using it for a few days.

 

May 26th, 1500

Bangkok Images regularly reviews imaging and related software from most of the major developers and we approach most of these from a beginner to intermediate photographers perspective as the rest of our site is built for.  I don't have the time to review everything personally, though in most cases I've been a regular user for years.  Recently I've had help from our review team, and Tom Tweedel who has written many excellent travel reports about his trips to China has lended his voice and experience to our reviews. Today Tom Tweedel reviews Silver Efex Pro Version 2. This is software I've owned and used for a long time, but through our review licenses I was able to let Tom try out their latest and I think you're going to enjoy this one.  Many of you have commented on my black and white processing and no you can see the software I use for a good number of my black and white conversions.  Give it a read, I'm sure you'll find it full of valuable information.

 

Bangkok Images regularly reviews imaging and related software from most of the major developers and we approach most of these from a beginner to intermediate photographers perspective as the rest of our site is built for.  I don't have the time to review everything personally, though in most cases I've been a regular user for years.  Recently I've had help from our review team, and Tom Tweedel who has written many excellent travel reports about his trips to China has lended his voice and experience to our reviews. Today Tom Tweedel reviews Silver Efex Pro Version 2. This is software I've owned and used for a long time, but through our review licenses I was able to let Tom try out their latest and I think you're going to enjoy this one.  Many of you have commented on my black and white processing and no you can see the software I use for a good number of my black and white conversions.  Give it a read, I'm sure you'll find it full of valuable information.

 

May 19th, 1340

Tom Tweedel is one of our three software reviewers and he just put up a great review on Portrat Professional.  This is an interesting package offering features you won't find anywhere else.  I wrote a bit about it hereCheck out Tom's Review here.

 

Tom Tweedel is one of our three software reviewers and he just put up a great review on Portrat Professional.  This is an interesting package offering features you won't find anywhere else.  I wrote a bit about it here.  Check out Tom's Review here.

 

May 12th, 0940

Tom Tweedel is back with more thoughts about his new Fuji x100 which of course he had to go buy after borrowing mine and learning first hand what a great all around camera it is.  But who can blame him?  Read his first review here, and his new follow up review here..

 

Tom Tweedel is back with more thoughts about his new Fuji x100 which of course he had to go buy after borrowing mine and learning first hand what a great all around camera it is.  But who can blame him?  Read his first review here, and his new follow up review here..

 

May 6th, 0740

My son and I just returned from the County Auto Show where we showed our Mustang Cobra.  We had hoped to participate in the Autocross event, but they were held at the same time and we couldn't race and show the car at the same time.  We have another Autocross event on June 4th and I'm sure we'll be in that one!  I wanted to share a couple photos taken in the bright afternoon sun with my Fuji x100.

 

My son and I just returned from the County Auto Show where we showed our Mustang Cobra.  We had hoped to participate in the Autocross event, but they were held at the same time and we couldn't race and show the car at the same time.  We have another Autocross event on June 4th and I'm sure we'll be in that one!  I wanted to share a couple photos taken in the bright afternoon sun with my Fuji x100.

Fuji x100  @F8  1/600th  ISO 200

 

My son and I just returned from the County Auto Show where we showed our Mustang Cobra.  We had hoped to participate in the Autocross event, but they were held at the same time and we couldn't race and show the car at the same time.  We have another Autocross event on June 4th and I'm sure we'll be in that one!  I wanted to share a couple photos taken in the bright afternoon sun with my Fuji x100.

Fuji x100  @F8  1/640th  ISO 200

 

May 5th 0800

We put up six new articles this week.   Our Feature Photograph is "Welcome to the World Landon", followed by "Thailand Trip Report" by the Rickster, with a new feature "Anatomy of a Workshop" which should be a 'must read' for everybody.  Our questions and answers section has "Questions About Selective Saturation, Long Lens Use, and adding Contacts to an Android Phone."  We have the News For The Month of April 8th through May 5th 2012, and finally Dana gives us another great Thailand Photo Story titled "Sometimes A Picture Is Not Enough." 

 

We put up six new articles this week.   Our Feature Photograph is "Welcome to the World Landon", followed by "Thailand Trip Report" by the Rickster, with a new feature "Anatomy of a Workshop" which should be a 'must read' for everybody.  Our questions and answers section has "Questions About Selective Saturation, Long Lens Use, and adding Contacts to an Android Phone."  We have the News For The Month of April 8th through May 5th 2012, and finally Dana gives us another great Thailand Photo Story titled "Sometimes A Picture Is Not Enough."

 

April 28th 0310

Adobe just released Lightroon 4.1 Release Version 2 which supports 14 new cameras and fixes several bugs.  You can download your copy here.

 

Adobe just released Lightroon 4.1 Release Version 2 which supports 14 new cameras and fixes several bugs.  You can download your copy here.

 

April 21st, 1545

I just posted my review on the Nest Learning Thermostat, perhaps the oddist thing I've ever reviewed on this site.  And the most fascinating.  The Apple Engineer who invented the Ipod designed and marketed this futuristic thermostat and I've been using it 3-4 weeks now and it's so unusual I wanted to share it with you. Don't miss this full in-depth review on Nest's Learning Thermostat.

 

I just posted my review on the Nest Learning Thermostat, perhaps the oddist thing I've ever reviewed on this site.  And the most fascinating.  The Apple Engineer who invented the Ipod designed and marketed this futuristic thermostat and I've been using it 3-4 weeks now and it's so unusual I wanted to share it with you. Don't miss this full in-depth review on Nest's Learning Thermostat.

 

April 20th, 0230

I'll be in Thailand and available for workshops from June 22nd though July 20th. I've already got several days booked, so if you're interested contact me and we'll pencil in a date for you.  If you have questions, special requests, anything at all, email me at info@bangkokimages.com  and I'll get back to you immediately.

 

I'll be in Thailand and available for workshops from June 22nd though July 20th. I've already got several days booked, so if you're interested contact me and we'll pencil in a date for you.  If you have questions, special requests, anything at all, email me at info@bangkokimages.com  and I'll get back to you immediately.

 

April 15th, 1415

I'm sorry for not doing much in the photography area these last few weeks.  Somehow I've found myself sidetracked into the website development and video capture areas, both new areas for me so I've had a lot to learn.  Some of the learning has paid off, if you look around the site you'll notice some of the markup HTML I wrote for the other site is much better than I paid to have done for this site, so I put it to work in our sidebar areas where you'll see a more attractive text layout, pictures in the right perspective, and on the blog index pages the pictures are in the right perspective as well. 

So far so good, and more cool changes will happen as I incorporate new ideas.  Thank you for your patience and I encourage you to keep stopping by, I have a few reviews coming out next week you'l llove, one review is so far from photography it really doesn't belong on this site, but once you read it you'll want one too!

 

April 9th, 1120

Sorry folks, I forgot to tell you 6 new articles have been put up this Saturday morning.  Our feature photograph is titled "Extreme Image Processing" and is a fun look at processing images at a later time and getting a lot out of them.  Then, Tom Tweedel gives us another travel report from inside China called "Guangzhou China."  Then we have a must read SSD review titled "Intel 520 Series 240gb Cherryville SSD Review", News For the Month of March 4th through April 7th, readers questions covering HDR, Memory Cards, and the Canon SX40.  And finally, Dana graces our Thailand Photo Stories page with a heartfelt introspective called "Take a Picture!"

 

Sorry folks, I forgot to tell you 6 new articles have been put up this Saturday morning.  Our feature photograph is titled "Extreme Image Processing" and is a fun look at processing images at a later time and getting a lot out of them.  Then, Tom Tweedel gives us another travel report from inside China called "Guangzhou China."  Then we have a must read SSD review titled "Intel 520 Series 240gb Cherryville SSD Review", News For the Month of March 4th through April 7th, readers questions covering HDR, Memory Cards, and the Canon SX40.  And finally, Dana graces our Thailand Photo Stories page with a heartfelt introspective called "Take a Picture!"

 

April 3rd, 0900

I've just put up a review on the hottest SSD available in the SATA form factor.  The Intel 520 Series 240gb Cherryville SSD is the new standard which will be recommended in every custom computer build where speed and reliablity are the main priorities.  Read our review here to see why I'm so enthused about this new SSD.

 

I've just put up a review on the hottest SSD available in the SATA form factor.  The Intel 520 Series 240gb Cherryville SSD is the new standard which will be recommended in every custom computer build where speed and reliablity are the main priorities.  Read our review here to see why I'm so enthused about this new SSD.