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   Everyone is having a blast with the new digital cameras and the medium is cheap. Digital memory cards are at an all time low and cameras are really inexpensive. Even if you don't have a computer, you can still go to Walgreens or some other store and look at the photos and get prints made of the ones you like. If you have a computer then you're really set. So if your considering a camera or looking for a light, easy to carry camera, or if you want to shoot videos in the desert then see the link below.

All you need to know about Point & Shoot Cameras

   Here's a few things you should know and some tricks that will help you to be a better photographer, no matter what your using to take pictures, P&S or D-SLR,  these tips will help. This help section is geared toward photography in the desert, but you will also be able to use this information anywhere your taking photographs. Don't miss the other links below.
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Helpful Hints, tips and using filters,    HELP

Tricks of the Trade

   You've been using a D-SLR for a while now but you want to learn more. How to get those photographs that make people say WOW? What software to use and why? How to make a photograph POP? How to protect your images on the web, and more? Photography basics will get you started in the right direction. Learn how your camera works and how it can improve your photography skills.

Helpful Articles!

Here are a few articles to help with your photography in this new digital age..

11/09/09        Protecting your images on the web.         Myths and Information.
11/09/09        Composition - Rule of thirds         Is it always necessary? Other issues.
10/12/16        HDR High Dynamic Range            Updated New Best software
01/11/10        Resizing, Optimizing, Saving         Includes sharpening - when to?
11/05/10        Cleaning the Camera, Lenses       Important - How to; correctly!
Kodak Brownie
Kodak Duaflex III
Kodak camera
12/10/09        Saving your Photographs              So you won't lose them!
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01/25/10        Replacing the Sky in Photos          Fixing a drab looking sky.
01/31/10        Photographing Desert Flowers      Ideas for great photos, tips & tricks.
02/18/10        Printing your photos                       How to and other options.

Corel's Imaging and Video Software

Home                   Animals                   Desert Map                     Photography                What's New?

   Events     Weather     Writer's Cafe     City Profiles     Life in the Desert      Local Happenings

11/22/10        Monitors and more                         Cleaning and color calibration!
01/03/11        Camera Hack                                 Improving Camera Performance!

02/17/11        Night Photography                          Getting the perfect Night Shot!

10/07/11        Panoramas                                     Making a great panorama!

Featured Photographer

Drones in the desert

12/08/11        Photography Basics                       With this you can do anything!

03/12/12        Making a Video                               Help making a video!

09/05/12        Photographing Sunsets                 Suggestions for gettting the best results!

09/26/12        ISO Settings                                   ISO test you should run on your camera!

   Events     Weather     Writer's Cafe     City Profiles     Life in the Desert      Local Happenings

12/13/13        Testing New Camera                     Is this camera right for you?

The latest promotions sponored by Topaz Labs can be found here.

2019 - Bill Algeyer

   We always watch Bill's JK southwest videos on Youtube, now we found out that he's also an avid photographer! And a good one! Take a minute, video slideshow included.

JPEGmini Review

   Really nice software for saving disc space and compressing file sizes without loosing image quality. It really does work! And it is reasonably priced software.

   Here's reviews on all the new 2019 Corel Software . The new PaintShop Pro and the new VideoStudio (Both in the Ultimate versions). Plus all the other software's that are included for free. Plus reviews of all their older versions.

09/15/14        Copyrights                                      Should you use them, how?

Topaz Labs, Plug-ins

   And now Topaz Labs has produced a "base" imaging software called "Studio" that is FREE to download and keep. This program works with hundreds of presets that are adjustable along with the original Plug-ins. Other base features included. Why pay for an imaging program, this one is free! Windows & Mac compatible!

09/06/15        Light Painting                                  Here's something you should try!

2015 - Denny Thurston

   We spend the entire year looking for a photographer in the desert with outstanding photographs and a unique style. Denny got this years nomination because he excels at both. He is a true "professional photographer".
   The latest technological advance in photography and videography. The 3 best choices are listed here. Less than $600.

Macphun Software, Mac, Apple

   If you're a professional or enthusiast using a Mac then here's a software package you should look into. The Creative Kit incorporates 6 individual softwares to improve your photography. Plus the new Aurora HDR software. Don't miss this!

02/12/17        Ephemeris                                      Rise and setting of the moon and sun.

Action Cams

   In your travels in the desert you'll want to record your every adventure. Here's how to do just that without spending a fortune. New GoPro Hero 2018 just $199.

07/08/17        Eclipses                                          Full or Partial Eclipses, tips & tricks.

2017 - Chet Steele

   Chet Steele's unique way of capturing landscapes and wildlife will also captivate you and you'll want to see more. Chet has a photographer's eye and an artist ability that makes you go OOOOH! See the slideshow and see what we mean!
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