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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Aug 04, 2013 2 comments
What every photographer should own; add to that list an inexpensive collapsible reflector.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 28, 2013 0 comments
Sharpen your shooting skills by giving yourself an “assignment.”
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 21, 2013 0 comments
It used to be fun selecting film and developer combinations back in the Dim Ages of Photography, before digital happened. You can enjoy nearly the same experience today by processing images with Alien Skin Exposure 5.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 13, 2013 1 comments
After one of their most dramatic marketing build-ups in recent times, Leica unveiled the X Vario camera on June 11. I was fortunate to get a working sample—for just a few days—and put it through its paces. Here are my impressions.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 06, 2013 1 comments
The importance of a comfortable and secure camera strap is often taken too lightly. If you’re serious about your straps, check these out
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 29, 2013 1 comments
The only thing better than owning a high-end compact camera is owning two of the same model. At the risk of sounding extravagant or greedy, let me explain.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 20, 2013 1 comments
Shooting Soho with a Yellow Camera.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jun 26, 2011 6 comments
Here’s something you probably never expected me to write about: men’s shorts. To be specific, they are OKC Mesa Cargo Shorts and I bought them online from Cabela’s on sale for $15. There is a label inside that says “The Original Khaki Company” along with laundering instructions. That’s all I could find to identify the manufacturer.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jun 19, 2011 52 comments
Two lenses Sony Alpha owners shouldn’t be without: the 18-250mm all-in-one zoom and the 30mm f2.8 Macro.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 10, 2011 1 comments
Partly because I own some great Minolta glass (including a 17-35mm G-series zoom) and partly because one of my best friends in the whole world, Mickey Iwata, a former PMDA Technical Achievement Award winner, is in charge of the Sony Alpha DSLR/SLT accessories, I bought a Sony Alpha 55.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Apr 05, 2009 0 comments

If we’re to believe what it says on the energystar.gov website, breaking a Compact Fluorescent Light bulb is a scary proposition. CFLs contain mercury, the same stuff that’s in the fish we’re not supposed to eat. The gov’s FAQ suggests that if a mishap should occur, the first steps include ordering people and pets to vacate the area, airing out the room by opening a window for 15 minutes or longer, and shutting down the central forced-air heating system.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Sep 17, 2009 2 comments

Filters for Fall Foliage

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: May 06, 2010 1 comments

iPad Camera Connectivity Kit

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Nov 27, 2008 0 comments

On Thanksgiving morning I left home before eight and drove my Jeep 20 miles to photograph a farm I’ve been shooting for the past 15 years. Sometimes it’s hard to keep a relationship fresh and exciting for such a long period of time, but like an exciting woman, this subject reveals something new to me every time we meet.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Mar 05, 2009 0 comments

I’d forgotten how much fun Cokin Creative Filters can be. You remember Cokin—slotted plastic filter holder that attaches to many dissimilar lenses via inexpensive adapters, and square filters made of CR39 acrylic resin. The idea that is you can use the same set-up on just about every lens you own, even if they have different size filter threads. And because most of the filters are square, you can slide them up and down in the holder to adjust the effect. The few round filters can easily be rotated for the same reason.

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