Joseph A. Dickerson
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Outdoor/Travel
Joseph A. Dickerson Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

A couple of years ago as Ann, my most significant other, and I were discussing where to go during our summer break she made a suggestion. Like most of her suggestions, this one proved to be a gem.

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Features
Joseph A. Dickerson Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Maybe you've considered large format. Perhaps you'd like to experience photography as Ansel Adams, Morley Baer, Edward Weston, and other pioneers did. It's a slower, more introspective kind of photography, but if you'd...

Pro Techniques
Joseph A. Dickerson Aug 01, 2006 0 comments

It's a well-known tenet that Perspective Control (PC) or tilt/shift lenses are intended for shooting architectural subjects. But who says you have to use them that way?

A PC lens lets you do a certain amount of tilt/shift, rise/fall control, a limited equivalent to a technique that view camera photographers can fully exploit via the...

Outdoor/Travel
Joseph A. Dickerson Aug 05, 2011 Published: Jun 01, 2011 0 comments
If you’re a sucker for forested mountains, fjords, alpine lakes, crystalline streams, seaside villages, and very cosmopolitan cities, well, one anyway, I’d like to introduce you to a special place. In addition, if you’re in North America anyway, it’s easy to get to. This enchanted land is…drum roll…Vancouver Island.
Digital Darkroom
Joseph A. Dickerson May 01, 2007 0 comments

Have you always been intrigued by panoramic photography but couldn’t bring yourself to pony up for a dedicated panorama camera? Well, today you don’t have to.

Film & Processing
Joseph A. Dickerson Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

It seems that as technology strives to make picture taking easier and more digitalized there is a backlash among many photographers toward rediscovering techniques and processes of the past. Therefore, I thought this would be an opportune time to share my...

Pro Techniques
Joseph A. Dickerson Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Last year I wrote about one of my favorite software programs, Panorama Maker 3. The folks at ArcSoft have unveiled an updated Version 4 ($39.99 new, $24.99 upgrade), so I thought I'd give it a try.

Version 4 is more intuitive than Version 3, and that's really saying something. The first couple of panoramas I tried went together easily, but I noticed that...

Film & Processing
Joseph A. Dickerson Jul 01, 1999 0 comments

Shooting In The Wet

It was the longest mileage day in a multi-day bike tour of the California Wine Country and the Mendocino Coast and we had yet to ride a mile when the rain that had been threatening started to come down. At...

Lighting Equipment
Joseph A. Dickerson Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Spot Meter Roundup

For the record, I use TTL (Through The Lens) metering and automatic modes quite often. Many of my subjects, birds on the wing for instance, are just too flighty to allow for thoughtful metering. But, give me a rustic barn, an...

Lighting Equipment
Joseph A. Dickerson Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Joseph A. Dickerson, All Rights Reserved

Anyone who knows me recognizes that I have a thing for light meters. I own, and regularly use, several and have collected a number of antiques that decorate the shelves of my office. This obsession started when I...