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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

"Attain the center of emptiness, preserve the utmost quiet..."--Tao Te Ching

In recent months, I've introduced you to websites chock full of colorful images and action. This month, we will get meditative with two sites that have quiet designs and one photographer who creates art out of emptiness. This artist's images may be just a few dots...

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"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"--Stephen Wright

After you open an ink jet printer's box, the manufacturer warns you about using third-party inks and how doing so can void the warranty. In the automotive world, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (http://www.enjoythedrive.com/content/?id=8128"...

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During Olympus' sneak preview for their E-1 at photokina 2002 emphasis was placed on the digital SLR's Four Thirds imaging system. At the high-fashion product roll out in New York's Bryant Park, so much importance was made of the company's medical imaging accomplishments I expected the ghost of Albert Schweitzer to start playing the organ in the background.

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The Quantum Qflash T4d Digital is a serious flash unit that combines the form factor and user interface of the kind of high-end flash units that camera manufacturers charge big bucks for with the kind of power normally found in small monobloc studio strobes. Then there's that removable reflector that...

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Let's leave the suspense to Alfred Hitchcock: Canon's i9900 Photo Printer is the best desktop ink jet printer in its price range that I've ever used. The i9900 makes big, beautiful prints, is quiet, offers...

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"Why not?"--Dayton Allen

Whenever I get a new digital camera from Fuji I run down to the family room and give it the "remote control...

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It's no secret that the simplest way to get high quality output from an ink jet printer is to use the best paper. What's the best? That depends on your printer and the kind of inks it uses.

It...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

"When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?"--George Carlin

Enquiring minds want to know what it takes to have products featured in this column. I begin by asking myself if it's something I think Shutterbug readers can use and with only 10-11 columns a year, I hate to waste the space.
Before a product appears, it's...

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I love cars (see my website, www.joefaraceshootscars.com) but I also like cool, compact cameras. Unlike the Ferrari Digital Model 2003, which was simply an expensive Olympus (http://www.olympusamerica.com"...

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I never much liked any of Adobe Systems' previous versions of Photoshop Elements. Sure, the program had its place as an $99 alternative for digital imagers on a budget, however, the interface was confusing, trying too hard to be easy to use, and in the process making it more complicated than the...

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