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QNAP RAID Hard Drive Failure

I’ve been using QNAP NAS devices for probably 6 or 7 years now.  I’m currently on my second QNAP NAS. I upgraded my first device to a TS-219P II  after I ran out of storage. […]

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NIK Collection Review, Great Tools for Fast Results

I’ve been using NIK software for about 3 years as part of my toolbox. I thought it was time to final write up a NIK collection review for anyone considering dropping $149 for the software.  It’s […]

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Writing Good Captions for Instagram

If you are striving to increase your following on Instagram great photos are key.  The second most important point is to make sure you are writing good captions. What Makes up a Good Caption Writing […]

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Changing Your Angle for a Better Christmas Photo of Santa

  From my own childhood I have plenty of deer-in-headlights photos with Santa.  Why is it that at such a great photo moment every parent seems to grab that same photo.  Maybe its just because […]

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Simple Composition: POTD

Sometimes simplicity makes the best photograph.

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Travel Photography: 10 Things to Check Before You Go

I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my years of travel photography.  Malcom Gladwell said it best that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert.  While I’m sure I haven’t reached the […]

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5 Tips for Great Photos in a Crowded Tourist Spots

Crowded tourist locations can be the death of a photographer.  Too many people, lots of visual distractions and cheap tacky gift stores can ruin what would have been an outstanding photo.  If you are looking to […]

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Neewer Intervalometer Review

The cold is causing my fingers to go numb and I rush to wrap the exposed copper wire with a bit of black electrical tape.  In the  damp weather I knew it was time to […]

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Night Life Street Photography

I live a few short blocks from a bustling small town main street.  With all the resturants, a theater, and an outdoor plaza with a fountain there is a lot more going on than one […]

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Traveling Cow from Chicago to Switzerland

  If you ended up her from a tweet then you are part of my  little experiment.  My friend the Swiss cow here seems to have gotten lost in Chicago and I’d like to get […]

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