Talking Tree Photo http://talkingtree.org My main photo tech blog - tips, tricks, etc! I'm here to write about photography. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Abandoned Lund Motel http://talkingtree.org/2014/11/10/abandoned-lund-motel/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/11/10/abandoned-lund-motel/#respond Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:51:31 +0000 http://talkingtree.org/?p=8674 Located in the semi-ghost town of Modena, Utah. Photo taken with a Panasonic LUMIX G5 last winter.

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Diné Bikéyah: Shiprock, New Mexico http://talkingtree.org/2014/11/09/dine-bikeyah-shiprock-new-mexico/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/11/09/dine-bikeyah-shiprock-new-mexico/#respond Sun, 09 Nov 2014 19:20:53 +0000 http://talkingtree.org/?p=8669 On the roadside to #Shiprock. On the magnificent Navajo Reservation. #DinéBikéya Shot using the amazing Olympus 75mm F1.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds!

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On the roadside to #Shiprock. On the magnificent Navajo Reservation. #DinéBikéya Shot using the amazing Olympus 75mm F1.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds!

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B&H Photo Declined Me http://talkingtree.org/2014/11/07/bh-photo-declined/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/11/07/bh-photo-declined/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:03:37 +0000 http://talkingtree.org/?p=8662 A few weeks ago, I filled out an application to become an affiliate marketer for one of my favorite companies whom I have been doing business with since 2004.  This is the response I received from them today: Thank you for expressing interest in partnering with B&H. While you are placing attention on adding more […]

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A few weeks ago, I filled out an application to become an affiliate marketer for one of my favorite companies whom I have been doing business with since 2004.  This is the response I received from them today:

Thank you for expressing interest in partnering with B&H. While you are placing attention on adding more written reviews to your site, at this time, we are looking for more consistent robust technical content with opportunities for large traction. We thank you again and wish you much success.

…I guess if that is all that matters to them then I don’t really need to monetize Talking Tree using their affiliate links? This site will grow and gain more traction, I’m sure of it! I guess they failed to do the proper amount of research regarding my social media influence on Flickr, and Instagram? They are also failing to realize that I started this blog back up again as a result of my personal growth on social media.

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Testing the Sigma DP2 Quattro http://talkingtree.org/2014/11/01/sigma-dp2-quattro/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/11/01/sigma-dp2-quattro/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:22:17 +0000 http://talkingtree.org/?p=8654 I forged an alliance with Sigma Camera Corporation. They sent me their latest and greatest Sigma DP2 Quattro with a proprietary Foveon sensor which is actually three sensors combined into one. I also purchased their predecessor to the Quattro; the Sigma DP3 Merrill which I also have grown to love. I’m going to write a […]

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I forged an alliance with Sigma Camera Corporation. They sent me their latest and greatest Sigma DP2 Quattro with a proprietary Foveon sensor which is actually three sensors combined into one. I also purchased their predecessor to the Quattro; the Sigma DP3 Merrill which I also have grown to love. I’m going to write a few blog articles (coming soon!) about these two amazing little cameras from Sigma. About six months ago, I started a petition asking Sigma to create a Micro Four Thirds camera with a Foveon sensor but the DP3 Merrill seems to be satisfying my cravings for Foveon Technology. Without going into more detail, I am posting a few test images here to show you the color and quality of the Foveon technology…

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Eroding Bench in Pioche, Nevada http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/21/eroding-bench-pioche-nevada/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/21/eroding-bench-pioche-nevada/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:33:06 +0000 http://iblog.talkingtree.org/?p=8555 You have to click on this image to see the detail that the Sigma DP3 Merrill is capable of. It’s such a beautiful camera and lens. I’m glad I got this camera. This is a shot of a bench in Pioche, Nevada, that has been here for years and is eroding away.

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You have to click on this image to see the detail that the Sigma DP3 Merrill is capable of. It’s such a beautiful camera and lens. I’m glad I got this camera. This is a shot of a bench in Pioche, Nevada, that has been here for years and is eroding away.

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Kolob Canyon in Winter http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/19/kolob-canyon-winter/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/19/kolob-canyon-winter/#respond Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:31:47 +0000 http://iblog.talkingtree.org/?p=8552 This is the legendary Kolob Canyon near my home in Southern Utah. Yes! I have redrock in my backyard and yes, I get to see this weekly.

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This is the legendary Kolob Canyon near my home in Southern Utah. Yes! I have redrock in my backyard and yes, I get to see this weekly.

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What is My General Photography Workflow? http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/14/general-photography-workflow/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/14/general-photography-workflow/#respond Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:53:17 +0000 http://talkingtree.org/?p=143 It’s a fact I’d rather be making photographs out in the field rather than sitting at a computer working in a digital darkroom. This is probably the reason I have so many unedited photos still sitting in my 10 year old archive. That being said, here’s how my workflow is setup! I go on a […]

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It’s a fact I’d rather be making photographs out in the field rather than sitting at a computer working in a digital darkroom. This is probably the reason I have so many unedited photos still sitting in my 10 year old archive. That being said, here’s how my workflow is setup!

  1. I go on a photoshoot which is what I love doing most.

  2. I open Adobe Lightroom on my portable mac to edit raw files and convert to Jpeg!

  3. I sometimes use Photoshop to resize images only for web.

  4. Or I export most images (full-size) to my iPhone via Photo Transfer iPhone app.

  5. I do further editing with Instagram’s awesome filters. ;) This pisses-off most purist photographers! :P

There you have it.. It’s pretty simple and straight-forward! I’d like to find an excellent WordPress plugin to auto magically resize my photos upon upload. That would be ideal… I haven’t discovered a really high quality plugin to do this!?

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments!

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Moapa Indian Reserve, Southern Nevada http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/08/moapa-indian-reserve-southern-nevada/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/08/moapa-indian-reserve-southern-nevada/#respond Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:25:08 +0000 http://iblog.talkingtree.org/?p=8541 A good evening from the Moapa Piaute Indian Reserve in Southern Nevada. Why Chop out the powerlines if they’ve become a part of our natural landscapes? Shot on the Sigma DP3 Merrill.

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Moapa_RezA good evening from the Moapa Piaute Indian Reserve in Southern Nevada. Why Chop out the powerlines if they’ve become a part of our natural landscapes? Shot on the Sigma DP3 Merrill.

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Early Morning Las Vegas from the El Cortez http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/03/early-morning-las-vegas-el-cortez/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/10/03/early-morning-las-vegas-el-cortez/#respond Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:56:42 +0000 http://iblog.talkingtree.org/?p=8533 I just returned from a three day trip to Las Vegas, Nevada and stayed in the El Cortez hotel on Fremont Street. I was testing the Sigma DP3 Merrill and the Sigma DP2 Quattro which Sigma has out on loan to me. I will be writing up a review pretty soon on my experience with […]

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I just returned from a three day trip to Las Vegas, Nevada and stayed in the El Cortez hotel on Fremont Street. I was testing the Sigma DP3 Merrill and the Sigma DP2 Quattro which Sigma has out on loan to me. I will be writing up a review pretty soon on my experience with the DP2 Quattro. It’s a nice camera. This cityscape was shot with the DP3!

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Wintery Southern Utah http://talkingtree.org/2014/09/29/wintery-southern-utah/ http://talkingtree.org/2014/09/29/wintery-southern-utah/#respond Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:44:13 +0000 http://iblog.talkingtree.org/?p=8527 The post Wintery Southern Utah appeared first on Talking Tree Photo.

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Winter in Cedar City, Utah

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