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Recently I came across a website called The Eclectic Light Company, which is one of those places that you cannot believe you hadn't visited before. I can't remember who first linked to it, but it is catnip to me; geeky Mac stuff plus a wide appreciation of art and painting, it quickly won a place in my reader and I look forward to it daily.

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Modern digital cameras are so capable that just about anything you want to do, you can do. You just have to figure out how. When my friend David showed me how to change the output of the flash on my venerable Canon G7 I was astonished.

"So I can get decent fill flash?"

"Of course you can. Why w...

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I was going to rant. I was going to rave. I was going to find a voodoo doll of my printer -- or maybe of Photoshop -- and stick pins in it. Because after I had spent a decent amount of time cleaning up a scan and getting it just so on the monitor, when I came to commit to print, the blasted imag...

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