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Papa Rotzzi
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Little Used or Forgotten Camera Features

Started this discussion. Last reply by CameraClicker Jun 7. 5 Replies

This past weekend was slow for me so I decided to look at my Canon 6D.. dig into the menus a little, and see what might be hidden there. I stumbled upon a feature under "Noise Reduction" called…Continue

World Press Photo Of The Year...

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Backing Up To Obsolescence?

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A recent blog post from a photographer indicated that photos need to be printed to ensure their survival. Now, one of the "fathers of the internet" seems to agree. …Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by CAC Dec 5, 2014. 28 Replies

Yeah, we all get it. People are using the interwebs and enjoying themselves..BUT THEY ARE NOT DOING IT RIGHT!!! The way I think they should! And, what is even worse, PictureSocial is aiding and…Continue

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About Me and My Photography Experience:
I take pictures. Some of them turn out ok.
My Photography Equipment:
Former Olympus user, I am currently making the transition to Canon. Canon 6D with 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8, and 70-200 f/4 IS. Just added the Canon 17-40L f/4 for the wide angle needs!
Alien Bee lighting and inexpensive YN-560 Speedlights.
My imagination
In case of emergency, Dial 911. (In the US, other countries may have their own numbers..)

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At 4:46am on March 29, 2015, jas saj said…

Thanks for the like Papa Rotzzi!!!  A like from you gave me a boost))

At 3:29pm on February 9, 2015, Jeff Tebbutt said…


Thank you for the like of the Stag

best regards


At 2:40pm on January 14, 2015, Andres Cesar said…

Excelente trabajo.


At 12:30pm on October 13, 2014, Dietmar Chromik said…

Thank you for your visit and comment , I´m very happy .
Greeting dietmar

At 1:35am on February 12, 2014, Skip Reed said…

Really great work , I enjoyed your photos .

At 5:32am on October 30, 2013, Anthony Lunn said…

Papa, this morning I tried to rub the contacts again with an eraser without any improvement. I was involved with cable contacts when I was still working, so I thought there would be no problem cleaning the contacts with methylated spirit. No improvement. I thought of changing my 14-21mm lens to 40-150mm lens and the camera worked! I don't know how long it will be ok though. Thank you very much for helping me out. I hope you wouldn't mind if I come up with more call for help in the future.

Regards Anthony

At 7:03am on October 29, 2013, Anthony Lunn said…

I did as you told me to do but no improvement. The thing just did auto focussing and never let the shutter work. Do you think if I use spirit to clean the contacts? Thanks.

At 5:49am on October 29, 2013, Anthony Lunn said…

I am sure you have not forgotten Olympus. I took up photography as my past time recently and learning little by little. My E-410 used to work well but recently at times  when viewing through the viewfinder to shoot it doesn't let me shoot and I can't see the view. Worse when I press the shutter it wouldn't work. Could you tell me the remedy? I can't find the remedy in its user manual. Thank you very much.

Anthony Lunn

At 4:54pm on September 11, 2013, Pirjo-Leena Bauer said…

Thank you for liking my photos...

At 6:28pm on June 18, 2013, Tracy DePaola said…

Lovin your stuff Papa!

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“What Are The Best Settings For My Camera?”

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 1:37pm 1 Comment

I cringe every time I hear that question. But, if you are asking it, here is the simple answer.. OFF. Well, at least until you have had a chance to take a class or read enough online information to realize that there is nobody who can answer that question without more information than “I just bought my first DSLR and want to know – what are the best settings for my camera?” 

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