Posts by David Cote

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens. Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but waiting to see if Sony comes out with a 'A9' before I upgrade) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times! Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

HDR Photography: What is Dynamic Range?

This article is part of 5 in the series High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

This article is part of 5 in the series High Dynamic Range (HDR) PhotographyDISCLAIMER This tutorial series is written for those just learning about their cameras.  If you have been using your camera for a number of years, then this tutorial isn’t really geared for you, but please feel free to read, we all learn something new even when reading …

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HDR Photography: How the Camera Understands Exposure

This article is part 1 of 5 in the series High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

This article is part 1 of 5 in the series High Dynamic Range (HDR) PhotographyDISCLAIMER This tutorial series is written for those just learning about their cameras.  If you have been using your camera for a number of years, then this tutorial isn’t really geared for you, but please feel free to read, we all learn something new even when …

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HDR Photography: Understanding Exposure

This article is part 4 of 5 in the series High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

This article is part 4 of 5 in the series High Dynamic Range (HDR) PhotographyDISCLAIMER This tutorial series is written for those just learning about their cameras.  If you have been using your camera for a number of years, then this tutorial isn’t really geared for you, but please feel free to read, we all learn something new even when …

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Video Quickie: Processing Photograph from Angkor Wat

A quick tutorial showing how I typically process a photograph. In this case a photograph I took while at Angkor Wat Archaeological Park in Siem Reap.  The photograph was taken at the Bayon in Angkor Thom.  One of my favorite photographs from that location is the smiling face of Javayaman VII who had the Bayon built in the 12th century as seen …

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HDR Photography: What is it all about? What is it not about?

This article is part 2 of 5 in the series High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

This article is part 2 of 5 in the series High Dynamic Range (HDR) PhotographyDISCLAIMER This tutorial series is written for those just learning about their cameras.  If you have been using your camera for a number of years, then this tutorial isn’t really geared for you, but please feel free to read, we all learn something new even when …

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In the Spotlight: Shafer Road

In Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky section, there is a narrow section which the road crosses.  It really is only wide enough to support the main road into this section, with steep cliffs on each side as you drive across this ‘natural bridge’ from one mesa to the next.   I was crossing this section near sunset, and …

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