Archive for December, 2011

In an earlier life, I was a commercial photographer creating images for advertising, catalogs, and audio/visual presentations. Most of my work was done in the pre-digital era using conventional (now referred to as traditional) film techniques. No digital cameras, no Adobe Photoshop. It wasn’t all that long ago, but in retrospect it seems like I […]


Originally posted on http://www.hmml.org 11-7-2011 From a humorous series of “Computer Haikus” Three things are certain, Death, taxes and lost data. Guess which has occurred? Remember when a floppy diskette held lots of data? Data was fairly simple back then: databases, accounting spreadsheets, word processing files, mostly text and numbers. Most of this data was […]


Originally posted at http://www.hmml.org 6-18-11 In my job I’m fortunate enough to work with some of the most up-to-date digital photography equipment available. HMML preserves manuscripts using high-end digital single-lens-reflex (dSLR) gear, and for certain projects, I work with medium and large-format digital cameras capable of astonishing resolution. In the fourteen years since I started […]