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My Equipment
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My first digitaI camera was the Olympus Camedia 2020 digital camera.  I loved this camera.  It is a point-and-shoot camera, yet allows me to have complete control over all of its features.  The camera came stock with an 8 MB SmartMedia memory card.  I found that using a 64 MB SmartMedia card worked better for me because it could hold between 128 to 150 photos at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 using high JPEG compression (i.e. a compression factor of roughly 10 on a scale of 1 to 99).  That is a whole lot of pictures.  I use a USB Card Reader to download the pictures from the card to my computer.  I can choose between three picture resolutions (640 x 480, 1024 x 768, and 1600 x 1200) and three compression levels (high, low, and no compression).  

After using the Olympus C2020 for six years I finally decided to upgrade to a digital SLR.  My choice is the Canon EOS 30D digital SLR camera.  It is an incredible camera but when the Canon EOS 40D was released I couldn't resist and upgraded to it.  I highly recommend either camera, although the 40D is my favorite.

For a list of my other gear, visit my gear and lenses page.

I store all of the JPEG and RAW image files that I produce with my digital cameras on CD-R or DVD-R discs.  The beautiful thing about being able to make perfect, digital copies of ALL of my photos and burn them onto multiple CD's (and store one copy off site), is that it is now a lot harder for me to lose those unique and special family moments. (It has always been a fear of mine that if my house burned down, I'd never be able to replace those photos.) 

Recommended Programs   

    ACDSee is an excellent picture viewing program.  It's fast and allows you to view your photo files from thumbnail to full screen.  Supports over 40 different file types   
    Paint Shop Pro is a powerful picture editor.  It has lots of features, but can be a little hard to use until you get the hang of it.   
    PhotoVista allows you to "stitch" together a series of panoramic shots into a single image.  It is possible to create a full 360 degree virtual "vista" in which you can pan and zoom.   
For a full list with detailed descriptions of software that I recommend, click here 
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