Norbert Roche

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Comment on What You Need to Know Before Buying a Chromebox by joe306tow

First, I would like to add: 1.) Sometimes using the ASUS Bundled Wireless Keyboard and Mouse will NOT work. Keyboard loses connection to Chromebox, …

Computer Hardware

The 7 Best Chromebook Apps of 2014

<b>With a brand new year looming large, it’s time for a quick look back at the rear view mirror before pressing on ahead — and what a view 2014 holds</b> …

Apps

Ubuntu Phone launch delayed until early 2015

Earlier this year, I reported on the forthcoming release of Ubuntu phones. Ubuntu for phones had just hit “release to manufacturer” status and phones were supposed to launch before the end of 2014.<p>Bad news: The phones clearly won’t be here this year. But good news! Canonical told me they’ll be out …

Linux

Install Ubuntu Alongside Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

01<p>of 09<p>Dual Boot Ubuntu With Windows 8.1 Or Windows 10<p>This is the ultimate guide to dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.<p>It is …

Canonical’s Stripped-Down “Snappy” Ubuntu Comes To Google’s Compute Engine

A week ago, Canonical released the first alpha version of its new minimalist “Snappy” edition of Ubuntu Core for container farms. To the surprise of many, the launch partner for Snappy was Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform. Starting today, however, you will also be able to use this version …

Fujifilm X100T review

I love my Fujifilm X100S. It’s the best camera I’ve ever owned. I actually sold my Canon DSLR rig and Sony mirrorless system to fund its purchase earlier this year, making it the only camera currently in my arsenal. I’m not alone, either: there are countless fans of Fujifilm’s X100 series across …

Post-process: why the smartphone camera changed photography forever

I am a professional commercial photographer. I have been for the last 25 years.<p>Throughout most of my career, I’ve had a hard time taking personal pictures — and for years I thought that shooting film was to blame.<p>I’ve always found shooting film nerve-wracking. The joy of the “latent image” isn’t …

Fujifilm announces the X-M1, its cheapest retro-styled interchangeable lens camera

Fujifilm's excellent X-Pro1 combined the stylish retro looks of the X100 with a high-quality lens ecosystem, but the $1699 price point (and similarly expensive lenses) limited its appeal a bit. Last fall's X-E1 brought the barrier of entry down to under $1000, but Fujifilm's pushing things further …

The illusion of simplicity: photographer Peter Belanger on shooting for Apple

You’ve almost certainly never heard of Peter Belanger, but you’ve definitely seen his photographs. In fact, you may even see his work every day, and it’s likely that you own some of his most famous subjects. Belanger is the man behind some of Apple’s most iconic product images, a San …

Lighting Setup: The Athlete

I was contacted by a local model who also happened to be a tennis player, and she wanted to do a tennis shoot for her portfolio. We discussed ideas, …

6 Free Ways to Improve Your Photography [Get More out of dPS]

Over the last few years dPS has grown from being a personal blog where I shared tips for friends about how to get the most out of their cameras into …

Histograms: Your Guide To Proper Exposure

Too many newbie photographers, getting the proper exposure in camera is the biggest challenge they face. While letting the camera do the work for …

3 Stupidly Simple Reasons Why Most People's Photography Does Not Improve

I’m presuming that this article will not apply to some readers of dPS… but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography …

Portraits on an Overcast Day? Use a Reflector

As we head into Autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere) the days are becoming shorter and we’re seeing more and more overcast days. While some might say …

What's In My Bag for Landscape Photography

I’m often asked by beginning photographers about what I use to shoot my photos, whether it’s landscapes, portraits, sports, or some other subject. …

Light Painting Part One - the Photography

I teach a night photography class and I find that many people who’ve never tried it imagine it to be a lot harder than it really is to get …

My Most Common Portrait Mistake

We all make mistakes. Even the best photographers I know make a mistake now and then. And usually, we all have one we can’t get seem to stop making. …

Digital Photography