Spam and Zombies

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Spam and Zombies

I’m certain that someone must be doing a collage of S*P*A*M.  It is just so freakin’ funny.  If you don’t run a website or two, and your email knocks your S*P*A*M away… oh, why am I using the asterisks?  Yeah, I’m afraid I’ll just attract more of the nonsense.  But as I was saying, it […]

More Than the Rainbow

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More Than the Rainbow

Will be available from Amazon around August 4, 2014. Lots of goodies in the bonus section. Interviews with me & Matt (if you consider that a goodie). I haven’t seen the bonus stuff, but I can only say that I’m dressed better than in the film. There are a few stories that I told that […]

Getting NIK Back after Upgrading Photoshop

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Getting NIK Back after Upgrading Photoshop

Just a quick note.  I’m on the Adobe cloud.  Upgraded to Photoshop 2014.  Opened an image in Photoshop 2014  from Lightroom 5 and my NIK menu was gone.  Normally it pops up as a floating box.  Also, now have two versions of PS installed, PS6 and the latest one – 2014. Went to Adobe, realized […]

Beyond the Rainbow (details)

Beyond the Rainbow (details)

Looking for the infinite.

Leaning Tower of Guggenheim

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The bottom ring is still in shadow in this photograph, which has been confirmed by the society of Museum Heights and Weights, but it is still visible.  All total, we can now count 6 rings instead of the usual 4.  A true scientific breakthrough in the art world. Two extra rings were recently discovered atop […]

Photographers Memoirs

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I began writing my memoirs a few years ago… but didn’t get that far with it (5 original chapters).  I’m going to keep going with it, doing the posting on G+.  You don’t need to be a member to read them, just to comment.  It’s not the easiest thing, or perhaps the smartest thing, to […]

Using Your DSLR with View Camera

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While browsing through digital backs, looking at costs etc. for a large format camera, I came across several interesting (and new to me) ways that you can get the full benefit of tilts, swings, etc. without buying one of the very expensive digital backs.  There are actually two versions of this idea that I found […]

Popular Pictures on G+

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Popular Pictures on G+

Well – these are some of the most popular pictures from my posts on G+. There are a few good ones in there – and certainly no theme of any kind.  Plus, they’re nice and big. enjoy POPULAR PICTURES BY BECKERMAN ON G+

Store for Matt

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Store for Matt

I’m going to build a photo store for my friend Matt Weber – the idea being to use my own store as a template. The first thing is to find a good WordPress host. My own host servint is great – but too expensive – and they’re a VPS host. But I have found lots […]

95 Lives (Documentary about Helen Levitt)

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Kickstarter Campaign for Helen Levitt Documentary Believe it or not – I’m in a second film which is asking for help to finish funding.  Here’s the PRESS RELEASE if such things still exist, and as we used to say once upon a time when it made sense: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.  Which actually means – spread […]