News from Rod Barbee Photography
May 2006 Rod Barbee Photography Newsletter
Volume 17
For those of you keeping vigil, I still don’t have my D200. I did get a new car though so at least part of my toy lust was satisfied. The ol’ Subaru had over 205,000 miles on it so my wife “made me” get a new car. I tell you, she’s tough to live with. She also tries to tell me that I really do need that new lens I’ve been thinking about. Darned controlling, bossy women :-)

Anyway, I hope your spring is springing right along.

Lexjet Inkjet products
I just tried a new paper from Lexjet. It’s their 10 mil Professional Semi-Matte. It looks like the Epson Premium Luster only a bit smoother. What I like about it is that it doesn’t exhibit the “bronzing” effect that some coated papers do with the Epson Ultrachrome inks. I’m still using the Epson 2200 printer so I do run into this problem. If you like printing to a luster or semi-matte surface, you might want to give this paper a try.

I've always had good, quick service from Lexjet. I usually buy my inks through them because they have some of the best ink prices. This is the first time I've bought paper from them as I've been able to find the Epson papers for less elsewhere. If I continue to like this new paper, that will change.

Slots/Monument Valley
Don Mammoser and I had a great time last month with our Slot Canyons/Monument Valley workshop. Don and I are already talking about doing it again next year with a few changes and additions (now that we know a few more things than we did before). This would be another field workshop running 5 or 6 days. Last month we spent one spectacular sunrise in Monument Valley with a guide. It turned out to be the best sunrise of the three we had there. Next year we’re talking about adding a guided sunset shoot as well. The guided tours let you get into parts of Monument Valley that you otherwise are not allowed in to.

Next year’s workshop will also be in early April. We’ll be setting exact dates and prices soon and I’ll announce it here in the newsletter.

My Bookshelf
For lack of anything better to write about, I thought I would list some of my favorite photography/creativity/writing related books.
Until next time
That's all I have for now. It's too nice outside to sit in front of this infernal contraption! I think I'll go sand the deck. Fun, huh?

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