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CTDL 066: Photography tips at Adorama

This is a departure from the science and philosotainment that I usually aim for here, but it still applies to learning, and my hobbies. Adorama was the place I used to buy backdrops and lighting equipment “back in the day” (“the day” being high-school and college when I dreamed of being a photo-journalist). They’re still in the business, even if I never ended up there. They’re running a new series of 100 tips in 100 days, and you can still find the first round of great tips from the first time they did this. I’m still trying to adapt my old knowledge of film photography and apply it to DSLR use. I think the best thing I’ve picked up lately (from other sources) was getting one of the $80 50mm 1.8F lenses which is much faster than my other ones, and takes some great portraits of the kids.



  1. Helen Oster wrote:

    Good Morning / Afternoon

    I just came across your blog, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you ; my name is Helen, & I’ve been appointed recently as the Customer Service Ambassador for Adorama, as part of a new strategic plan for the company.
    My role is to pick up on sales, website & policy issues, and where possible, address them, to ensure complete satisfaction when you purchase from Adorama Camera (whether on-line, in the store or by telephone).
    If you have any queries, problems, issues or gripes, please do not hesitate to get in touch , and I will always do my best to ensure that you are happy with your purchase.
    You said that you haven’t visited us for a while – if you have a chance, we are at – we are constantly addind new items, & new sale items; maybe you’ll find something there that you’ll like!

    You can contact me at:

    Best wishes

    Helen Oster
    Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador

    Monday, February 18, 2008 at 3:34 am | Permalink
  2. Helen Oster wrote:

    OOOoops! after posting, realise that I had miss-typed my own email address! Better as


    Monday, February 18, 2008 at 4:40 am | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    I just realized that I didn’t write some of the above as clearly as I could have. I got the advice about the 50mm lens from elsewhere, but I got the lens itself from Adorama (OK, it was a Christmas gift to my wife, with the knowledge I was going to use it as well).

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 11:39 am | Permalink

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