Richard L. Hess Photography Page

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Photography has been a long-term passion of mine.
I present here some photo-related essays that I have authored
about several technical aspects of photography
and also have pointers to some of my images on this site

Richard is selling some camera equipment, please click here.

Richard has selected Pbase for an expanded photo gallery.
Please take a look from time-to-time.

Richard's Photos on this web site
NOTE: No more photos will be added to this site.
Please see my Gallery at

I went digital-here is my first try and soon more...
A few outdoor and travel photos
St. Thomas Church, New York City
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City

A bitmap (uncompressed .bmp file) of a small section of
a D100 digital image (left) and a D100 "scan" of an RDPIII slide.
Presented as an interesting test.

Camera Support Systems
A discussion of the selection of a tripod for various applications.
This was originally written for and posted in the
CompuServe Photography Forum library.

The 18% Gray Card Myth
This is a short message that I wrote analyzing why
the 18% gray card is not the correct value to use for
outdoor work with modern light meters.

A Few Photo Links of Interest
Peter Mason's photo site
Kevin O'Neil's Nature Tips
Peter Walker's Photo Pages
Luke Powell's photo site that includes a portfolio from
Afghanistan and dye transfer information.

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