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Rob Amend
Works at Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Attended University of Kentucky
Lives in Cincinnati, OH
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Google Keep is Really Turning Into Something Useful!
I'm always on the lookout for good note-taking or organizational apps, and I must say, I've been intrigued by the development of Google Keep. At first, I thought that there was little to recommend it - it was just a way of keeping lists or notes on my Googl...
Reftechrob is a blog for people interested in automating their research processes. You may know a bit about research. You may be comfortable with technology (but you are not necessarily an expert.) You also have personal goals or projects that you are trying to complete.
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Thanks, Rob!
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Has anyone else used Locationscout.net to add or find locations for photos? I added a local location, but I hope to see a lot more added in the U.S. - especially the Midwest.
Learn more about this beautiful spot in USA, how to get there (with geo-tracking data) and how to take your perfect picture of this place with our photo tips.
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This is what happens when the Thomas Kinkade of photography meets the high end of income inequity. Ridiculous.
Mr. Lik, an Australian photographer, has what many artists crave: buyers willing to spend big. But in the art world, price does not always equal value.
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I haven't updated my blog for a while, but here are some thoughts I've been having on my photography.
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Union Terminal
I've decided to take some time shooting a few of Cincinnati's well known icons for my collection. My plan is to pick one and go back there periodically at different times and in different weather conditions. Ultimately, I hope to have a nice collection of angles, processing styles and looks for each one. 

This is just a quick Lightroom edit of one of yesterday's shots, though not the one I will be choosing from that session (I'm still working on that one.) This is more of a documentary record that I was there.

To get this shot, I pulled into one of the turn lanes in the entry drive of the Terminal, and placed my tripod on top of our van. I actually used Olympus's 15mm body cap lens--mostly because it's the widest angle lens I have for my Lumix G5 at the moment--never let the lack of proper gear keep you from taking a shot you want to take.

If you want a shot like this, be set up by sunrise at this location with at least a 30mm full frame equivalent lens/sensor combination. If you want a hint of sunlight combined with the Terminal's lights, make sure you're set up well before 7:30, when they turn the lights on the building out (at least at this time of year.)
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Very nice.  One of my favorite sights in Cincinnati.
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Good overview on the National Forest Service brouhaha. I think that what it ultimately comes down to is whether or not your shooting activities would cause a disruption of park services.
Over the last week I’ve gotten a bunch of questions and requests asking what I thought about the recent news with the National Forest Service proposal ...
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Has anyone else seen this site? I think that it looks promising, and I'm hoping that it will take off. It would be great if we could get a lot of Cincinnati photographers to contribute!

Here's my profile page in case you're curious about the setup: http://www.locationscout.net/photographer/robamend
Discover the most amazing places for photography on Locationscout.net! (all spots have geo-tracking data & photo tips)
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A study of shadows in downtown Cincinnati.
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The importance of shadow in my photography. 
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They won their case, but the patent trolls put them $100k in the hole. Help them out and spread the word--please share!
Learn more at www.endpatentabuse.com Frivolous lawsuits threaten the livelihood of small businesses across America. One particular individual has claimed a monopoly on a common-sense and long-standing method of posting and organizing race images online. Ten photography companies have been sued, a...
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Shots from a gray day in downtown Cincinnati.
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I spent a few minutes of my lunch break waiting for someone to cross this walkway looking business - like.
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I am a full time reference librarian. My focus is teaching people how to automate the research process and become more efficient in their digital pursuits. Information is a raw material, and I want people to have access to as much of it as possible. 

My favorite way to unwind is photography. My main focus is architectural photography, because I spend my days in a city, and I have historic neighborhoods and a college campus nearby with an eclectic architectural history. I love the way light and line interact, and I love the fact that buildings don't move (much.)

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Fulfilled librarian and photographer with a wonderful wife, 5 children and 3 dogs in a very noisy house!
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  • University of Cincinnati
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I saw loads of questions and comments all over the Web yesterday about Adobe's announcements. The new features part got lots of love. Adobe'

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