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Doug McMillin
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NIKON 1 V1, V2, V3 and J5 bodies, and ten interchangeable CX lenses 18mm-810mm equivalent (f/1.2-16). Also: An F-mount adapter for Micro-NIKKOR 105mm and Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro FX lenses. Add-ons: 72mm Canon 500 D close-up lens, 4 Raynox Super Macro lenses, Cinevate Cyclops lens, 3 Movo CX extension tubes. Sundry: Manfrotto 055XB tripod (MT055XPRO3), 808RC4 3-way head, 454 micrometric positioning plate, Coolpixes P900 (24-2000mm equivalent) and P310, Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, collection of historic and toy cameras.


I spent most of my life being a physicist specializing in the high-speed photography of blast waves in air, work that took me to various remote locations where large explosive tests were conducted. Back home at the University of Victoria I analyzed thousands of those pictures and wrote software to help first responders deal with explosive threats. Now retired, I am satisfied taking fewer photos of much friendlier subjects and not analyzing them as much.



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The end of the DSLR is near

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 7:30pm 2 Comments

This just out: DP Review interviews major camera manufacturers... LINK

If you are contemplating the purchase of a new camera,…


Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

Occasionally, the topic of photographer's copyright comes up in club discussions. Do I own my image, and how, exactly?

Lately, discussions on copyright have been overwhelmed by discussions on right to privacy, discussions often needlessly fearful and at times intrusively moralistic, in my opinion.



Image Rights in BC: The Privacy Act

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

I have spent considerable time lately researching image rights, specifically those based on a landmark Supreme Court decision involving a certain Ms Aubry in Québec (HERE and HERE).*

Ms Aubry's photo was taken and published in a Montréal arts magazine in 1988, without her permission. I have learned…


Aubry Augmented: More about image rights in Québec

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 11:00pm 4 Comments

This is a set of updates to my earlier blog, Aubry v. Éditions Vice-Versa inc., about the publishing of pictures of recognizable subjects in public situations.


UPDATE 1: Vice-Versa 24

This afternoon (5 November 2013) I received the following e-mail:

Mr. McMillin,

Thank you for getting back to me. You are a hard guy to…


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At 4:14pm on April 4, 2018, Julian Bruce said…

Hello Doug, thank you for adding me to the SSI photography club. I plan to come to the meeting on the 11th and hope to meet you there.


At 9:08am on February 23, 2018, Marc Johnson said…

Thanks Doug. Maybe I do feel refreshed! Sitting around and deleting photos didn't sound very palatable....not too many shadows or reflections on this snowy day.


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