About Lloyd Chambers

Lloyd's eponymous www.xiaoduboke.com website publishes a popular blog and a wide variety of articles and guides geared towards professional and advanced photographers.

Publications include:

Lloyd’s print articles may be found in , covering important concepts such as diffraction, focus shift, digital infrared, optimizing Photoshop/Lightroom, and more.

Also a computer expert (and software engineer), Lloyd's offers the web's most sage advice on selecting and configuring a Mac, especially for photographers.

An avid cyclist, Lloyd explains cycling for beginners to experts in his site, covering training, nutrition, road and mountain biking, gear, clothing and equipment.

Photographic experience

Lloyd is a longtime photographer, having used a wide variety of film formats and lenses including 35mm, 4X5 view camera, 6X7, 645 and 617.

Having learned darkroom technique in high school and later managed the Stanford darkroom while a student, I am glad to be working faster and cleaner with digital!

www.xiaoduboke.com is targeted at photographers seeking objective and high-quality information which can be trusted to make buying decisions, to learn or enhance skills, or to find best-practices for a smooth photographic workflow.

US Patents and education

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Lloyd Chambers, November 2011, White Mountains of California, Patriarch Grove
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Contact information

Please see the Consulting and Contact pages.

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Lloyd Chambers, November 2011, White Mountains of California, Patriarch Grove
f8 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 80; 2011-11-07 12:52:56
M9 Digital Camera + Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH
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Lloyd Chambers, August 2019, Dana Plateau in Ansel Adams Wilderness
f11 @ 1/10 sec electronic shutter focus stack 2 frames, ISO 100; 2019-08-21 19:44:32
Fujifilm GFX100 + Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR @ 18mm equiv (23mm)
ENV: Crest of Dana Plateau, altitude 12500 ft / 3810 m, 55°F / 12°C
RAW: LACA corrected, distortion corrected, vignetting corrected, diffraction mitigating sharpening, +53 Dehaze, +100 Shadows, USM{8,50,0}, -83 Highlights, +40 Whites
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Lloyd Chambers, November 2018, Lundy Canyon
f8 @ 0.5 sec, ISO 100; 2018-11-17 16:56:11
Hasselblad H6D-100C + Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 II @ 33mm equiv (50mm)
ENV: Lundy Canyon, altitude 8400 ft / 2560 m, 45°F / 7°C
RAW: push 2.7 stops
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Lloyd Chambers, October 2011, Lundy Canyon

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