Author Archives: Sam Lucero

I'm News and Information Manager (editor) at The Compass, newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. I previously worked at the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, the Superior Catholic Herald, the Southern Cross in San Diego and the Intermountain Catholic in Salt Lake City. I'm also a photojournalist dabbling in freelance, stock photography and web site design.

Nikon responds to D600 non-issue

Today, about 14 months after purchasing my Nikon D600 camera, I received an email from Nikon Inc. Soon after the D600 was released by Nikon, owners began reporting problems with the camera’s sensor picking up a lot of internal debris. Nikon finally has decided, after more than one year, to acknowledge the problem and do […]

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Dress up your iPhone for the holidays!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!     I have created two seasonal iPhone wallpaper images for visitors to download for free. In addition, if you are not familiar with the steps for changing your wallpaper (both lock screen and home screen), I have step-by-step directions.   The first step is to copy and […]

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Blogging etiquette: A lesson in posting photos without credit

I recently came across a blogging website mentioned by a friend on Facebook. I decided to check out the blogger’s entry to read the post about Cardinal Timothy Dolan. To my surprise, below the headline was a photo of the cardinal when he was archbishop of Milwaukee — a photo I had taken in 2006. […]

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Can photo software stop the shakes?

Like every other photographer who has shaken his/her head after capturing an image that lacks tack sharpness, I was riveted by the news that Photoshop would offer a new filter in its next upgrade that would fix blurry photos using complicated algorithms. The examples out on various blogs made it seem a dream come true. […]

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My fondness for Adobe Lightroom

I’ve been using Adobe Lightroom to edit my photos since the release of version 3. Previously I made adjustments to my photos in Photoshop. I moved to Lightroom after finally saving digital files as RAW images rather than simply as JPEG files. As primarily a newspaper photographer, I never saw the need to use RAW, […]

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Want to be a photographer?

Ever thought about photography as a career? Sounds pretty easy. Buy a digital camera, a few lenses and accessories and start shooting weddings, senior portraits, first Communions and other important milestones. Maybe get a press pass and shoot concerts and other fun events. Well as the full-time professionals can tell you, it’s a lot more […]

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Living Stations of the Cross

St. Bernard School’s eighth grade hosted a Living Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday, March 28. Here is a photo slideshow from the event.

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Panoramic view of Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

I used my iPhone 4 and AutoStitch app to create this panoramic view of the chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., last March. If you’re in the nation’s capital and have never been to the basilica, located on The Catholic […]

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Late night at Holy Resurrection Monastery

The Easter Vigil is traditionally an extended religious service in the Catholic Church. Roman Catholics are accustomed to spending two hours, often longer, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The liturgy includes additional Scripture readings, along with the sacraments of initiation for new church members. For Catholics of the western rite persuasion, who shudder at […]

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Living Stations of the Cross

Fifth graders at Holy Cross School in Green Bay presented a Living Stations of the Cross for classmates and families April 4. Here are a few photos from the matinee performance.

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