Monthly Archives: April 2011

Photo Notes for 29 April 2011

Two interesting links of note: 1. Kirk Tuck discusses the business of photography, and how it’s evolved for him into something new: “I guess what I’m really saying is that photography is alive and well. It’s just different now. The … Continue reading

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Time Lapse 2 – Celery Farm

Here is my second attempt at a time lapse video. What I’ve learned and noticed: * iMovie ’11 only lets me flash pictures up on the screen at .1s, at the fastest.  I’d really like to do 20 frames per … Continue reading

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Gigapan Time Machine

A Gigapan is a machine that automates taking huge panoramic pictures.  It’ll move the camera around and click the shutter for you to make a picture 100 pics wide and 100 pics deep, if you so desired.  (Actually, I’m not … Continue reading

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How to Focus a Leica Rangefinder Camera

I’ve heard about using a focus ring to bring two images together to know something is in focus, but I’ve never seen it.  Until today: That’s pretty cool.

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My First Time Lapse

Recently, I picked up an intervelometer — one of those doohickies you can plug into your camera and set up long exposures or delayed photos or photos at regular intervals.  I bought it to (a) act a wired remote for … Continue reading

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The Importance of Flagging Your Flash

Neil Van Niekirk uses a black foamy thing. Syl Arena uses his hand. Either way you do it, flagging your on-camera flash to keep the light pointing away from the subject is a key technique to learn. It’s important, obviously, … Continue reading

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Lots of Links

I’ve been collecting these this week, so let’s have at it: * Your photography sucks. And so does mine. Amen, brother. * Here are three words I never would have looked twice at a year ago: Automate your slider. Now, … Continue reading

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Calling All Smurfs

This showed up in my backyard last summer.  I’m glad I grabbed a shot of it as soon as I saw it, because it was gone a day later. I’m guessing an animal ate it up.

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Potent Potable

I don’t even drink, but this grab shot is still a favorite of mine.  I know I should probably Photoshop out the TV in the background, but I like it all:

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The Blown HDR

I was at the local farm last fall setting up for an HDR shot.  My final image can be seen below. Lesson learned: You can be very picky about aperture, tripod choice, exposure time, lens selection, and all the rest, … Continue reading

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