Monthly Archives: June 2011

Life Choices

Michael Johnston answers the question of what he would do today if he was a 23 year old just starting in the world of photography. A couple of quotes: I’d definitely practice photography and not “digital imaging”—that is, I’d make … Continue reading

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Time for a Portfolio Update

I recently added pictures from the Brian Wilson concert to the Concert Portfolio page of this website. I’m looking at doing a major overhaul of the portfolio. The format you see today was always meant to be temporary until I … Continue reading

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Almost Literally, a Bird’s Eye View

A GoPro camera was grabbed by a seagull and taken for a ride across town. In France.  Landed on a castle wall.  The owner was able to recover it. It’s a short video, but it’s a pretty cool bird’s eye … Continue reading

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Another Round of Kelby Training, with Jay Maisel

Last night, I signed up for a month’s worth of access to KelbyTraining.com. (I last talked about the site in January.) It’s been a few months since last I subscribed, so I figured enough new classes had piled up to … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #15: Phallic Photographic Phrases

Presneting now, the Five Most Phallic Photographic Phrases:  * Lens length (tied with “Long reach”) * Extension Tubes * Tripod. * Battery Grip * Push/Pull Lens (though, really, “Zoom Lens” would work, too)  And one bonus: * Gitzo Ball Head

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Best Photo Filter Ever? C=64 Yourself!

Check this site out.  Drag and drop a picture onto the site and it’ll create a classic-looking Commodore 64 rendition of it.  For those of us who grew up on the C=64, the look is unmistakable and authentic looking.  For … Continue reading

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Photographic Five #14: 5 + 1 Innuendo-tastic Fetishes of Photographers

Presenting now the 5 6 Innuendo-tastic Fetiches of Photographers: * Feathering the Light * Hot shoe mount * Lens Hoods * Quarter Inch Screw * Bracketing Exposures * Twitter and Facebook

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The Problem With Pulling Stills From Video

Let’s just say that video progresses to the point where it’s possible to pull stills out of it that equal or better the quality of still photographs today. It’s something many have wanted for a long time, but there are … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson 5: The Wrap Up

The good news is that any concert photography experience is a good one.  Doesn’t matter what the size of the band or of the venue is, any time you take a camera to a show and seriously take pictures, you’re … Continue reading

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Pardon This Interruption

Sorry, but the Brian Wilson concert conclusion wrap-up is taking longer than expected.  It’ll be out there soon.  In the meantime, here’s a pic from this evening that I thought came out cool…

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