Sunday, November 8, 2009

project 365


I had to move the hosting of my 365 project to a different platform. I have now included it as part of the blog on my website. I hope not to create any inconvenience to all four... 261 who follow me. One of the better things on the new platform is that it is built in my website and you can hang out there all day, much easier, as opposed to always having to decide whether you keep two windows (or tabs) open, one for my website and one for my project and moving from one to the other eagerly waiting for my updates. Secondly, the images are much bigger and can see them with better details. Since this is a learning experience (both for photography and for html tweaking, posting, etc.) I expect glitches here and there. Hopefully everything should flow alright and there should be no problems from now on. Make sure you use this feed to get the posts in your RSS reader. As such, this will be the last post on blogger. Hope to see you on the other side.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shootin' for a burger

I know the downturn in the economy has affected many people. Regardless what people may say, top notch National Geographic shooter Joe McNally and Scott Kelby from Photoshop User Magazine get to duel. All for a burger. This is a funny little film about photographers trying to see which one can trigger their flashes from the most impossible position using only the infrared system remote command from their on camera flash. The one whose flash doesn't fire the first... loses and loses the burger as well...

Pretty funny.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

No comment plastic DIY flash gel holder

Just follow the pictures. If you can't do it by looking at the pictures you haven't researched enough and you probably shouldn't play with the torch lighter. All made from plastic picture frames bought at Michaels (could be walmart or any other store that sells the cheap plastic photo "frames". Heat the curve as well in order tighten it some more. Be careful with the knife and try not to scratch which ever surface will be part of the final product. Glue dots for sticking the Velcro to the plastic. No heating strip and complicated machinery. As one who played with the fire when I was a kid heating the plastic with the torch lighter was good memories of DIY pyrotechnics. The last pic is a smaller one that involved only bending and one cut. The cuts are the most pain ad posteriore. Heating is the fun part. Notice also a couple of cracks in there that I made while braking the plastic after cutting it with the knife. If that doesn't make you lose light or sleep over the esthetics, don't worry about it. If you are patient enough to keep cutting (just go over the same scratch line with the knife until you think you can tear it without problems. Go extra on the curve. If you are able to, go on both sides of the plastic so it breaks easier.

So much for the "no comment" part.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Joe McNelly - tehnici pentru "viteza mica"

Daca vedeti in spate fotografia cu avionul "de vanatoare" publicata pe coperta National Geographic la 100 de ani de la primul zbor al fratilor Wright este pentru ca Joe McNelly e cel care a facut-o. Mai jos un film cu niste tehnici pentru "slow shutter speeds". Foarte interesant.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008