Sunday, March 28, 2010

DIY Beauty Dish From Outer Space

A few months ago we took our dog to be fixed. He wasn't broken but we had him fixed any way. He came home w/ an e-collar. I kept looking at this thing wondering how I could use it as a light modifier. Well I couldn't but I realized that I could use thick plastic sheeting to make a giant e-collar, and wrap it around a round spider light. The results were a beauty dish with a really interesting look.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Missing Charger

I lost my camera charger a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't a big deal because I wasn't using my camera a great deal, and I had a fully charged battery. but now it was getting critical. I am going on a short trip since I have a few days off of work and the battery is coming to an end. so I turned the house upside down cleaned some corners that were in desperate need of had a few fits of rage and generally got depressed. So after all of that looking, I found it hidden in my camera bag under one of the adjustable pads. I cant believe that I packed my bag in such a strange way, and that even after fully unpacking the bag I didn't find it hiding there.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Do what you can

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919) this post might just be full of quotes so I'll follow up w/ a paraquote from the semi fictional Minnesota Fats. "If you know how to shoot pool, you can do it with a broom stick". (I have a broom stick in my lighting gear and my wife isn't to happy about it right now)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

my realistic wish list

I could make an extravagant wish list including anything and everything any one could want. well that's a little boring to me. so this is my realistic wish list, its the things that aren't impossible for me to get in the near future. basically everything I have is in my camera bag so aside from a couple of diy gadgets that I made I have a lot of needs wishes to address.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Whats wrong with post processing?

I am a member of a popular photo contest web sight, that I love, inspi.re. One of the rules in many of the groups is no post processing. I understand this rule to some degree, some of us don't have the necessary software, and this levels the playing field. ... but almost every camera comes w/ some kind of software, so we should have no excuse. And I also understand totaly rules that exclude composting (I think thats what its called when you combine elements from multiple photos) and digital art.