Friday, February 29, 2008

02/29/08: Quote of the day...

I know I've been off-line a while...my apologies...I've got too many projects right now! But we're back again...and what better way to return to great quotes than one from the master -- Ansel Adams...

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."

-- Ansel Adams

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

02/28/08: Dymo disc painter

I saw this nifty little disc painter from Dymo featured in the recent issue of Rangefinder magazine. Check it out...

http://www.rangefindermag.com/magazine/Feb08/154.pdf

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

02/27/08: Fascinating article...

Check out this article about photographer Paul Nicklen -- the "photographer of the north."

http://www.uphere.ca/node/170

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

02/26/08: Small aperature can reveal dirty sensor!

EDIT: Thanks to Oleksandr for pointing out my error on this post. :) I love the photo community on the internet! :)
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We went ice skating recently and the rink has a rule about taking cameras out on the ice. Naturally, this is a rule I completely disregard. :) With that rule in mind I did use my 4th string DSLR...my trusty 4 year old Canon EOS 10D. I love shooting slow shutter of action shots (especially sports and children...bonus when I can combine the two). In order to get the slow shutter I need, I have to stop the aperature way down.

A small aperature can reveal nasty dirt specks on a DSLR sensor at a low / slow shutter speed that a normal or fast shutter speed would not reveal. See below for examples...

sensor specks barely noticeable... (1/45 second, f22, ISO 100)






...dust specks even more noticeable! (1/20 sec, f32, ISO 100)

And here's a fast shutter speed -- same camera and lens. The image below was shot at 1/500 second, f5.6. The sensor was not cleaned for this shot...but you can not see the dust specs.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

02/25/08: CNN interview with Anne Geddes

Click here to watch a short CNN.com video interview (about 6 minutes) with Anne Geddes. Anne tells us what inspires her to photograph the babies in the way she does and speaks about some of the challenges in photographing new babies.

Enjoy!

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