Friday, May 21, 2010

Wedding Photography update

Last week I told you about a wedding I had to shoot on short notice. Unfortunately time constraints means I haven't been able to edit them yet, but I thought I'd post up one un-edited photo(except for the copyright overlay). I'll get more posted soon.


Thursday, May 20, 2010


I've had this MacBook Pro for a few years and after getting my new 13" MacBook Pro, this computer went into semi-retirement. I had recently come up with a way to utilize this computer again as it's still a decent computer. After a couple days of cleaning it up and getting ready for some more use...the N key came off. Now I cannot get it back on. Looks like it's time to put this on desk duty with an external keyboard. It's been done before...

Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Technology Challenge Postponed

So thinking about it, I'm leaving town next week and will not be able to lug a heavy iMac G3 around. Also, I'll only have an air card or my iPad 3G where I'm at. So June 1st, the Technology Challenge begins!

Posted from my iPad

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Technology Challenge

I was talking with Yom tonight about a challenge I wanted to present to myself. I want to only use my Tangerine G3 266MHz iMac for one week. It runs Mac OS 9, with no wi-fi, but does have Photoshop 5.5! I have two shoots I'm working on editing right now and I do need to finish those first.
Also, I do need a modern computer at work so this will be my only computer at home. No iPhone, no iPad, etc for anything other than texts/phone calls.
Why do this? Well, a PC of this vintage would not/could not function given the tasks I usually need to do. I want to see if the Mac is up to the challenge.
How do I plan to do this? Well, I can use the Twitter web interface, I have Photoshop to perform the most basic image manipulations, and I can design web pages the old fashioned way...with a text editor!
Starting next week I'll try to prove to anyone who will listen to me, that a G3 iMac can still fulfill basic computing needs because somehow my netbook freezes after opening two images in Microsoft Picture Viewer.

Posted from my iPhone

Friday, May 14, 2010


Something I haven't done in quite some time is going to happen tomorrow. I'm shooting a wedding. It's always interesting going into these things, but even more so this time. I was giving very little notice and am doing it as a favor to a friend. I'm up for challenges though! What has been your experience when thrown an assignment at the last minute?

Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Video rig

At my day job, we have been doing a lot of video lately and the majority has been done with my iPhone. Seriously. With plenty more video projects coming that will require sound better audio, we picked up a Canon Rebel T2i and a Rode microphone.
Playing with it so far, it's been great. We recorded some video over the weekend and with the exception of poor image stabilization, it's what we needed. So far it's provides pro level video without the pro price.
As far as the still picture quality, I'm loving the High ISO capabilities! No noticeable noise at ISO 800, something unheard of on my Canon 1D MK II.

Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hack attack

Over the weekend I had the displeasure of dealing with two attacks on different sites, both Wordpress sites. I spent a good amount of time cleaning up the mess. Hoping Wordpress 3.0 fixes the vulnerability.

Posted from my iPhone

Monday, May 3, 2010


I managed to get a 3G iPad recently and have been doing some light work with it, and despite my initial comments about my netbook being so much better...well, I haven't been using my netbook. For most of the reasons I use a netbook, it has been replaced by the iPad. You win this round Apple!