Towards the end of September Lindsey & I talked about various possibilities for how to continue with the figure studies. I was still looking (and still am!) to capture abstracts of the human form that I would feel might fit in well with my abstracts of man-made things. A bit of testing with baby oil started me on something and with some adjustments to the lighting I started to get something that I was happy with. [...]
Continue reading Final figure studies of September… getting closer!
On the 27th I went out to Batavia for another group shoot organized by Lindsey. Because of weather it was pushed back until midday and a few other photographers had to cancel. We actually wound up having fantastic weather for the shoot, and two models with two photographers was a good balance. I spent a fair bit of time experimenting with how the tilt shift lenses could be used for various effects. [...]
Continue reading Small shoot with Lindsey & Liz
A friend of mine forwarded this link to me which has some suggestions for colorblind hikers who have trouble identifying blazes on trails. The article outlines one particularly interesting way to help identify the colors of the blazes: carry paint samples to reference the blazes against. It covers how to make these and how to use them as well as some other tips to help colorblind hikers. [...]
Continue reading Suggestions for colorblind hikers
We’re doing PhotoPlus in NYC again. By we I mean myself and some friends, so expect new photos and reactions to the various gadgets they’re showing off to come after the show. PhotoPlus is October 22-24th this year, chances are we’ll be visiting it on the 24th (Saturday). [...]
Continue reading PhotoPlus is coming soon!
On Friday I got to meet Lindsey, a model who lives nearby in Batavia. What started Friday with some time in Batavia & Rochester lead to a new shoot at Agway on Sunday and further shooting in Rochester on Monday and Wednesday. [...]
Continue reading New shoots with Lindsey: figure studies, Agway, Rochester and Batavia
I saw this BBC article the other day and the topic immediately interested me. It seems gene therapy may hold the answer to eliminating color blindness in humans, based on this successful test on monkeys. I’ve never put much thought in to the concept of curing color blindness. At least personally I don’t find enough of a hindrance on a day-to-day basis for it to be crucial for me. [...]
Continue reading Gene therapy might be the end of color blindness
Ok, so this happened back on the 9th. I meant to post this but I never got around to it. Leica is always interesting to follow… they’ve seemed misguided with their cameras lately but the S2 has intrigued me and I’ve been following it for quite a while now. A new M series isn’t a shocker; the M8 seemed to receive a mixed reaction but the new full frame M9 is certainly looking to be a neat bit of kit for those with the money for one. [...]
Continue reading The S2 wasn’t enough, Leica’s got a new M9 and X1… and Canon might be up to something
This time of year there are always a number of announcements. As usual I won’t hit them all because I don’t care about all of them, but I’m covering those that interest me. Instead of posting them separately I’ll try to consolidate them as much as possible. This is also a good way to maintain activity here since I haven’t had much time to shoot lately . That should hopefully be changing soon. [...]
Continue reading Interesting news: Canon 7D and Panasonic GF1