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Friday, January 16, 2009

KISS One Package All Sizes

This is the third industrial espinage video. I'd better stop, before I get busted!!!!

KISS - Old vs. New Packaging

Another one of those 'secret' videos.

KISS Drop Test:

I don't think we are supposed to see this, but what the hell -- it's cool. Security at KISS and/or the Bui Brothers seems to be lacking :-)

Don't ask me how I got this!!!! I'd have to shoot you.

Photo-a-Day #5

D-700, 100mm, f2.8. 1/60, ISO200, WB = flash, backlit w/ SB-900, Gary Fong Whaletail w/ blue gel, triggered w/ CLS, water at 38 degrees :-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Album Design Software

Occasionally, I get asked what software I use to design my albums. I've been using the Album Designer from Gary Fong, for five or six years. In November 2006, my daughter got married, in South America. Her mother warned me that if I showed up with a camera, they weren't going to let me in the church -- something about wanting me to actually be in some of the pictures!!

I was fortunate to have a very talented friend - someone who had shot many wedding with me and whom I trusted. Her name is Keats Elliott and she had a friend -- another talented photographer, Marisa Holmes. The two of the them spent 1o days in Ecuador, with my daughter, her fiancee, and our families.

I made two books - one covering the 10 days, and a second for the day of the ceremony.

Gary's Album Designer is a set of actions the run within Photoshop (CS, CS2, CS3, or CS4). There are no templates - but the actions really speed up the process. Without the actions, just using Photoshop, it used to take me about 45 minutes to lay out a two-page spread. Using the Album Designer with Autodrop, I average 3-4 minutes per spread.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Photo-a-Day #4

D-700, ISO 2200, 50mm f1.8 @2.8, 1/60

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Photo-a-Day #3

Ok, so I missed a day -- yesterday, I shot three basketball games, and didn't get all the files copied to a had drive, until after midnight -- then, today, the Steelers where on, so.... anyway, this series of shots is called "Concentration".

D-700, 200mm, 2.8, 1/400, 3200 ISO

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Photo-a-Day #2

The Kitchen Sink

D-700, 50mm @f8, 1/200, 3200 ISO, slight curves adjust and sepia tone applied in CS3.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


So, I've been thinking about posting a photo every day. I saw a lot of people deciding to do this at the beginning of the year. To be honest, I don't think I have enough free time to capture a new image, and post it, everyday. OK, maybe I do have the time, but doesn't doing that say that I have way too much free time? :-)

Well, this is my plan -- I'm going to capture an image and post it, each day, for a month -- or until I get bored, or forget. Here are the rules: 1. The photo has to be posted within one day of being taken -- no shooting 30 images in one day, and then just uploading them. 2. The images have to be candid -- what I mean is there is no pre-production staging -- I just see it and shot it as I see it. 3. The subject has to be within, or visible from, my apartment or patio. (This may be flexible if I shoot something interesting, outside the home). 4. No flash -- available light, only.

Here's the first one -- my sofa, taken yesterday morning. D-700, 50mm 1.8 lens @4.5, ISO 200, 1/200. Converted to b&w via CS3, Channel Mixer method (70, 15, 15).