Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Ad for Craigslist

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It's been awhile to post something, because the site produces so much spam, but...all ads are good

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Margaret Bourke-White

The camera is a remarkable instrument. Saturate yourself with your subject, and the camera will all but take you by the hand and point the way. - Margaret Bourke-White

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Phone, new fun...old tricks of the trade

So unfortunately my cell phone died on Friday, which meant I had to get a new one, the good news...I was able to upgrade to a Droid, got the HTC EVO shift, great phone does everything I want and more. I can blog, check emails, get recipes, read the news, it's basically a palm-sized computer. I can even view my website, which has flash, which is outstanding. BUT...the best feature, especially for photographers, is the fun you can have with these cameras and apps.

It comes with your basic camera, but you can browse apps and download anything your heart desires. I downloaded all the free camera apps because I wanted to see which I preferred. I've only purchased one app, the Vintage camera app.

What used to be call "bad" quality, is now retro. It's now in. The cool and fun thing to with a photo take by your phone. I used my pets as subjects to test the camera.

You can have photos that look like they were taken in the 60's, 70's etc, you can select a tilt-shift option, B&W, sepia, Velvia,  vignette, toy camera, Polaroids, and all sorts of lens effects. The ease of these tools in the Apps is amazing, what used to take hours to create in photoshop takes your phone seconds.The app I downloaded comes with 79 effects and 50 some-odd frame choices.

Sooo....the tricks and fun I used to have in the dark room, now have moved to my computer, to in-camera editing tool and now to a cell phone....

Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Nikkor 85mm f1.4G...

LOVE LOVE LOVE, how this lens shoots, this is just a quick shot, 85mm shot at f1.4, D700

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Passion

There are a few things I have discovered about myself as I go through life. I love photography and I really do love teaching someone photography.

Last weekend, I took my friends daughter and two of her friends to Santa Barbara for a photo outing. It gave myself and her a chance to get out of LA and photograph what we saw. It was a rainy and gray day in La and Santa Barbara was gorgeous and a perfect fall day.

I had been to Santa Barbara once and had vowed at that point to go back when I could drive around and capture what I saw. This is one of the images below, I still have some editing to do but worked on one image thus far.

I took them to one of the SB's local landmarks and we traveled down to the pier and walked around. The Courthouse, Designed by William Mooser III, the Spanish-Moorish style building was completed in 1929, after the 1925 earthquake ruined much of the city. It occupies a square block in downtown Santa Barbara. The benefit, it's a free tour, you can walk around the grounds and capture much of the building through images.

It was a short trip, all in all we spent around 5 hours traveling and walking around. The girls had a good time and it was great to get out of LA. Taking them home, I did discover that every Tuesday there is a farmers market at the mall, up the street from where we all live, so I'm going to be taking her again, just to get her out there to shoot.