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The Movie Detour

Posted on Sep 8, 2010 in The Photography

Or should I call it the movie disaster? I have never, ever run into a photo-related program that I couldn’t figure out, until I bumped into Final Cut Express.  Day after day, of bumping my head against walls.  Was it that the program was so difficult?  Have I had a stroke, or bunch of burnt-out […]

Women on Cells

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 in The Photography

The purpose of the movie detour is not really to make movies, but I’m curious about using photographs in the Ken Burns manner to tell stories. That’s really what’s floating around in the back of my head. In order to do that, there were a couple of important techniques to work on, and that’s what […]

Grocery Store Photography

Posted on Sep 6, 2010 in Using Your Camera

I figured out how to do voice over, and most of the other stuff to make little films. This was done entirely in Final Cut Express. The main purpose was just to see what it was like to do a voice over. It wasn’t so simple because it turned out that the input jack on […]


Posted on Sep 5, 2010 in The Photography

I made enough progress with my movie making (got voice over to work) and completed a short 4 minute film (will post after I clean a few things up) with Final Cut Express, that I allowed myself to take some pictures today, and you should always begin when you haven’t photographed a city for a […]

Labor Day Sale

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 in The Photography

I don’t know why everyone has a sale on Labor Day, other than that it’s a holiday, so more people are off – and in the old days would go shopping in physical stores?  But now that you can get most of what you need on the web… why can’t you just sit at your […]


Posted on Sep 3, 2010 in The Photography

You’ve followed me long enough to know that I will sometimes get fixated on some new technology and as my friend Matt would say, get stuck in the secret lab.  I happened when I first got into digital cameras, and then infrared, and well, it’s a long list.  But what seems to keep me going […]

the professional

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 in The Photography

I mentioned that I’m planning to go to the John Prine concert on Governor’s Island, and that it is stated in the rules that no professional equipment will be allowed. What are considered professional cameras and professional digital cameras? Any camera with a removable lens will be considered a professional camera and will not be […]

Watching Epson 4800 Print

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 in Using Your Camera

I was talking to Lester about what I’m doing with the video stuff, and he told me that this video had gotten something like 14,000 views. Did I know that? Nope. I had no idea. I had tossed these videos up just quickly and without going back to see if anyone was watching them; and […]

Walking Around Movie (1st Test)

Posted on Sep 1, 2010 in Using Your Camera

I wanted to go through the whole process with the Canon 500D and Adobe Premiere 4, and see what would come of it. The idea of this first experiment was just to learn the technical ropes. It was shot with the 30mm Sigma, and the camera was, as far as I could tell, setting the […]

Engineers Gate IR

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 in The Photography

Infrared Film, with IR flash.