Something super interesting/geeky looking on a Nikon Rumors post.
Custom profiles for Picture Control settings.
I think you can upload them to your camera using the Picture Control Utility.
It includes profiles for some classic film stock as well as modern cameras.
A friend used custom profiles to boost his blue skies on Ibiza outdoor clubbing photos on his 5D.
Alas I can’t try them yet as I just dropped my camera off for a service today.
Interesting story from Photographer John Free about his 10 year photo project!
Initially found via The Art of Photography (which is a great channel I watch often)
Just been to Britain’s largest annual photography show in Birmingham NEC – these times called “UK Photoshow” but in the past “Focal”. I’ve been to it a few times over the years -usually just to geek out (hey I know good photography isn’t about the gear – but I enjoy that aspect anyway) but also occasionally to buy equipment.
There have been good deals to be had in the past – but I think less so in recent years. I’ve gone into the habit of photographing price lists to share them online so others can see if they want to go. This year though I’ve just been on the penultimate day – so maybe not so much of use – but what the hell.
I only photographed the price lists I saw that were easily photographed – a fair few only had prices on individual items – as I wasn’t buying – I didn’t go for them.
Sorry for the quality – taken on a phone.
I’m not one for taking my camera to photography shows.
Click on the picture to view larger, and then click on the “view in full size” bottom right to see the original.
Came across another fairly inspirational video – the post title is a line from it.
Take a look.
Like the fact he treated and shot school sports teams like full on pros!
Originally found via Strobist.
Used to watch New York Times [Lens] videos on a regular basis. But as they’re no longer on Vimeo it seems I’ve missed them – but they’re on their own website.
Here’s a really interesting one I thought I’d share – on James Dean and Dennis Stock – the photographer who took “the” photo of James Dean – the one of him n Times Square in the rain. Rather than a quick snap – seems that there was a two month run up to it. Would be great to do something like this! If only I had the time. Maybe I should make it happen rather than hoping always.
I tried to embedd the video but as wordpress.com doesn’t allow iFrames – here’s a standard link:
Less about photography and more about tech this one.
For last couple of years I’ve thought about playing around with ardunio tech, wanting to make something both technical and creative. In parallel I’ve also wondered about some day pushing something like this beyond the point of just messing around or doing for fun – i.e. launching into a wider audience by starting a company or similar.
Just come across this video which is really interesting on many of those aspects plus maker community, open source etc – and thought I’d share.
Original source is here: http://99u.com/videos/52119/chris-anderson-how-and-why-i-built-a-drone-empire-with-a-19-year-old
999u.com seems really interesting – will follow their video feed.
Wow – been a while since I posted something to my blog – oops sorry. Been busy doing lots of gigs and such. Not really posted much on that here but does a few bits on my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dafowen/
I intend to start a 500px page too.
Anyway – back to the issue at hand – here’s another inspiration video for you. Shows it’s never too late to be / do whatever you want to do.
Found via Kottke.org