Category: Photography

During this weekend’s retreat, I took some time to download Lightroom 4 Beta. I was most interested in the new book module, so that’s where I focused my attention. Thinking back, I participated in 2 of the 4 SOFOBOMOs and I enjoyed my participation; however, I most say that sometimes, making a book was quite annoying. I had to deal with Scribus, the open source book making software, learn of its idiosyncrasies, of which it had many. Further, there was…

Charlotte! I’ve had the V1 for about 5 days. Over those 5 days, I have taken just shy of 2,000 shots. The camera has performed flawlessly and done everything that I’ve asked of it. Certainly, I’ve not covered each and every feature on the camera. I didn’t shoot a movie with it. I didn’t use the Smart Scene Selection feature, where the camera decides everything. I used aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual. I used the camera, quite frankly, the…

Motion snapshot Finally! The clouds broke and I could get the camera out into some natural light! I know that it would be considered a gadget, but I wanted to try the movie snapshot. The camera takes a 2 second, slow motion shot of whatever you are pointing at and then adds a single shot at the end. No, nothing earth shattering, but I wanted to try it. So, included in this post are two such motion snapshots. 🙂 Music…

Spear-it I’ve heard that there’s a first time for everything. Well, add another one of those items to my list, please. Saturday, after the Peaceful Dragon Chinese New Year’s festival, I came home, removed the card from the camera (Nikon V1), started Lightroom, placed SD card into the reader, and took a quick bathroom break. When I came back, I was surprised to see that all the files had loaded. I thought: Wow! That was quick. The files must have…

The Dragon Departs I have intentionally ignored all reviews of the Nikon V1 so that I could give an unbiased opinion of this camera. Of course, I rented it from Lens Rentals. It arrived on Friday, January 20th, 2012. It came with; 1 – Nikon V1 body (crop factor 2.7) 1 – Nikkor 10 – 30 mm zoom (27mm – 81mm 35mm equiv) 1 – Battery 1 – Charger 0 – SD card All photos, for the next 6 days…

When I was younger, one of my favorite pastimes was hanging out in the woods. I lived in city neighborhood and there were no woods close by, but on occasion, I’d get a chance to go exploring somewhere due to my going to someone else’s house that lived near ‘the woods’. When I got older, I could drive, take my camera, and go explore. I never thought about what might be in the woods, other than the ever present squirrels…

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