Autumn Is Awesome: 6 Solid Tips

§ December 6th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , , § No Comments

With experience I came to see the yearly color extravaganza as an opportunity to sharpen basic photographic skills and explore new techniques that are applicable anywhere. Here are your tips, friends.

1. Polarizing the Light

Sweet leaves, baby.

Sweet leaves, baby.

Is it trite to say that photography is all about light? Fall offers a time to get out and experiment with the subtle effects created by the changing light and angles of the sun. I’ve always kept extra gadgets to a minimum, as I prefer to exploit “available light.” However, the reflectiveness

A Milk Based Shoot?

§ December 5th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , § No Comments

photomilkBecause the refrigerator wasn’t working, I did a little creative electrical wiring to get the interior light bulb to function. This bulb was directly wired to a plug so that it could be connected to an electrical outlet. I wanted this bulb to work so the interior of the fridge would appear to be lit solely by this source. But because it was a dim light source and I needed to freeze the motion of the model, I opted for using flash in addition to the tungsten bulb. Due to

RAID 5: Recover or Bust

§ December 1st, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , § No Comments

raid5bHaving a RAID array can make you feel pretty proud of yourself. Either you made it yourself or you had someone do it for you. You feel pretty great knowing that you?ve increased the productivity of your computer and that the server you?ve been using or had planned is working out well. RAID 5 is different from RAID 1 and RAID 10 in that it doesn?t have hard drives that simply mirror each other.

Since RAID 5 uses parity data you need to determine the parity position and rotation in …

The Phoenix RL-59 Ringlight – Beautiful Work

§ November 30th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , § No Comments

The RL-59 consists of two main pieces, connected by a coil cord. The control unit mounts in the camera’s hot-shoe, and looks much like any hot-shoe flash unit, except there’s a cord coming out of a black plate where the flash tube normally would be. There’s even a tilting “bounce” head and a red AF-illuminator window, although neither serves a function with the RL-59: They’re there because the control unit shares a body shell with another Phoenix flash unit. The ring flash head measures about 3.6×4.5 inches, and screws into

Snoring: How To Avoid It

§ November 29th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

shtaiThere are several circumstances that can predispose snoring. These include weakness of the muscles within the throat, excess tissues within the throat and obstruction in the nasal passageway. The muscles within your throat can become weak as your age progresses. But these can also be weakened by unhealthy lifestyle. If you want to avoid snoring, you have to make certain that your respiratory structures are in good condition. You can do this by keeping a balanced diet and exercising regularly. It is highly advised to include fruits and vegetables in …

Processing Film The Easy Way

§ November 23rd, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , § No Comments

The tank is light tight. The film is rolled onto a reel which is a spiral that keeps a space between the layers of film, so the developing solutions can flow evenly onto the surface of the emulsion. The bottle opener is used to pop the top on the 35mm cassette. The scissors are necessary to cut the film leader before loading film onto the reel. An accurate darkroom thermometer is extremely important because the length of the development time is determined by the temperature of the chemicals, and for

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