Did you get in line and buy that digital camera you wanted on Black Friday? Or, are you still in line on Cyber Monday?
Moi, I finally got a carton box, tracing paper, and built myself the $10 macro lightbox for product shots.
A few pointers if you decide to build one too:
And here’s the first product shot of my (Green, as in made from recycled parts) Cell Phone I took just using the daylight streaming through a window on the right. [I still have to get the lamps for even lighting from both sides.] Not too shabby for a quick first shot, eh?
This promo encourages you to vote for your favorite movie and then rewards you with a free ticket to see it again!
If you have already seen it [how else can you honestly vote it as your favorite movie?], then the incentive to see it again is low — and therefore the incentive to participate in the contest is low. OK, unless it is one of the TWILIGHT saga which, if I understand correctly, some [female of the species] have viewed MANY times, and would not mind viewing one more time.
Or, unless you vote for the movie that you have not seen yet but would like to so that if you do win the free ticket, then it’s a free ticket…
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The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, first Governor of Puerto Rico, traveled to what is now Florida in 1513 searching for the Fountain of Youth [Wikipedia]. Little did he realize that said fountain has now been discovered and it is called… “Google.”
As many of you know — and unfortunately many still do not — once you publish something on the Internet, it stays there forever. Yes, read this again: FOR EVER!
Even if you delete the contents of your blog, remove the pictures from your gallery, unsubscribe from newsletters, and delete your accounts from Facebook, mypace and other social media venues — you’re still floating around in cyberspace, hidden on backup servers, cached content, and the hard drives of millions of home computers that have viewed (and therefore downloaded) your pages, pictures and words. Yes, in a sense, you are immortalised. Not necessarily young, but certainly as you appear in your picture the day you (or a friend) published it on the Internet.
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Flint Hannah has shared a tutorial on how to take the perfectly lit product photo, the simple way. And I have to say that it is in one of the easiest-to-understand tutorial we’ve read in a long time. It is described step by step and well illustrated so there can be no confusion.
It is a breath of fresh air to read a “real” tutorial as opposed to the drivel many publishes, illustrated with stock photos that they have not taken themselves.
[ Read the tutorial at: photo tuts plus ]
Increasingly, the act of pointing a digital SLR camera at anything is becoming not just undesired but illegal in many countries. Very often the “Please” is left out and the photographer is treated as a criminal.
Michael Coyne shares his experiences photographing in Hong Kong. It exposes the stupidity of the “No Photography” law wherever it is enforced and of the simple minds who enact such laws.
[ Read the article at: Black Star Rising ]
Peter Burian tests this rugged, well-sealed 14.5MP camera with pro caliber versatility and extras such as Movie mode and in-camera HDR
The flagship of the Pentax DLSR series, the K-7 is an unusually rugged semi-professional 14.5 MP camera that’s built like a tank: with a splash-proof magnesium alloy body over a stainless steel chassis. While the 14.5 megapixel K20D is less pricey, the K-7 is even more desirable. This newer model retains all of the K20D’s best features but provides significant benefits: faster (5.2 fps) drive speed, larger 3″ LCD with 920,000 dot resolution, a viewfinder with 100% coverage, plus upgrades for the sensor, processor, autofocus system, built-in image stabilizer and evaluative metering (now with 77 zones). More importantly, the K-7 offers some entirely new functions, including HD Movie mode.
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“The Leica S2 … may well be one of the finest camera systems ever made.”
[ Read the Leica S2 Field and Studio Review at: Luminous Landscape ]