Sunday, 11 November 2007

blogging from the iPhone

coming at ya from my new iPhone. Initial thoughts are that its great - activation and moving networks to o2 was easier than I expected, will take 5 days or so for my old number to be ported over. Doesn't like the blogger rich text editor but thats a tiny complaint :)
Will post more impressions as I go.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

gettin that flash off camera

finally have a 1 light off camera setup going...
already had a canon 430ex and pc sync cable/hot shoe adapters, and ordered some more kit from (Ohio, US) a few weeks ago - turned up about 10 days after ordering, and no customs fees (yay!).

so now I have a light stand and brolly (convertible white with black backing - can do shoot-through or reflective), gels and some other home made stuff :)

K was a slightly unwilling model, tho he put up with me for a few minutes. got him to take some of me too that I'm quite happy with as I'm a useless model!

me me

thanks to the strobist blog for getting me going on this, and of course the fab Light, Science and Magic book (see my amazon links for a url to buy a copy).

really basic setup - ambient underexposed by 2 stops, flash at about 1/16 power i think on wide zoom, dampening flash output by dropping aperture cause i'm too lazy to drop the flash power, shoot through brolly slightly on my right and above subject. only post work was cropping, and a tone curve to exaggerate contrast up a bit (and one spot removal..)

Saturday, 3 November 2007

stuck in a loop!

oh no! the developers who build quicksilver have managed to get themselves in a bit of a pickle...
the latest version has a "feature" which causes the app to ping their site looking for updates a bit too often, with the consequence of bringing down their download site as it's such a popular app.

yikes! time to go download the fixed version from macupdate or whatever your fav mac software tracker is and help them out :)

(via lifehacker)