Monday, May 19, 2008

Killer PC for Digital Photography?

Dear All

My old PC was state of the art in 2000, and has been a great workhorse. I upgraded it from a Pentium 4 (remember those) with 256MB RAM and 30GB hard disk, to a 2.0 GHz processor with 1024MB RAM and 60GB hard disk, but that's starting to creak too...

So the new machine has Intel Core Duo processor (2.83 GHz - I toyed with Quadcore, but that's for serious applications and multasking, which I won't need, and if I do, I'm sure I can upgrade in the future), 3GB RAM, 720GB hard disc, DVD/CD read/write drive with Blu-Ray read and a 24" widescreen monitor. It's also Bluetooth enabled. Can't wait for it to come...



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kids with Sticks

My 75-300 is a bit soft and mushy - and there could be camera shake issues going on here too. No great awards here for originality, either. But if you've got a family, these are the kinds of photos you find most fulfilling to take - or at least, I do.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Setting tasks...

It was on my mind that not only had I not posted in ages, I'm still learning... and along with the fact that Gareth has mad skills... :) but also that I did not post any shots from my neighbourhood as per the suggested idea a while back...

Anyways - out here right now the sky is hazy and very bland / grey. It's hot as hell, but not a hint of nice blue. So today I went out with a couple of rules.

1) None, or at least minimal sky.
2) Tight, reportage, human shots only.
3) Try to use the range of the equipment better
4) Try to not melt the camera or myself...

I'm interested in your thoughts... - there are a few shots here - probably too many for one post, however... I'm keen for your thoughts...

Oh, all shots were taken within 1 mile from my house.

I''m sure I could have done a lot more in Photoshop, in camera, in composition - please - let me know anything that comes to mind...



Thursday, May 08, 2008

Not much to say about this one, really. It was taken a few minutes from, and a few metres from the last one but has a completely different feel for loads of reasons - the desaturation, the human interest... Thoughts?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Google Reader

Hi folks,

Just a quick note. Have you tried/aware of Google Reader? It allows you to keep track of new postings on blogs. I use it for CLight, my the blog (based in Word Press) and other geeky photo blogs. Plus, if you use iGoogle for your home page, you can add google reader so that when you start up your internet, you can immediately see whether new posts have been added. Rather useful. And rather geeky.