Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Understanding Optical Stabilization by Jack Howard | SIGMA Blog

Understanding Optical Stabilization by Jack Howard | SIGMA Blog:

Stabilization: Jack Howard explains when and how to us OS to nail sharp shots (as well as explaining what sorts of blur OS can and cannot correct.)

Ritz Interactive Files Bankruptcy

Ritz Interactive Files Bankruptcy:

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another Terrific Airshow

Oakland County International Airport hosted a terrific airshow today.  I got a chance to improve over last week's shots and I think I succeeded.  Here are some samples:

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Jother Woods

Dawn and I maneuvered some of Detroit's art scene today, from MOCAD to Detroit Artist's Market to N'namdi Gallery.  N'namdi was where we met Mr. Jother Woods.

Jother Woods and his Plantation House
Jother (Joe to some) is the artist behind this very detailed display of the locales of his life growing up the son of sharecroppers in Louisiana.  There is the three room home he grew up in, a barn, a terrific southern plantation house from the area, and the project moves through time along to modern day with our superhighways and even a helicopter pad.  And all made entirely from recycled materials and a few recycled toys.

Mr. Woods was gracious enough to let me take a picture.  Be sure to stop by N'namdi Gallery (on Forest just east of Woodward, behind the chicken joint).  Odds are good that you will have a chance to speak with the artist.  The piece really comes alive when he points out details, tells you about growing up in the south, and plays a bit of a guessing game about what materials he used to turn memory into art.

Dawn's Aeronautic Art Adventure

So, my awesome wife and cohort in crimes of photography, Dawn Sketch, did it again.  She got some outstanding images at last week's airshow.  Here are some samples.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Facebook to Add Photo Filters to Mobile App | Popular Photography

Facebook to Add Photo Filters to Mobile App | Popular Photography:

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Next Big Canon Announcement in Mid-September

Next Big Canon Announcement in Mid-September:

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1Ds Mark 4? Or 5D MIII ? I'll certainly be interested to see what it is and all the specs involved.

Zack Arias' Intro to DOF

Nice little video talking about the THREE elements that determine depth of field.

Zack has a bunch of videos on Youtube, just run a search for "Zack Arias" and you should get 'em all. Collect the whole set, as they say.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another Airshow Coming Up Sunday!

See this post from Dawn's "Brilliant In My Poverty" for info on another airshow and airport open house this coming Sunday in Waterford.

See ya there!

Monday, August 22, 2011

one more

Have to post one more because it is my personal favorite (ironically more for the drama of the sky than the actual airplane here).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Selfridge ANG Airshow

Went to the big airshow today.  Here are a few pix.

Thanks Selfridge, for putting on this terrific free event for the community.  Just awesome!

2011 Selfridge Airshow

2011 Selfridge Airshow

Big airshow at the Selfridge Air Force Base. Wish me luck -- I'm told this is a very different and challenging type of photography.

If you go, here are a couple of sites with tips and tricks:

Also, because today's airshow, like many of them, is on a military base, there are a number of rules and restrictions for security reasons. See this FAQ page for good general info: .