Cory Doctorow’s latest novel is called “Makers.” It is available here, serialized.
Strobist Boot Camp 4
I am happy to say that I completed all 4 Strobist assignments — my first attempts at off-camera flash — and learned a great deal. (My other posts in the series are here: -1- | -2- | -3- ).
The final assignment was to take a picture of a vehicle and “get creative” with it. So I decided to take a picture of my car (thus satisfying the vehicle part of the assignment) at night (“creative” bit, I hoped). As with the previous assignments, I found that lighting a car at night was *much* more problematic than you think it would be. It proved beyond me I’m afraid and I was not particularly successful.
Twitter: pointless babble?
A study by Pear Analytics concluded that 40.5% of messages published on Twitter is “pointless babble”. The company found that only 8.7% of messages could be said to have “value.” Learn what categories the rest of the Tweets fall under here: http://mashable.com/2009/08/12/twitter-analysis/
Strobist Boot Camp 3
Definitely the toughest of the assignments so far. First and most obviously, lighting a room is *much* harder than it looks. But beyond that, I had a very hard time finding a room that was worth photographing at all. Frankly, I had never even given any thought to taking a picture of a room whatsoever.
Strobist Boot Camp 2
Finished the second boot camp assignment yesterday. As with the first assignment, I learned a lot. Details after the jump.
Pacman on Twitter
Game over man! Game over!
Strobist Boot Camp 1
I have owned a Nikon D70 dSLR now for almost two years but haven’t been serious about using it until recently. What got me excited a few weeks ago is strobist.com.