A Little Video Lens Experiment

I shot this when I was last in San Francisco. I went up to Mount Tamalpais. It was so green! This video demonstrates what an anamorphic lens does (comparing it to the iPhone camera lens by itself), shows the effects of a polarizer filter and a neutral density filter on the Moondog Anamorphic Lens, and has some Prisma image output… Continue reading

Time for Something a Little Different…

Perspective, point of view, is everything, isn’t it. Ideologically to be sure, but I’m speaking from a purely visual standpoint. For all of the visual information we perceive, we are really very constrained in what we experience through our eyes. We almost always see things from the same height, in a limited color pallet (granted its millions of colors) compared… Continue reading

Canon 5D Mark IV: Initial Impressions

Ever since I saw it advertised, I have been lusting for the new Canon 5D Mark IV. I’ve shot hundreds of thousands of images with my 5D Mark II and have generally loved the camera. But, like everything, it has some quirks. Auto focus is a hemorrhaging ulcer, especially in low light. But, I digress… So, on Friday, I stopped… Continue reading

Here Come the Fuzz

If you remember that expression, you just carbon dated yourself to the 6th century B.C. But no worries, I remember it and the yellow happy face, and “The devil made me do it,” and the yellow happy face with a bullet hole. Jeeze. The 60’s were such odd times. “Here come the fuzz” was a derogatory phrase about the police… Continue reading

Überciety

Like most people, sometimes I see what’s coming, but sometimes I don’t. This piece is a shot in the dark: what I suspect is coming to our rather-near future. It just seems to make sense to me as various indicators point in the same direction. In our hyper-connected society, more and more teenagers are choosing not to get their driver’s… Continue reading

Apple: Making Some Serious Mis-steps [Updated]

Corporations are about maximizing profit. I get that. For all of its brilliant “Think different” marketing, Apple is, in fact, no different. Years ago I watched a documentary about the first MacIntosh. Several people who were on the team that put the original machine together were interviewed. One of the guys, I forget his name, spoke of how bottom line… Continue reading

ōlloclip Telephoto w/ Wide Angle

Last month I reviewed the YOPO lens kit for the iPhone 6+/6s+. You can read about that at this link. I was terribly dissatisfied with the quality of the images the kit produced. To be frank, they were just so poor as to be unusable. Get an idea of the size of the olloclip on its neckstrap The ōlloclip 2x… Continue reading

Tim Unplugged: Qwerkywriter Mechanical Keyboard

Well, my efforts to unplug have had mixed results. I am taking steps. Qwerkywriter is among my latest efforts at unplugging. Did any of you have a mechanical typewriter back in the day—you know, the old ones that didn’t use electricity. My grandmother gave me the one from her office when she retired. You had to really whack the keys… Continue reading