I wondered to what extent camera apps create different images of the exact same composition when using my iPhone X camera hardware. Do they all call the same hardware functions and therefore produce the exact same image? Or, do app-specific incantations exist that voodoo the image into existence creating variance in the rendered images of the same compositions? Unsure, I… Continue reading
If you’re of my generation you probably saw the TV series, The Streets of San Francisco, and you know how crazy steep many of the streets are in the city. Or, you may have simply visited the city. You haven’t lived until you’ve slogged up some of those painfully steep streets.
But what if you could flatten the streets with… Continue reading
For some inexplicable reason, I’ve considered this Canon lens as a portrait lens. Not until yesterday did I decide to take it out and push it around in the wild. The lens is amazing—offering a huge range of possibilities. The images, though you will not be able to notice from these small JPEGs, are super clean and spot on sharp.… Continue reading
That all of our emails and phone calls and everywhere we go would be collected and stored by our democratic government was completely unimaginable to me just 10 years ago. Unthinkable! It’s the antithesis of free society! But we now live in a surveillance state. But to think that it will even get worse speaks to complete fascism.
Hang On… Continue reading
I was in Sausalito when I saw what the fog was doing; so, I rushed home and grabbed my camera equipment.
The location was fiercely windy, and the wind chill was extremely cold. Even though I was wearing a heavy shirt, wind-proof vest, and winter coat with a hood, I was freezing!
I was also concerned that the tripod wouldn’t… Continue reading
These are my first two experiments with a different way of making 360º panos with the camera lens way up high on a tall pole.
With the wind (extreme wind yesterday when I shot these), this becomes a huge challenge! Precision is the name of the game with panos, and a wobbly tall pole makes shooting anything but precise. Add… Continue reading
This past weekend was spent romping around the Headlands. Saturday we took an on-site class in the geology of Point Bonita followed by working at the lighthouse. Since the weather was gorgeous, we had over 500 visitors. On Sunday we went back and roamed to the edge of the coast. I shot several experimental pictures of Steve at different forts.… Continue reading
…is about to begin! Hang on!
No, I don’t begin to understand the physics or electrical engineering behind it, but I suspect that Ren Ng‘s PhD dissertation at Stanford University on light field photography is going to forever change the way most people shoot pictures. I suspect that he stands to become a very wealthy young man. (He has started… Continue reading
Yes, Malaga Cove is one of my favorite places near where I live. Shooting time lapse there is easy as I’m involved in a writing project. I just set up the camera, let it click away, and write. It’s an inspirational place to accomplish a writing task!
For the technically inclined:
Yes, lots of flicker since I used FCP. I… Continue reading
I already posted a time lapse of the installation at this link. But the lighting and the camera settings were a huge challenge. So you really didn’t get to see what the shutters look like, until now. They are 4″ shutters made by Avalon. The top of the top shutter is 18′ from the floor.… Continue reading