A number of Movember guests could be seen at Battersea Park station, already on their way home. Nuts I thought. Was the party winding down already?
Not a chance! Despite getting there just after midnight it was the best 3 hours of partying I’ve had for a while! JC and all the other Movember team, thanks for putting on a great party. See you next year!
A massive thanks to Rory & Paul for inviting me to their birthday party in THURST, Greek St, all of the party people that turned up and the DJ for some great tracks. I’ve got a first batch of images starting to upload at the moment (05:45AM!), more to follow over the weekend after some much needed kip.
To the young lady who asked me “Is that a camera? Are you on facebook?” and then did an impromptu shoot with her friends while we waited for the night bus “Many thanks” to you and your friends for making the journey home a fun one and keeping me awake!
I don’t usually look at someone’s feet and work my way up, but that’s what I found myself doing again today…
I’ve been going through our photo archives looking for images for my wifes holiday web site.
On countless photography sites the advice to budding photographers is to “crop tight” and not have too much dead space around the primary subject. This is often great advice for the average photo, the subject isn’t lost in a sea of nothing and your viewers don’t switch off.
There are always exceptions to rules, and here’s one to the cropping rule.
As you’d expect you get greater battery capacity and a better hand grip, good for people with large hands like myself. Most battery grips will have a second shutter release button for easier use of the camera when held sideways.
This also comes in very handy when you need that extra little bit of height, as I did at my daughters school play the other night. With the camera held upside down I was able to take advantage of the cameras normally inverted periscope, giving me a better line of sight over the heads of the other parents without the need to get out of my chair.
1&1 as the old server didn’t support PHP5, preventing a full WordPress upgrade. A number of plugins have been upgraded or installed, such as the new page read counter, which starts from 0 today.
If you find anything broken (it shouldn’t be, a lot of checking was done) please drop me a comment.
Append your 100Strangers set number to the end of the URL. See this Flickr post on tags to control cropping.
Picasa has matured a lot in the past year and is now at version 3. (3.1.0, Build 71.43.0 as of this posting).
The thing I realy liked about Picasa, and love having back, is it’s lightning fast access to the whole of my image library, even off my networked file servers. It monitors file system access and adds new images to it’s database without me having to ask. It works with all of the image formats I use, .JPG, .PNG, .TIFF, .GIF and .CR2, one thing that Canon’s DPP doesn’t do. With the .CR2 extention configured to open with Canons DPP Viewer module I can page through my photos at speed and either edit them in Picasa or Canons DPP with a simple right click.
The best of both worlds!
So now you’ll be seeing links and images from both http://flickr.com/emerym42/ *and* http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/emerym.42 There are a number of great WordPress plugins that take advantage of Picasa, so expect to see some changes.
One last major job, transcribing my interview with Teppo, creator of the 100 Strangers project.
The perl script is not quite ready for a web based service. Anyone else doing the project that would like a cover like this should add a comment on Flickr.
Looking for prints and downloads?
Looking for a Wedding Photographer? Please click here for sample images from previous clients.
Last 20 Blog Posts
- MCM ComicCon May 2016
- Getting back into the studio..
- MCM Comic Con 2015
- Let sleeping dogs dry – OlloClip test
- Thank you Sarah Louise Madison! Photo with Steven Moffat
- Snaps from MCM London Comic Con May 2014
- “Waiting for Green” – G11 at the ready
- Video triggers flashback to studio time with Lucy Cates
- Google doodle tribute to Sir Norman Parkinson, father of Modern Fashion Photography
- No covers for 2013.. yet
- Google Authorship – Get your face out there
- Ben Bo
- She brought a bit of colour to a grey London day
- What is LOVE?
- The sound of an air kiss? MUAH not MWAH!
- My local studio: Snappy Snaps Bromley
- Drop the camera, grab the mouse and relearn about light
- Thoughts of clothes like a resilient parasite?
- Last of the MARKSE 2012 “Covers”
- First image from Novembers All White shoot