Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

I Welded Something

Posted: 16th July 2019 by Cheap in Fiction, Firearms, Photography, Television

When my infrared camera came in on Friday, I played with it a little that afternoon, but I couldn’t spend my time with it because I had a party to prepare.  I snapped some photos around the house, and they showed some promise.  The next morning, I played a little more with them in Photoshop, […]

Whip-poor-will Overload

Posted: 22nd June 2019 by Cheap in Camping, Filmmaking, Outdoors, Photography, Technology

I haven’t been to all of them, but I suspect that the Hercules Glades Wilderness is the crown jewel of Wilderness Areas in Missouri.  It is not the biggest, but it is scattered with glades — some quite large and picturesque, has an extensive and well maintained trail system, and even has a set of pretty […]

Five years late to the game, I am picking up a Panasonic GH4 for filmmaking.  This is for a specific project, which I needn’t discuss here.  I have just spent some time making sense of the crop factors and the 4K windowed video, and here is what I have figured out. First of all, “crop […]

Gun Sale!

Posted: 17th March 2019 by Cheap in Camping, Fiction, Firearms, Gardening, Hiking, Outdoors, Photography, Television

I finished Elantris.  The characters that seemed so unrealistic and two-dimensional became much more realistic and grew to have more depth than my initial impression at the beginning of the story.  I’m glad I finished it, because I did quite enjoy it, though I would still say it’s not Brandon Sanderson’s best work.  I also […]

Ultra-Wide Angle

Posted: 30th January 2019 by Cheap in Fiction, Filmmaking, Firearms, Gardening, Hunting, Peppers, Photography

I finally own the so-called “Holy Trinity” of Canon zoom lenses.  I acquired my original Canon EOS camera outfit, including the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8 lenses, in 2005.  Since then, I have wanted to round out my lens collection with a 16-35mm ultra-wide angle zoom lens.  It isn’t useful for model photography, so it […]

Spoiled by Great Presidents

Posted: 1st March 2017 by Cheap in Philosophy, Photography, Uncategorized
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I just saw a headline (and didn’t bother to read the article), “Betsy DeVos is a Stupid, Stupid Person”. Of course the reason we have her is obvious: we have a stupid president who wants to be the smartest person in the room. And the reason we have him is also obvious: we let stupid […]

Anyone who tells you that Cat’s Cradle is science-fiction is fucking with you.  Or else they don’t know what science-fiction is.  Yes, it contains a bit of science-fiction as a plot element.  Yes, the science is reasonably sound.  It also contains a made-up religion, but no one categorizes it as a religious text.  It is […]

Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II

Posted: 11th November 2016 by Cheap in Photography
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I finally came around to the idea that I need a high-quality point-n-shoot camera.  The reason?  None of my cameras are compact enough, and my phone’s camera doesn’t produce art-quality photos. Up until now, my most compact camera has been my Canon EOS M.  The body of the EOS M is quite compact, for a […]

I have photographed numerous bands on stage, and it took a while for me to develop the skill.  This is a summary of what I’ve learned.  I hope it will be useful to others who want to produce good photos of bands performing live on stage. There are three basic challenges to overcome: Bands Perform […]

Photo Shoot

Posted: 15th November 2011 by Cheap in Photography
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I did a photo shoot recently, something I haven’t done for a long time.  A friend of mine has a vacant house with a very dated interior, including a bedroom with old floral-print wallpaper.  When I saw it, I told him I just had to do a photo shoot in there, and my friend agreed […]