Might need business cards

October 27, 2007

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I've been doing a lot of thinking about getting back into weddings again. This is a topic I flip-flop on a lot. I won't be able to really do anything about it till we get past the new year due to the amount of stuff going on at work. After that though, I think I'm going to take a run at it again. The digital thing is a big factor and another is Adobe lightroom. After using it a little, I think it's a great way to run the preliminary wedding edit. The first wedding that I did all digital, I was using Photoshop and Bridge on my old ass computer and it took forever. While the process itself is decently time consuming, the real issue I had was the amount of time that I was waiting on the computer. I'll get around to building a new computer before too long. If I haven't done it before my next wedding, I'll definitely do it at that point just to make sure I can get thru the edits in a reasonable time. Anyway, about the business cards. I went to a Halloween party last night as Peter Parker. The reason for picking that character was so that I could fit my camera in as part of the costume. Did the same thing last year when I went as a Playboy photographer. It's great because for a while no ones sure if you are really taking photos or if you are just pretending as part of the costume. After it became fairly obvious that I really was shooting, I talked to two couples about shooting their weddings and a couple other folks about some photography in general. All of them, of course, asked for cards. So, I guess it's time to get some made up.


Vegas and Bama

October 22, 2007

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I've been traveling a ton recently. Mostly my trips were work related. Jumping back and forth to Atlanta for a few days at a time. Last week I took a trip out to Las Vegas to help out with another Supershoots.com workshop. Once again, it was a ton of fun. Lots of shooting, a substantial amount of drinking, some gambling and very little sleep. While in Vegas, I discovered that roulette is my game. It was my first trip to Vegas and my first time playing roulette and both turned out great. I was up a max of about $200 during the trip. Ended up loosing some of that, but still managed to leave $100 on the plus side. I'm not really a gambler at all, but that was a lot of fun. After returning from Vegas late Tuesday night, I went to work on Wed. and then flew out again on Thursday. This time to Birmingham with the ultimate destination of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. C.J. and I have been trying to make it back to a Bama game for a few years, but could never get our schedules to line up. This year, we finally said, "screw it, we're going no matter what" and got tickets to the Bama vs Tennessee game. I don't think Bama beat Tennessee in Tuscaloosa at any of the games I went to while in school. I'm happy to report we beat the crap out of them 41-17 this go round. It was beautiful football weather and a beautiful game. Ended up being a great game to make our return. Hey Vols! We just beat the hell outta' you! Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer Give 'em hell Alabama


Links you've probably already seen

October 11, 2007

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Probably safe for work… As long as you are wearing headphones… and they aren't tracking you.


Hot

October 10, 2007

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I bought an oven thermometer and left it in my car on Sept. 6. Here's a shot of it after about 2 hours in the car. Hot Thermometer A little over 150 degrees. I'm not sure what the temperature outside was, but it was no where near what it is in the middle of the summer.


Logo

October 09, 2007

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Oh yeah, and if you look in the lower right corner of the photo, you'll notice my kick ass new logo watermarked on the image. For a better view: AWS Logo Thanks CJ. I owe you some drinks.


Hey Look, Some Photos

October 09, 2007

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Probably obvious by this point, but I'm actually making a little progress in things other than work over the past few days. It's a refreshing change of pace. One example, a couple days ago, I was finally able to get "Gallery" setup so that I can post photos again and managed to do a basic edit and send up some photos I shot at the supershoots.com workshop when I was there with Dennis back in June. Here's the link to the images. The photo below is from the last night. As you can see, things got a little weird, but a great time was had by all. Especially the deer. image


Lorem Ipsum

October 09, 2007

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For those designers of you out there, if you are working on a layout and you need some faux text, the site lipsum.com will provide you with the as much of the good ol' "Lorem Ipsum" standby as you want. I used to use snippets from Augustine's Confessions until I found that site. For those of you lost at this point, here's part of an explanation from the lipsum.com site:

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English.


Nuge in ATL and the 31fd

October 09, 2007

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I've mentioned that I've been traveling to Atlanta a lot over the past few days. On one of the trips, I managed to catch up with Nuge and the wife out at a coffee house where he was playing a few tunes. Here's a snap of him groove'n. Nuge playing in ATL It was a little wild because Amy was playing as well. Literally haven't seen her since High School. Both she and Nuge sounded great. And to complete the wild round up, there was also Stacy who apparently graduated the year before me, but I don't think I ever knew. Here's the two of them. Stacy on the left and Amy on the right. Stacy and Amy Now for some a photo geek tangent: I should mention that these are more shots from my most recently acquired point and shoot which is a FujiFilm 31fd. The primary reason I got this camera was because of the reviews of it's low light performance. I'm really not a fan of on camera flash, but with most point and shoots you pretty much have to use it to get anything. I had a Canon point and shoot before this that offered a "high ISO" setting, but the images taken with that were so grainy they weren't really worth it. I've been really impressed with the little Fuji. This image of Nuge was hand held at ISO 800, f/2.8 @ 1/4 sec. The camera doesn't have vibration reduciton which would have been nice, but since there is no mirror movement, you at least have a chance with longer shutter speeds.


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