I had the opportunity to go out and spend some time in the early morning hours with a couple of pro-wedding photographers who wanted to shoot some star trails. We had a good time visiting while our cameras snapped away shooting 30 second photos for a total of 90 minutes. Read More
I spent some time out at Lake Wichita in Wichita Falls, TX. They’re in quite a drought, so the lake level was really low.
This let me get some pretty good photos by the old pier. Plus it didn’t hurt there was an amazing sunset going on at the same time. Read More
Instagram. It’s become a household name, and a must-have app for both iOS and Android. I’ll admit, I’ve used Instagram a lot in the past. I’ve browsed other’s photos, liked photos, and even posted photos. It’s nice when some random person ‘likes’ your photo or comments on it.
Fast forward almost 3 years later. Instagram isn’t what it used to be. Read More
I revisited the Hall-Bennett Hospital because someone told me there was a way inside. Previously, I had tried all the doors and had come up empty handed. This time, I was able to get inside and photograph this creepy hospital. Read More
I recently found about a new DIY filter that produces some interesting results (from other photographers!). It turns out, if you put a piece of welding glass in front of your lens, it acts as a very affordable neutral density filter. Basically, you can shoot in daylight while doing long exposures. I’ve heard this looks best with clouds, water, and for removing people from a busy downtown scene. Since we have one of the three out here in west Texas (clouds), I went out to one of my favorite (and first) ghost towns, Penwell, to try some test shots. The clouds were not great, but I figured since I wasn’t doing anything else… Read More
Back in late 2009, a company appeared out of nowhere around the tech blogs claiming to have a new way to get better sleep. That company was Perfect Third, makers of the WakeMate. On January 2, 2010, I decided to take the plunge and pre-ordered my WakeMate for $50. If I could have a product that would help me with my sleep, and it looked like the image below, I’ll be all over it. Read More
I recently ordered a new back for my iPhone 4 from Canada. It’s a stainless steel looking back and I really enjoy it, but when it comes to taking pictures and using the flash, it just doesn’t compare to the regular glass back of the iPhone 4. So here’s a quick walkthrough of how to change out the back on your iPhone 4.
The Glif tripod mount & stand for iPhone 4 was a Kickstarter project from two guys from New York. Needless to say, they weren’t the only two people that thought a tripod mount was needed for the iPhone 4. In fact, they had 5,273 backers pledge $137,417 (they just needed $10,000!). I was one of the backers, so as soon as the production started on the Glif, I got one. These guys did such a great job at informing the backers of what all was happening with the design and even the manufacturing process (unlike some companies… *cough*WakeMate*cough*). Read More
I got to take a trip to Frisco, TX for work so of course I went down a day early so I could find things to photograph (see my post on the Botanical Gardens). When I finally got to the hotel I was staying at for work, I was blown away. This place was nice. I’ve stayed in an Embassy Suites hotel before, but this one was the top of the line. Read More