Monday, March 21, 2011

Quick Update, Photo Apps

Just a quick update, I know things have been slow here on the blog.

This was a very busy weekend for me, photographically, and now I find myself staring down a long list of projects that need editing. This weekend I completed 4 shoots, 2 of which really kicked my ass. Needless to say I'm exhausted, especially since I was running all over NJ and fighting the clock the entire time.

Gear malfunctions held me back a few times. Of course, that had to happen during the 2 bigger gigs of the weekend. Things never go wrong when you're relaxed, only when you're already rushed and stressed out. It's like there's ghosts in the equipment or something.

Tried something brand new this weekend as well. I am feeling good about the previews so far, but once I get down to actually editing the final images I'll see how it all worked out. If it works out well it may be something I consider adding to my list of services and using a little more frequently for certain jobs.

I suppose I can't tell you all about these things until they are ready to be shown online. One batch of photos was just a self assignment to shoot some photos of the Supermoon that we had going on Saturday night. I had considered renting a longer lens for that, but ended up not having the time, nor wanting to spend the money, so I used my old 75-300mm kit lens that I got back when I bought my Rebel XT. The moon was very bright, so I was able to use some really fast settings, so I actually think it'll have come out pretty good, but we'll have to wait and see when I sit down to edit. Another job was for a local news company, so I probably won't be blogging about that one, it just kind of is what it is, you know? Keep your eyes open for updates though, as I'll be starting to work on images throughout the week and posting as they are available for public viewing.

In the meantime, I wanted to tell you about two really cool apps I downloaded for free. I am not an iPhone user, at least not yet, but my iPod does run a lot of the same apps. I was searching for an app to help me build lighting diagrams and came across two that are each great in their own way. I'll provide a more detailed review of each after I've used them a bit more, but for now, if you want to check them out yourself, you can click each name and go to their website, or just look up the app title on your phone/iPod

1) Strobox
2) Sylights

More soon,

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