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April 25, 2008

Do you have insurance?

Good Morning, originally uploaded by Allen Rockwell.

Is your photography gear insured? Is it covered by your homeowners policy? Don't be an idiot like me and wait till it's to late to find out.

April 20, 2008

Podcast #55 Show Notes

Here are a few of the products/websites mentioned on episode #55

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Aperture 2.0

Lightroom 2.0 Beta

The Littlest Heroes Project

Scan Cafe

April 18, 2008

Photographer or Terrorist?

Great article on BBC's website regarding photographers being treated as criminals by authorities that are paranoid about terrorism and child predators.

This is getting crazy. The authorities are going after law abiding citizens out trying to have a good time with their hobby when they should be concerned with real criminals. The shameful part is that these authorities do not even know the law in relation to photography, so not only are they harassing good people but they are harassing them for doing something legal.

If you have a family member, friend or acquaintance that is in the law enforcement or security business or in the military please do your part and educate them on the rights of photographers. Someday you'll be glad you did.

The BBC article is here

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April 16, 2008

Photo Location Scouting Tool?

What do you think of the new Google Earth 4.3 as a location scouting tool?. If you are about to visit a major city in the near future you can go there virtually now and get a pretty good idea of how things look like from various vantage points.

In this clip I fly in to Union Square and land in front of the Westin St. Francis, then I buzz over to the baseball stadium and off to Pioneer Park and the Coit Tower.

April 14, 2008

Podcast #54 Show Notes

Here are the items discussed on episode #54

Giottos GB-1148 Pro Lave Tripod
Giottos GB-2130 Pro Classic Tripod
Gitzo GT-2530 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod

Giottos MH-1300 Ball Head
Wimberly Gimbal Type Tripod Head II
Wimberly P-50 Acra Type Quick Release Plate

Flickr Finds....

_DSC0085, originally uploaded by Curtis Childress.

I spend a lot of time on flickr just looking at other peoples photos. some inspire me, some teach me and some clearly show me what not to do.
One thing always impresses me is when I find a young person going out shooting and trying new things ... sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, but that's not the point, the point is that they are trying new things and expanding their creativity and I applaud them for that.

Get out and try new stuff ... much of it won't work but when something does work you have that amazing feeling of creating something new.

April 09, 2008

For Sale - Canon S3IS

For Sale - Canon S3IS, originally uploaded by Allen Rockwell.

This camera is well used but in perfect condition. I used to use it a lot when I had my shop to document my work but since I sold my shop I just don't use it anymore.

Canon S3IS, 6MP with Image Stabilization
All original Packaging
Original (well worn) Manual
Original Canon "Solutions Disk"
Original (never used0 15MB SD Card
Original Cables
Original Warranty Card
And a Sandisk 1GB Ultra II SD Card

$200.00 + whatever kind of shipping you choose. Payment via PayPal please.
Email me if interested or if you have any questions at [email protected]

April 07, 2008

Why does the world think we are stupid?

This has nothing to do with photography, I just think it's funny .... and true at the same time.

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