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M Brown last won the day on March 19 2014

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  1. In Depth: Cloud Storage for Photographers and Filmers

    My uncle told me a story about when he was in university for electrical engineering and computer programming in the 80s and everyone had stayed up all night trying to finish this punch card sequence assignment - they were waiting in line first thing in the morning to turn in their assignments and one dude was so tired he nodded off on his feet and dropped his box of punch cards and they spilled all over the floor. Come to think of it, I think the Simpsons had a similar joke with Apu where Bart ruins his punch card sequence, too.
  2. The New SPPhotoDudes Instagram Hype Train

    abd Dad Club will do it to you - 2.5 years deep here. Only way I'm shooting skate ever again is if I move to Texas, which is quite possible. Dropped instagram habit 5 years ago - never going back.
  3. Scanning - For Your Consideration

    I've had this happen with my 4990. The problem is caused by the film being too close to the "top" or where the scan head begins its pass. The scanner needs about half an inch of "clear" space to calibrate before it makes its pass. If you have a print file sleeve with the white opaque area for notes at the top, or if you put the film too close to the top, it'll mess up the scan. Turn the sleeve upside down so that it scans the last strip first and leave some clear space for the scan head to get started. You can rotate the file 180 degrees after it's been scanned. I can get 7 strips of 5 frames each on my 4990, but your mileage may vary.
  4. For Delta 3200, try Ilfotec DD-X. I've processed many dozens of rolls using this combo, particularly in 120 format and the results are good. DD-X is a fine grain developer that's suitable for all films in the Delta lineup as well as my personal fave, Pan F Plus. DD-X is what Ilford recommends for most of its pro films, plus it's a liquid so it's easy to work with. If you're working with slower films, Ilfosol is also a good choice, but I always liked DD-X because it works well with everything that Ilford makes. Like most high speed films, the true ISO of Delta 3200 is closer to 800 if you're looking in shadow areas. I think if you actually want to shoot it at EI 3200, you'll be developing for close to 20 minutes from what I remember. I found generally all of Ilford's pro films to be "slow", so I liked to rate them all at least a stop slower than their advertised speed to get good printable shadows. Of course, if you like high contrast, that's not necessary. Delta 3200 has noticeably finer grain than the T-Max equivalent, so it was always my choice for high speed.
  5. Does Anyone Else Hate Photography?

    If you make photographs, you're a photographer.
  6. I entered the Connect The Dots contest this past summer for the first time in 3 years. The contest was opened up to all of North America this time (previously Canada only) and there was some stiff competition this time around. My friend Nick took home the grand prize and dudes from Boston and Texas took home best skate and most creative prizes. My team finished just outside the top 3 - fourth place with an "honourable mention". My friend Tryan Servinis shot and edited the video, while the skaters and myself contributed some video clips, as well. See the video on Hellaclips HERE or on the King Shit site with the other top 5 entries HERE. If you're interested in the still photos I shot, you can see the complete set HERE.
  7. Pinky Ring

    I entered the Connect The Dots contest this past summer for the first time in 3 years. The contest was opened up to all of North America this time (previously Canada only) and there was some stiff competition this time around. My friend Nick took home the grand prize and dudes from Boston and Texas took home best skate and most creative prizes. My team finished just outside the top 3 - fourth place with an "honourable mention". I just finished uploading the shots to my site - see the complete set HERE. My friend Tryan Servinis shot and edited the video, while the skaters and myself contributed some video clips, as well. See the video on Hellaclips HERE or on the King Shit site with the other top 5 entries HERE. Here are a few samples of the still photos... Noah Tynes - crooked grind Chris Gollop - 360 flip over rail Jay Dworsky - fs wallride pull-in
  8. Best Dslr? Dslr Vs Hd Camcorder

    Not that I'm an expert filmmaker, but the biggest difference I can see is autofocus. DSLR systems aren't designed for fast or even quiet AF when used in contrast mode (mirror up) for videography. DSLRs are still designed primarily for still photography - video was just marketing fluff tacked on as an additional feature to sell more cameras. Can you get great footage with a modern DSLR? Hell yes, but you need to know what you're doing, especially if you're manually focusing long lenses. With fisheye, it's not an issue, since you just "set and forget" your hyper focal distance and just point the lens at your subject. I find even top quality DSLR lenses have an internal focus motor that is loud enough that it messes up audio in footage unless you have a mic far away from the camera, or a sound blimp for you rig. Using the internal mic or even a shotgun mic, you will still hear the lens autofocusing and it sounds like shit. For ergonomics, you'd have to ask a videographer - I imagine it's a matter of preference. I think most guys film with DSLRs primarily because of affordability. A good broadcast quality video camera is going to perform better in pretty much every way. The only difference aside from AF is probably sensor size - lenses have less depth of field at effective focal lengths on larger sensor cameras like the 5d3 and D800 than they would on something like a Sony VG30, which uses an APS sensor (1.5x crop factor). I'm primarily a still photographer, but have dabbled in video the past few years. Videographers feel free to correct me on anything.
  9. Random Photo Discussion

    You could check out either the 8000 or 9000 models - they'll do both 135 and 120. The quality is noticeably better than flatbed scanners, but they still fetch a pretty high price used. I used to use these models in university alongside Epson flatbeds, so I speak from experience. You might be able to score one for around $1500-2000. Anything under $1500 would be a deal, but you'd have to scan a shitload of film to make it worth it, obviously.
  10. ^Ended up buying it and it works. I don't have any more jittery trackpad bullshit now - would recommend for anyone who's got bluetooth trackpad issues on their mac. I'm running 10.8.5 on this machine, but have no idea if it works in subsequent OS versions. This dongle isn't advertised as mac-compatible, so it's not exactly plug and play - I inputted a kext for it into my bluetooth preferences file and now it works. Took some finagling. It even supports wake from sleep with bluetooth trackpads/keyboards/mice.
  11. Os X Yosemite

    I dunno, I usually stay at least one version behind so the compatibility kinks get worked out before upgrading. I'll likely be trying Yosemite when they're on Rushmore or Denali or some dumb shit like that. I'm actually making a Mavericks recovery drive as I type this.
  12. Is Less More?

    The internet told me so yes.
  13. Official Flash/strobe Thread

    Yeah, I'm doing some math and the guide number of the 120J II is pretty weak, actually - weaker than shoe mount flashes like the SB-80DX and TT850, actually. Those flashes are rated at about 185', ISO 100 @ 105mm setting. The 120J II is 177' at the same settings. The old 120J is spec'd at GN 150', ISO 100 @ "normal position" (standard setting spec'd as 46 degree beam angle, but no corresponding lens focal length is given, so no direct comparison can be made - I don't have the formula to convert beam angle to focal length equiv.). All I remember is that the 120J was roughly the same power as a Sunpak 555 at 1/1 and that's equal to about a full stop more powerful than the shoe mount flashes I mentioned. So, you're looking at around a full stop less power for the newer 120J II and the durations don't look great at high power settings, either. Too bad - they could've made an awesome product if it was better than the original in these aspects.
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