Click to Enlarge I’ve been itching to test out the Canon 17mm f/4 tilt-shift lens for a long time and thanks to BorrowLenses as a courtesy this lens was made available to me for testing. I am far from being a camera gear tech-head, so if you want to get MTF chart info and other technical minutia I have provided links below to other reviews of this lens that I think are great & include greater tech info. The
This week PBS is airing the Ken Burns: National Parks – America’s Best Idea series and two days in I can’t say enough about it. The history and archival footage (inclusive of early photography) intermixed with modern video footage is spellbinding. The quality of this documentary is as good as it gets. I have been visiting National Parks and inspired by them all my life. It is the beauty of the land
This weekend I watched an incredibly inspiring photography documentary titled Manufactured Landscapes (photos taken during the making of his photo book Manufactured Landscapes). Manufactured Landscapes is a 2006 documentary on the work of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky who photographs landscapes created from civilizations waste, large and small. I’ve seen the photographic work of Edward Burtynsky in the
For Part 2 of my review of the Think Tank Shape Shifter camera bag I thought I’d try something new… a video review. Demonstrating or highlighting components and qualities of the bag just seemed to flow better on video than in writing. Quite a few people contacted me about the bag after posting part 1 of the Shape Shifter review. I’m pretty certain I’ve answered the questions I’ve receive
Continuing my thoughts from my previous post The Marginal Cost of Creativity & Free… One of the more interesting concepts that a creative can easily lose track of while reading “Free: The Future of a Radical Price” is before going through the decision process of how to employ “Free” tactics, one should assess if they’re aiming to take part in a market of abundance or scarcity.
Continuing my thoughts from my previous post Assumptions of “Free”… One of the strongest arguments made in Free is that in a competitive market (namely the Internet for sake of discussion) all prices are driven towards Zero or Near-Zero Marginal Cost. In economic terms I completely understand the principle, but as a creative I find the notion disconcerting on multiple fronts. Back in 1993/4 I was a research ass
Continuing my thoughts from my previous post Review: “Free: the Future of a Radical Price” … Free: The Future of a Radical Price tackles a variety of challenging concepts that have perplexed very smart economists and entrepreneurs for sometime. The arguments made to justify Free and hail it as the future model, in a very broad sense, of online economics could easily be labeled ambitious or optimistic. While I
Ever have the feeling that someone is watching you? While traveling in Costa Rica earlier this year I made my way to Santa Elena to visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Here my wife and I woke up for a classic Costa Rican breakfast only to find a troupe of White-headed Capuchin monkeys gawking at us as we ate. Apparently they knew when breakfast was served and would show up for the start of it in the hopes of g