Going into 2012

I’m ashamed to see that I haven’t posted since October. My New Year’s resolution is to post much more regularly. Which means that I’ll try really hard to post here for a week or two, then probably drop off the face of the earth for several...

Big Ol’ Yellow Spider

My wife and I were sitting outside this evening with our son. She pointed to the corner of the porch, and remarked how disgusting the spider was there. I took a closer look, and had to grab the camera. What a beautiful creature! I’m shocked my wife hasn’t...

The Rolling Shutter Effect

The rolling shutter effect — universally despised by videographers. In newer cameras using CMOS sensors, the image is scanned from top to bottom every frame. This means that very fast motion, or events that occur extremely quickly (such as camera flashes) will...

Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Lens

I purchased this lens for my GH1 a couple months ago, while it was out of stock. I went to Ebay and found a used one for $50 over retail, willing to pay that much because I heard such great things about the lens. Plus I had a shoot coming up that I wanted to use it...

The Ol’ Projector

A couple years ago, a friend in Pittsburgh called me and said he found a great deal on a couple old projectors — the kind that my elementary school teachers would play those awesome filmstrips through. “Ten bucks,” he said. “Do you want me to...