Category Archives: Photography
Oh the colors at night. I took my camera with me when going for a short shopping trip. I seem to have just missed the DHL guy bringing me my new Puma shoes (they didn’t have my size in the shop.) by the way, but not that that matters. This is about the photos I took and they have only been marginally edited if that. Using a bit of underexposure on the camera was a good deal to get the dark colors out of the shots. So check out the Night Shots Set.
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I just had a great weekend with Thijs and among others we took a photo shoot around a few locations in cologne. Later Thijs gave me a bit of a deeper introduction to the art of editing RAW files with the likes of Adobe Lightroom (currently in Beta). I might have overdone it a little bit but here is a set of shots from some industry structures from the last days, all changed around in Lightroom for giving them just that little bit of kick, or making the speciality of the scenery clearer. Check it out on Flickr.
Thijs briefly reviews Aperture and likes what he sees. The RAW converter seems to be lacking a bit but I really presume this will be fixed soon, especially in a product this expensive. But it seems that if you are doing stuff with photos, you should take a look at this.
We just arrived back from our Africa trip yesterday. One week of Safari in Tanzania followed by one week of beach and relaxation in Zanzibar. It was an amazing honeymoon and we have to thank all our friends who made the trip possible! I already created an Africa set on Flickr for you all to enjoy until I get back to a bit more regular posting. Lots of things to post about and lots of work to do now that I’m back, with the batteries fully loaded up again. Check out the set:
I signed up to Flickr early on and recently got a one year extension on my pro account and two pro accounts to give away as a gift. I just gave the second one to a dear friend and boy was it worth it. Check out Chriggy’s Photos! There are some real jewels in there. I mean the Villers la Ville or star or leaf stripes or female statue or … I could go on, but check it out for yourself. Thanks for sharing Chriggy.
Ok, this is cool: Apple – iPod Photo. An iPod that sync with iPhoto too and has a seemingly wonderful color screen. If you add a CF or MMC card reader you can just kind of back up your photos on your holiday. Oh boy. What do I do with my iPod now?
Tags are all the rage at the moment and Flickr has been one of the sites that have pushed it hard. Now they added a new features which they talked about here, being tag relatedness. Because (I presume) many people will add several tags for their photos, Flickr knows which kind of tags relate to each other. This opens up the amount of pictures you will find immensely. Really nice. I am starting to really think about whether all this taggy bit cannot be used in more places, where it currently is not imagined.
I have set up my own Flickr page with all the photos I uploaded up till now. I am still learning more and more about the service and am enjoying it more and more in the process.
When I got my first SLR camera it was an Olympus. Then I really went more into Snapshots and got a Canon Ixus, but in recent months I was starting to want to get deeper into photography again, and the Canon just didn’t have the right colors and clarity that I expected for half-professional digital images. The image in this post was done with my new Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom, a camera that I have seen first from Heiko and later got suggested (among others) by Thijs. Thijs knows me and had the valid point that a real SLR camera with exchangable lenses would have resulted in me getting more and more lenses, which isn’t really needed. Then I found this review of the camera and things started to get settled. With the great reductions in price via Amazon, the decision was taken and after my birthday two days ago, I am now back where I started, with Olympus.
I have to say that the camera is great. There are a zillion functions that I still have to get a grip off but the usability is very nice, at least if you start to grasp the concept behind it. The next thing will be to look arround for some place to host images. I could do it on my own server but I do still need some good way to make albums, make them password protected or not. I’ll see how it goes. This marks the start of a photography category in this blog.