I’ve been sitting on the fence deciding on the best time to purchase an Inspire 1 from DJI. The drone manufacturer announced Intelligent Flight Modes for the Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 today, so the time to purchase might be right now.
Yesterday they began the teardown of The Center for Media Studies (formerly Heather Hall) on the campus of Fort Hays State University. Since the mid-80s, Heather Hall served as the campus television and radio station, and hundreds of graduates entered those doors and emerged as news and media professionals.
I enjoy building things with LEGO, and love all the sets the put out. Today I sat down with the Ecto-1 set (#21108) that was suggested by a LEGO building and made its way into production. This means I also had a chance to pull out the camera to take some shots.
My wife bought me a MakerBot Replicator 2 for Father’s Day (I get to play with it early because the box it came in said MakerBot on the outside). Tonight, while I run through a print or two, I thought I’d grab the camera and see what I could come up with.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but it has also been quite a while since I’ve been able to get out and actually do something besides sit behind a desk, a slave to the Robot Overlords of the world.
A month ago, I picked up a set of Kenko Auto Extension Tubes that allow photographers to turn an ordinary lens into a macro – and in some cases a super-macro – lens.
I love timelapse photography, and I love pictures of the night sky. Earlier in 2011, I had attempted some night time work that didn’t turn out very well. I’ve been doing some reading, video watching, and consulting, and finally went out on a very cold night to see if I could do a better job than the last time.
I love taking panorama shots, and I have a great App on the iPhone that allows the user to take and make a quick panoramic shot.
One of the main lenses people tell beginners to get is a 50mm prime lens that has a really low f-stop. The “nifty-fifty” lens is not too expensive, and gives you something to take pictures with. While I do have a 50mm prime, I also picked up a 50mm f/2.5 macro lens that can take regular photos.
As camera gear grows smaller, and the light sensitivity of cameras increases, the need for large bulky light kits are declining to an extent. For the run and gun shooter, having a portable LED light to fill in those dark places is a must have. F&V has a fairly inexpensive unit that might be right up your alley.