Little something from Monday at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Thumb the Zoo Male Lion being very vocal.
Recently I had my friend over Scott Engel and we were of course talking photography while watch the football game. Somehow the conversation got to how, why's of what started us in photography and our first cameras. So I went to grab the camera to show Scott that started it for me. A gift from my Aunt, who used to be a photographer for the City of Milwaukee in the 60's. It is a Fujicarex 2 Rangefinder Film camera.
Scott enjoyed holding the camera which still weighs more than most digital cameras today due to the all metal construction. So I thought for this weeks post it be interesting to ask what camera was your first? Do you still have it? Please see the pole below.
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Lightroom CC updated there software to bring back the old import window dialog, as well as stability issues.
In other news for those of you like myself;f with a drone. The FAA is Finally Readying Legal Rules for Drones, Will Require Registration of Every Drone. While the main aspect of it is to know who owns one, I can't help but wonder what other rules the FAA will include.
Lexar's release of there Fastest Cards Finally Bring SSD Speeds to the XQD and CFast 2.0 Format. See the details: https://fstoppers.com/gear/lexars-fastest-cards-finally-bring-ssd-speeds-xqd-and-cfast-20-format-92440?utm_source=FS_RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=Main_RSShttps://fstoppers.com/gear/lexars-fastest-cards-finally-bring-ssd-speeds-xqd-and-cfast-20-format-92440?utm_source=FS_RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=Main_RSS
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Hi All, thought I'd pass along some new release info. MacPhun software has updated its already fine software package of stand alone or plugin tools for photo editing. Some of my favorites in this software lineup include INTENSIFY Pro, Snapheal and Noiseless. You can check out info at: http://macphun.com/creativekit
In a retrospect, Abobe Max has release a short video, 25 years of Photoshop. Check bit out at: https://fstoppers.com/historical/adobe-max-time-travels-through-25-years-photoshop-92013
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A very fast, well armed and sturdy fighter designed during World War two. Its design came as a request to the call for a carrier based fighter that could match its land based counterparts in performance. It was the first prop driven aircraft to exceed 400mph in level flight. And in the hands of an experience pilot who knew its strong point's could make this craft more than an match for most enemy fighters at the time. The nickname in my title today was given to this aircraft by the Japanese. This from the sound made by air flowing over the ducts on the inboard wing leading edges. Overall production of this plane was 12571, and marked the end of propeller driven aircraft in military fighter service. The Corsair served with the US, Britain, France, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina during WW2, Korea, The Suez Crisis, over French Indochina and Algeria.
These shots where at EAA Air Venture 2015 in Oshkosh, WI. As I've mentioned before, seeing flying history is an awesome feeling, if you get a chance to experience an airshow near you. Consider it, and keep them flying!
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. Hello all, this time we're going to get a little more in-depth with what top look for when buying a machine for your digital editing workflow. Now please keep in mind most of my recommendations are going to be based around the Apple computer systems, as that's what I used for a number of years. If you keep in mind requirements you will find a system to match up on Windows systems.
Lets start with desktops. Value for your money is going to have desktops machines being the best choice for your editing needs. Apple's iMac line of desktops include both 21.5 and 27 inch machines. With the exception of the base 21.5 inch model there are all Quad Core processors. 21.5 come standard with 8Gb ram, but you can max out to 16GB. The 27 inch models are also standard with 8GB of Ram, and be upgraded to 32GB. Note! While the 27 can be upgraded at any point, the 21.5 you should order with that option if you want it online. As far as hard drives, you get options of traditional 7200rpm drives, flash storage or Fusion drives. Of the three offerings, my choice would be the fusion drive, as your getting the best of two worlds a large amount of storage routed through a small amount of flash storage to gives you much better read/write speeds. Also the 27 inch in the Retina displays are great options was well.
Next up, the Mac Mini's. These small but mighty little computers are great if your on a budget, and already own a nice monitor, keyboard and mouse. My choice in this unit would be the 2.8 ghz, 16GB of Ram and 2TB Fusion drive.
Lastly in the Desktop line up is the MacPro. These computers you can get with everything from an Quad core processor to a 12 core, up to 64gb of Ram, and TB of flash storage. Keep in mind these machines will blast through anything your looking to do in photo work, and actually will do great if your into video work with programs like Final Cut. This is the machine many video editors utilize.
Now on the PC side for desktops some nice options would include HP Envy Phoenix Desktops, and Dell's XPS 8700 Performance Desktops. Both of these companies offer many configuration options to meet your needs.
The iMac is a nice option if you like an all in one design. If however you'd like different monitor, keyboards and other input devices you'll find the other options all will suit your needs.
Next time with this discussion we will talk laptops. Till then.
The B-25 series of Medium Bombers gained fame as the bomber used in the Doolittle raid. Sixteen B-25Bs led by then LT Colonel Jimmy Doolittle flew off the carrier USS Hornet and successfully bombed Tokyo.
This series of Bomber served in every theater of operations during World War Two. They were used as there main task, medium bombers, Antisubmarine, gunships, reconnaissance, refueling, and countless other rolls.
They could sustain an extreme amount of damage and keep flying even with one engine out and down to 145mph. My picture today is of Betty’s Dream, a B-25J owned currently by the “Texas Flying Legends Museum”.
This craft is truly a great representation of a pice of flying history. In this picture she is being chased down by a zero during a mock attack at EAA Air Venture this last July 2015.
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