Monthly Archives: August 2012

Japanese Gardens Meetup – experimental photography

I had checked the forecast a day or two before and noticed a moderate chance of showers. My decision was to use only the K-5 and DA* 55mm f1.4 lens. We ended up having some light showers once or twice while at the garden, so that decision worked out. I just kept using the camera as normal without any issues while the rain was coming down. The nice thing about … Continue reading

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DIY Transparent Color Slide Digitizer

I was recently given the task to digitize transparent slides from the 1960s. The color transparency slides posed an interesting problem. Conventional scanning was difficult because the slides are small and are designed to be back-lit by a projector. There are dedicated devices available that can scan film negatives, but they are expensive and difficult to find. The standard scanner that I had wasn’t sufficient for the task because it … Continue reading

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2012

What is Chicago Comic Con? It is a large multi-day Comic/Science Fiction/pop-culture convention held at the Donald E. Stephens convention center in Rosemont, Illinois. It consists of an extremely large dealers room, a vast number of artists showing and selling their work, a large number of famous people, various scheduled events, and a lot more. This year I felt that they stepped things up to another level with a nice … Continue reading

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My Photography Techniques at Chicago Comic Con 2012

Usually I write a summary at the bottom of my articles that are primarily meant to update viewers about new photographs. This time I’m separating the technical into its own article so that I can go into a bit more detail. On Friday I had attended a small photo session at Cantigny Garden in the morning and afternoon. Once that was finished, I had around 1.5 hours to spend at … Continue reading

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Cantigny Gardens Cosplay Meetup

Before Comic Con, I attended a small meetup at Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton Illinois. It is a large park with a lot of green space, flowering gardens, buildings, a tank park (yes, military tanks), and other various structures. The equipment used: Pentax K-01 with the Pentax FA* 85mm f1.4 lens Pentax K-5 with the Pentax FA* 24mm f2 lens and Sigma flash. The LCD screen is a lot more vibrant … Continue reading

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Chicago Comic Con 2012 Saturday Photos

I finished processing and uploading my photos from Saturday at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2012. I have the images uploaded to this Facebook gallery (you can tag yourself after liking the FB page). A few highlight photos. Friday Photo Article

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Chicago Comic Con 2012 Friday Photos

Update: Saturday Photo Article I finished processing the photos from Friday. I ended up with a bit over 100 photos. Not bad considering I only attended the convention for around 1.5 hours on Friday. I have the images uploaded to this Facebook gallery (you can tag yourself after liking the FB page). A few highlight photos:

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2012 Friday

Update: Saturday Photo Article, Friday Photo Article I was able to attend Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for around 1.5 hours on Friday night (6:30-8pm). I plan on going there today as well, so I don’t have enough time to process photos for submission to my gallery. Expect the photos to be uploaded in a few days. I was really impressed by the level of … Continue reading

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