Monthly Archives: November 2012

Kollision Con 2012 Photos and Tech Talk

Another convention has come and gone. This time it was Kollision Con 2012 located in St. Charles Illinois at the Pheasant Run Resort. Please view this article on cvfta.blogspot.com for my convention report. All of the Photos: Facebook (Masquerade, Saturday, Sunday) Photography Banzai (Masquerade, Saturday, Sunday) Edit, here is a video I put together to go along with the articles: For this convention, I was pretty limited with the DSLR … Continue reading

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Excursion to Spider Sushi Bar Media

You can see my writeup of the restaurant and food on cvfta.blogspot.com Two friends and I visited another restaurant in the area. This time it was a Japanese style restaurant with various foods like yakisoba, udon, bentos, and sushi. Here is the video I put together (Youtube): For this site I will focus more on the media part of my excursion, you can see more about the restaurant in the … Continue reading

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Portable Wireless Flash Tripod Setup

I put together a portable flash setup for a convention coming up. My plans here are to potentially use this as a secondary light source in more detailed photo sessions (assuming I have any). The nice thing about it is the portability and I’m also able to get around a few limitations of the gear being used. All of the items are things I’ve acquired in the past, so there … Continue reading

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Excursion to Chicago’s Chinatown

Please view this linked article on cvfta.blogspot.com for my writing on the restaurant and Chinatown in general. Yesterday, I met up with a group of friends to visit Chicago’s Chinatown area of the city. This was the first time I had been there, so I was pretty curious about the place. I decided to bring along two cameras and a backpack. Specifically, the Nikon D7000 and Optio WG-II. I even … Continue reading

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Sahara Palace Restaurant with the Optio WG-II Camera

You can see my detailed article here where I talk more about the food we ordered. I went to a Mediterranean restaurant with a friend to try a place neither of us had been to and to take some food photos. I brought with me the small yet dependable Pentax Optio WG-II camera for some video and photos. Here is a short video of the experience: We might be doing … Continue reading

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Yongnuo RF-603N Camera Hotshoe Modification

I received a set of Yongnuo RF-603N radio frequency triggers today. They are low cost, yet decent quality flash and camera triggers available online. While I like them for their small size and general reliability, not all is perfect. There was an odd design omission related to the shoe connection that is generally used when connecting one of the transceivers to a camera. Here is a quick modification to help … Continue reading

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