Category Archives: Joking

Jest, joke, amusement, fun, laughs, … you name it.

Digital Rev Contest Parody Entry (Leicatax digicam)

If you don’t know, Digital Rev TV is a popular Youtube channel and website that have unique photography related videos. They do goofy things like painting DSLRs from Nikon pink and take new gear out frequently to do theatrical candid sessions or photographing action shots (fighters sparing) with a manual focus micro 4/3rds setup. Just recently they started a contest to find the “Internet’s most talented photographer,” which I though … Continue reading

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ACEN 2011 Photo Bombers

In case you haven’t heard of the term, A photo bomb happens when someone in the background intentionally looks at the camera, or even makes a funny face to seemingly ruin a photograph. In my mind I think they are pretty amusing and the photos have a value all there own. Well, that is of course all within reason. Too much or not going away, so I can eventually get … Continue reading

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Jury-Rigging: Natural Vignetting (Dark Corners)

Why bother using Photoshop to do “artistic vignetting” when it’s as simple as attaching something to your flash unit that distorts and shapes the light? The answer would probably be lazyness, but Photoshop probably can’t produce the such unique lighting as I’ll be showing you below! First, let’s start off with the result: The goal was a sharp well lit subject with unique unevenly darkened corners. Here is a picture … Continue reading

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Budget Self-Portrait Studio Setup

I recently put together a basic home studio, so I could take some self-portraits. My goal here was to make post-processing a bit faster by having a uniform background and decent lighting. As this is a self-portrait setup, I wanted to implement a few tricks to make taking the photos easier and also get some nice creative framing without much repetition. First off, the camera setup: The photos above are … Continue reading

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Pentax K-5 & K-7 Video Out Usefulness

I hooked up my Pentax K-5 to my LCD screen a few days ago to test out the functionality. As you may well know, the K-5 and K-7 are able to display live-view to an HDMI screen (and presumably standard composite). My little test consisted of setting up the K-5 on a tripod hooked up to the LCD. I then filmed the LCD screen with my K-7 to display what … Continue reading

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Convention Camera Setup: Custom Brackets CB Mini Flash Bracket

I just tried out the new flash bracket at a convention last weekend. I always like trying unique setups that do not really fit into intended design parameters. Using a Custom Brackets CB Mini flash bracket, I was able to get a compact convention setup where it functions in both landscape and portrait, while not requiring a camera bag making it quick to access. It is also very compact and … Continue reading

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LBA: Pentax FA 31mm f1.8 Limited

I’m going on a cruise in a week courtesy of my aunt and uncle. I’ve never been on a cruise (“vacations” are a foreign concept to me for the most part), but I just know there will be a multitude of photo opportunities over the trip. This brings me to the reason I’m writing this article today. I took this opportunity to acquire a Pentax FA 31mm f1.8 Limited lens. … Continue reading

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Fixing the K10D Back-focusing AF Issue

Disclaimer: There is no warranty or assuredness that the text provided is accurate, so you must try at our own personal risk. Know that you could screw your camera up if you are not careful and the risk is only yours to take. If you don’t want to take the risk, send the camera in to Pentax for servicing. It’s that simple! Now with the Myth Busters-esque disclaimer out of … Continue reading

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