Category Archives: video

Follow up on The New Ornamentalism

A few posts ago I mentioned what I called the New Ornamentalism. (internal link) I worked around a skyscraper in the 80s that was in that style. I just got the 1983 title Ornamentalism by Jensen and Conway. Ten dollars … Continue reading

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A Casual Look at Color and Monochrome

Simple demonstration between color and monochrome photography. With color photos, I notice colors. With black and white, I notice textures. I’m deciding on photos for my new book. I think monochrome still has its place in a world addicted to … Continue reading

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An Alien Plays Chess

Chess has a point system and all players know their place in it during a game. Everything else being equal, a pawn is worth one point, a bishop three, a rook five and so on. Am I up two? Down … Continue reading

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A Hint of Sparkle in Still Photography

I’ve written on how still photography can’t capture sparkle. (internal link) Rolf Luetke comes close (external link) , though, in this slightly blurry photo of crystals showing striations. — — There are also swirls in the photo as light plays off varied crystal … Continue reading

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Drool Over Jewels Take II

Sotheby’s produces some wonderful videos which are easily accessed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCelkSnSbxvIfjjD01uPHHbg A nice video capturing sparkling as only a moving camera can. Sparkles don’t show in still photography, they need movement. Still photos of diamonds use a special lens … Continue reading

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Doing What An iPhone Could Never Do

I got a Canon Vixia camcorder a while back, hoping to produce videos with it instead of my iPhone. My phone produces high resolution video but it is of course limited in what it can do. This morning I was … Continue reading

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Learning About YouTube

I took some video while traveling through the Southwest for my book. Not much since I was focused on taking publishable quality photographs. Still, there is some video I could share. Five years ago I made a video on dividing … Continue reading

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