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Friday, October 31, 2014

Amazon Black Friday Deals #1

Black Friday is a month away, but already retailers are getting ramped up for sales. As I see them, I will start posting them here. This first round comes from Amazon. As a reminder, clicking any one of these links supports the shows. In addition, if you were going to buy anything off of Amazon.com, but clicked ANY Amazon banner on this website to get there first, you would be supporting the show.

And we appreciate that!












Thursday, October 30, 2014

Adobe released a Photoshop version of the game Clue

Adobe gets into the Halloween mood this season by releasing a special Photoshop PSD in their version of the game Clue. The file can only be opened in Photoshop and contains all the clues you need to unravel a murder mystery. You will need to understand a bit about the program in order to uncover the clues and solve the crime. For instance, you can toggle off the layer with the cushion in the chair in order to uncover a sheet of parchment with a clue.

FUN!

They will release additional clues each day on their Facebook page. But SPOILER ALERT, don't read any of the comments below the clue as others are announcing what they found and who they think did it. So if you want to solve this on your own, stay away from the comments.

You can download the PSD here.

Their Facebook page is here.

The first clue is: "Professor Photoheim’s been murdered at his Halloween party. There are three suspects. To solve the crime you must say who did it, how he or she did it, and post a screen grab of your evidence to our Facebook page."




2 Cellos - AMAZING!



Since it is a slow news day in the world of Photography, I thought I would throw something your way that only entertained you. Allow me to introduce you to Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser. The play the cello. And the will blow your ever lovin' mind.

Promise.

These guys are geniuses, and enormously talented. They not only write incredibly complex, moving, and very modern sounding pieces of music using the cello, but they also take popular pop, rock, and metal music and convert it over to their chosen musical art.

And it will entertain you you for hours if you have never heard them'.

Below, I have collected some of my favorites.

The first is their latest and is called "The Trooper Overture". It combines the classic William Tell Overture with Iron Maiden's "The Trooper". Prepare to be stunned. But it is not my favorite...


This next -IS- my favorite. It is a retelling of the AC/DC smash hit "Thunderstruck". And the video is flat out cool. Guarantee you will love it.


How about Michael Jackson's iconic "Smooth Criminal"?

What about rock hit by Guns N' Roses "Welcome To The Jungle"?

"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC

How about a little Nirvana? "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

"Purple Haze" anyone?

And last but not least, "Mombasa" from the complex movie "Inception". Amazing. This is on my workout mix.


If you now find that you are completely hooked on these guys, you need to check out their YouTube channel as well as add their playlist to your Spotify.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Strap a GoPro to a Whiskey Bottle and hope nobody has Ebola

So what happens when you strap an action cam to a bottle of Fireball whiskey at a wedding? Whatever happens, you will need to take the ensuing video and mix "Fireball" to the movie.

**This Just In** All the guests at the wedding caught mono... Kidding of course, but one does have to question the wisdom of this.




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Flying Camera Copter Shoots Music Video in One Take


OK this is pretty cool. I am not a big fan of the group OK Go, but I am a fan of this video. It's not that I dislike the group in anyway, it has just not been one that I had even heard about before today.

The group shot this latest video using a remote controlled copter mounted camera. And they did it in one take from start to finish. In order to do this, they needed to play the song at half speed in order to have time for the camera to be moved into position. Afterwards, the video was speeded back up to be played at normal song speed.

Very cool.

Additionally, the things they are riding, because I know some of you will ask, are a Segway like device created by Honda.







Nikon D610 Price Drop

The popular full frame sensor camera from Nikon, the D610, has dropped $300 in price. Permanently. If you are a Nikon fan, and need a great wedding starter camera to throw in your bag, look no further. -OR- if you are a nature buff and need a tough weather sealed body, then this is a great one to consider.

Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

List Price:$1,999.95
Price:$1,696.95 Free Shipping for Prime Members
You Save:$303.00 (15%)
In Stock.
Sold by Amazon.com

Body Only

  • 24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 39-point AF system (9 cross-type)
  • ISO 100-6400 expandable up to 25,600
  • 3.2 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
  • 1080/30p, 25p or 24p or 720/60p, 50p or 30p HD video (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 2,016-pixel RGB TTL metering sensor
  • Single-axis level in viewfinder, dual-axis level in live view
  • 10.5MP DX-format crop mode
  • Uncompressed video recording via HDMI
  • Dual SD card slots

Monday, October 27, 2014

Learn Photography, Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. for free


Sorta' free, anyway...

I have a temporary sponsorship with Lynda. The learning sight that includes many classes that are photography related. Now this is a subscription based site, BUT - Through a special deal with this website, you can learn all you want, watching as many videos as you can, for 7 full days, FOR FREE.

No of course they want you to sign up for a recurring membership, but for the first 7 days, you pay nothing. And do you realize how many you can watch in 7 days?

Free is free, baby. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

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