Category: Photography

Reno Air Races 2009 0

Reno Air Races 2009

Welcome to Reno Stead Airport. Last weekend was the Reno Air Races, which I attended. I wrote up a bit with a bunch of photos for Wikinews. I must admit, it was a lot of work getting all the pictures together and getting the story written. Last year, when I went I took a (personal) record setting 1,500+ pictures in one day. This year I took 3,472 pictures over the...

Photographers are a dangerous sort 0

Photographers are a dangerous sort

I wandered outside ::GASP:: for a bit today to take some pictures for Wikipedia. I made it a point of writing down a bunch of articles in the area that needed pictures last year… but I didn’t get much of them done. Winter came soon after. I’ve finally gotten off my be-hind to go take some of those pictures. My primary stop today was a local mall. It’s an outdoor...

Why I hate photography sometimes 0

Why I hate photography sometimes

First let me say that I don’t hate photography outright. Maybe even at all. Maybe I just hate people sometimes. I take pictures, I enjoy taking pictures. Sometimes I do it for myself, but more recently I’ve been doing it to improve. I’ve spent alot of time reading strobist, DIYPhotography, etc – trying to learn, trying to broaden my ways. Part of this requires me taking/posting pictures and getting reviews....

New Camera Lens 0

New Camera Lens

Originally I had a Quantaray 100-300, but on the trip through MSP this past summer my camera bag had an unfortunate run in with the ground. I know that Quantaray aren’t the best lenses in the world, but it did the job. The main problem, as I found out, is that its just a brand name (owned by Sigma, I believe) and there is no service behind them. So while...

Nikon Speedlight SB-800 0

Nikon Speedlight SB-800

This last week I finally broke down and got a Nikon Speedlight, specifically the SB-800. Yes, it is the “pro” level light, but there are a couple reasons why I picked this light over the 400 or 600. First off, the 800 is just more powerful, and has more flexibility. Secondarily, (and importantly for “future” endeavors) it can be a commander for the Nikon Creative Lighting System. In other words,...