December 23rd, 2014
Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Planning on continuing with this photography adventure I have embarked upon by adding a few local craft shows to my schedule. I think it will be a fun way to get my images out there, meet some new people and hopefully make a few sales along the way. Good shooting and good luck to everyone in 2015. Maybe Santa will bring some new gear to some of us for the new year!
December 18th, 2014
Found a new app the other day when I was getting ready for a photo walk. This free app is called Lenstag and is available for IOS and Android platforms. Basically, once you have downloaded the app, input your camera gear into the app, including serial numbers, take pictures of the serial numbers, then save the data. It checks the equipment to make sure it is not stolen, then keeps a record of the equipment that you are able to access via the web in case any equipment is stolen. It also has the ability to search the internet for photos taken with your equipment. The best feature to me, though is a permanent record of your equipment that can be used to report any stolen equipment to the police (very useful so that stolen equipment can be entered into the New York State Police Database System and then can be positively identified via serial #) and it also provides you with used and new values for the equipment you have. Check it out!
December 15th, 2014
I am new to this blogging thing and while I am working on selling some of my images, I am also still learning and trying to be a better photographer, so here goes. I am a member of a photography meetup group, led by Phil Spitze (http://philspitze.artistwebsites.com/) and Saturday night Phil held one of his teaching tours. We went to downtown Syracuse, NY to shoot some Christmas lights at night and a few shots of Dinosaur BBQ. We started at the National Grid building, the worked our way to Dinosaur BBQ and down through Clinton Square where the city's Christmas tree is. It was a great time, despite the weather being very drizzly and damp, which had its pluses (great reflections) and minuses (constantly having to clear lenses). All in all I think everyone that attended had a good, if not great, time. Thanks Phil, look forward to other tours!