Duracoat v.s. Armacoat

Over the past couple of months I\\\\\\\'ve done up a few firearms for myself or customers using either Duracoat or Armacoat products and while this isn\\\\\\\'t going to be an in-depth review of the products, I thought I\\\\\\\'d aware some observations and thoughts... More »


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Time Lapse at 1080p

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at a celestial time-lapse video so the other night I decided to try my hand.  I armed myself with a couple of extra batteries for my D300s and braved some fairly cold weather.  For this test I “only” took ~500 frames that required just over 4.5 hours to complete.  Each frame was exposed for 30 seconds with a 1 second delay between each frame.  In the end I was pretty happy with how it turned out for my first test.  What I was not quite as happy with is the frost that gathered on my camera…  Thank goodness for a tightly weather-sealed Nikon!Movie Rings (2017)

Time Lapse Frame

Time Lapse – Frame #22

Frosty Nikon

Frosty Nikon

I know I’ve got a lot more to learn and can do a lot better the next time I’m out – but the point is – you need to get out there.  If you enjoy something – do it.  If you want to become better at whatever your passion is – practice.  When you’ve practiced some, practice some more.  Look at what other people are doing – not to copy them, but for inspiration.  Ask questions.  Learn.  Enjoy.

Check out the video below, and choose 1080p quality and try it full-screen…  It’s not the best, but it’s not bad for a first-timer!

In the end, be brave enough to share as well.  Maybe you won’t get glowing praise for each thing you do, but if you keep your “art” all to yourself, no one gets to enjoy what you can create.

Ultimate Camera Accessory

I’m a junkie…  It’s an addiction that I can’t put away and unfortunately costs a whole lot.  I’m talking about photography and although you can’t always chase after the latest and the greatest gear, sometimes there comes along a nifty piece of hardware or software that is worth the money.  I recently purchased the onOne software DSLR remote for my iPod Touch.

The beauty of this software is that it allows you remotely tigger your camera, adjust ISO, exposure, aperture and more – all from your iPod or iPhone.  If your camera is capable of “Live View”, it will also stream the live image through the lens to your iPod.  It sounds almost too good to be true, and at $20 for the “Pro” version, it is probably one of the cheapest camera accessories that money can buy.  That being said it’s super powerful – but there is one caveat – your camera must be connected to a Windows or Mac computer that in turn is connected to a wireless network.  This makes it not as handy out in the field, but still a nice tool – especially if you have a USB powered router like the Trendnet TEW-652TR Travel Router.

With that being said, I play to take it to Bonerak’ageddon this weekend in Lethbridge and should be able to upload some photos of the event to Flickr.  I’ll also try livestreaming some of the gaming and Windows 7 festivities on Qik.  Stay tuned.