Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Cool Online Video Editing Tool and Community

Eyespot provides a cool video editing tool and community that encourages sharing. Beta right now, but looks neat. I did a short vid using existing clips and some provided music. You can upload your own videos, music, pictures, etc. then use a drag and drop interface to create. I did this short video using their clips and audio in about 5 minutes.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Nice short tutorial from LifeHacker on how to take Great Digitial Portraits

LifeHacker presents how to take Great Digitial Portraits . This is a nice quick little tutorial with some great tips like forcing your flash to stay on even in bright outdoor light, how to set your camera to portrait mode (and why it helps), etc.

Your picture could win a $25K family reunion from Kodak

email from Kodak points us to the Kodak Easyshare Gallery Family Story Photo Contest. Enter your favorite photos (1 per day) and vote every day. You could win a $25,000 family reunion from Kodak, complete with a LIFE photographer to capture the event.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


I remember sitting in class in grade school drawing stick figure movies at the bottom of my notebook. You know, draw one per page, flick it with your thumb and it makes a little movie? Well now that I am older and playing with more expensive toys, comes Upload a short (30 seconds or less) video and they'll turn it into a paper flip clip movie. Looks pretty cool and not too expensive. Looks like starts at $9.99 and goes down from there...can buy in bulk for party favors, etc.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

3d Photos without the Glasses or Cross-eyes

The DSLR Blog looks pretty cool and I'll have to check it out in more detail. Meanwhile, this post about a guy who creates 3d pictures using animated GIFs that quickly flicker between the right and left images....resulting in a 3d look. Its pretty cool and I want to try it out for myself soon.

Meanwhile, here is an article on about how to create stereograms using your digital camera, photo printer and any photo imaging program....combine that with how to create an animated GIF and I would guess you'd be able to get pretty close. Looks like a pretty fun project.

Friday, March 03, 2006

New Digital Photo Pay Site

Scoble is a Microsoft employee with a well-read blog. Interesting take on things and alot of internal MS squabbling in the comments. He points us to this new digital photo site, Just Show Me How To, but you have to pay to get the tips. (looks like $1.99 - $3.99). Interesting Site. Scoble says they have a blog but I don't see that anyway on their site. He also says "Done by award-winning photographers. Pulitzer-prize winners and all that." but that's nowhere on the site either...all it says it "...from world-renown professional photographers." So how does he know all this? I guess I'll have to take his word for it. I guess I'll start with their free video of the week, 'Take Great Sunsets' if it ever completes downloading.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

DIY Network - Do it yourself Making Home Movies Series

DIY Network is showing a series on "Making Home Movies" starting on 2/19. Looks pretty interesting, I have to see if we get the DIY network on our cable. Shows are "Videotaping Interviews", "Saving Videos and Films" and "Saving Pictures." I like the DIY network website because if you don't watch the shows, you can still get plenty of info and how-tos from the site. Takes less time to scan the website and you don't have to sit through the irrelevant stuff.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Nikon Servicing

So I sent my Nikon Coolpix 4300 out for servicing. The lens was stuck and it said 'system error.' I got the repair estimate this week - $155.00. uh....I think it's time to start shopping for a new digital camera. Fun, but what a bummer. I really liked that one actually and was quite happy with it. Now the question is do I go again for a small point and shoot with good quality and decent megapixels or for a higher-end DSLR?

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