Saturday, February 28, 2009
I've been reading up lately on digital SLR cameras and have learned quite a bit of surprising information I thought I'd pass along. First of all, did you know that most lower-end DSLRs have a 1.6x crop factor - meaning... you are not really even capturing the full image? The sad reality is my 50mm lens is really acting more like an 80mm lens because of the crop factor. To help explain things better, here's an example of what this means:
This explains exactly why no matter how hard I try or which lens I use, I will never be able to achieve the true wide angle image I am looking for. That is, until I spend about $2,700 more on a new camera body.
Too, I've also discovered a very cool company that provides post-production services to photographers. Creating digital albums for myself is one thing, it's a completely different story when it comes to clients. The process is time-consuming either way, I think that's why I'm drawn to Colorati. Not only do they select your best images, they process, edit, and design album pages. (I could see this being VERY handy down the road.)
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Friday, February 27, 2009
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Thursday, February 26, 2009
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Seconds later, Meeley said he thought he was feeling better. A minute or so went by and he said, "I really feel good now. Almost immediately after the words left your mouth, my stomach stopped hurting."
And he has not gotten sick since! God is good. And what I really love are those moments when my children have an opportunity to see that His clear hand for themselves.
O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. Psalm 30:2
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Friday, February 20, 2009
I've gotta run. If you have any questions about the challenge, just post a comment or shoot me an email.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
The wake-up call took place after I was photographed standing next to Miss Susie Sunshine. She had the fairest teeth
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven... a time to be silent and a time to speak.
After arriving home from Bible study, I quickly unloaded the coffee boxes. While putting supplies away, the words from my daily calendar grabbed me. Here's what it was opened to:
Wait and ReceiveBe relaxed and at ease in God's presence. You come into His presence by spending time alone with Him in prayer and reading the Word. God loves you and wants you to have His best. Wait on Him and believe you are receiving. Do not be led by your feelings; be led by God's promises.Wait for the Lord, and keep His way,And He will exalt you to inherit the land. . . .- Psalm 37:34 NASB
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Music. After weeks of raiding our eclectic CD collection and downloading dozens of songs from iTunes, Meeley decided to purchase his own album. It is his first and a good one at that :-)
The long weekend made for a very long weekend. Thankfully, Pippy was able to stop by for a visit. After an hour of unsuccessfully trying to convince Pippy that paper folding is da bomb, they decided to play a little Rock Band:
I'm quite sure Pippy has a future in music - lead vocalist, worship leader, or some other front man. He will, at the very least, give Wierd Al a run for the money (the boys' words, not mine). I do have to say that Ren's real drum lessons have significantly impacted his pretend drum skills. Here's the boy in action:
Oh how I wish I could sit and blog the afternoon away. I've missed days like this (not the Rock Band playdates of yesterday but the no-pressure-just-do-it-when-you-can days like today). But alas, there's work to be done. Low-key work but work nonetheless.
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Monday, February 16, 2009
As for the Flickr bit, you can open up a free account HERE. There's a monthly upload limit you might reach by posting a daily photo but you can get around it by reducing your image size or deleting older photos. To upgrade to a Pro account (with unlimited uploads and storage) the cost is $24.95 a year. Details for both accounts are HERE. You can post images as public, friends, or family - which means you decide exactly who has access to your images. If you have any questions, just let me know.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009
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