End of the Week Post
At the end of the week, right before the long weekend, we all want some entertaining stuff, so here it is. At least what I’ve found. Figured I could share it with you and clue you in on what I’ve found interesting recently.
Ross Ching’s a time lapse, stop motion, and live action camera kind of guy and has some amazing shots he’s put together to a Death Cab for Cutie’s song. Way cool video, and totally trendy.
I like the Black Rapids’ R-Strap because it frees me up from carrying around a big camera bag, while also protecting the body and lens from swinging out and crashing into nearby objects (which often happens if you’re using the standard Canon/Nikon strap that comes with your camera). The R-strap is a camera-fied version of a single point rifle sling that military folks use. I like it because the body and lens are pointed in into the small of your back, out of the way when you’re moving through crowds and tight situations. I’ve seen other folks trying out their own DIY straps to get away from the clunky hanging-around-your-neck situation.
Mike gives some great tips about how to shop for camera gear on his new Petapixel blog. Although the shopping around on Craigslist is really time-consuming, his tips on what to look for and how to be prepared (e.g. looking through the lens, checking the camera sensor, etc.) are very smart. Definitely worth a read if you’re purchasing used gear off Craigslist.
Everyone knows by now the (cool) Official White House Flickr Photostream. But I also really like The Big Picture, “News stories in photographs.”