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Sep 09

TED Talk: Internet One Big Random Act of Kindness

This is a neat clip from TED… guy from Harvard talks about how there are a lot of aspects regarding the internet that cause people to do things that do not reward them, but they do it for the better good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P65XdTlk4vA

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21
Sep 09

$150 Photos from Space… with Your Camera!

MIT students spent less than $150 to send a camera to space and had it take pictures every 5 seconds the entire trip up!  You can read about it more, and also look at the links on this page to see their project website:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/09/the-150-space-camera-mit-students-beat-nasa-on-beer-money-budget/

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13
Aug 09

Stuck in Customs

My friend Matt sent this blog along.  Sounds like the author’s got my dream life (for the most part)!  Read his “about” page to get more of an idea what the blog’s about.  Really cool photography though… HDR… something that I’ve wanted to play with for a while.

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/

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08
Aug 09

Artistic Lens Flare in Photos

I like lens flare.  It is one of the many types of “distraction” you can add to a photo.  Shooting a subject through obstructions is a great way of making the photo more interesting, “layering” the elements between your lens and the subject.

While allowing these interferences to be captured in photos, typically to also help frame the photo, lens flare can add a layer of mystery or dreaminess.  It’s very cool for portraits that seem “summery” or warm or playful.  Also can leave part of the scene up to the imagination.

Whatever the case, flare and excessive light are something to play with when possible!  Check out some tips here.

http://digital-photography-school.com/5-tips-for-achieving-artistic-lens-flare-how-to

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