Monday, August 30, 2010

Flipboard for iPad

I used to think that magazines on the iPad were the future. If you read this blog, you know how gung-ho I am about the iPad and magazines on the iPad. Flipboard for iPad has made me rethink that. It's virtually made creators of magazines obsolete. (I've got much more to say on that topic, but for now I'll leave it at that.) This program is that good, and is the latest incarnation of what some geeks call social filtering of news.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Guitar Rig 4, baby!

You've got that right. I'm one of those annoying guys who "used to be in a band". The truth is I'm more of a bungling amateur guitarist, but I can still appreciate really kick-ass gear. Recently, I stumbled upon Guitar Rig 4 (for the Mac and PC). I was blown away.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jupiter-8 sample photos with Olympus E-PL1

Here are some sample shots of my other new baby, the Russian made Jupiter-8 lens, on my Olympus E-PL1. It's been interesting so far. It definitely won't replace my 20mm Lumix as the first lens I reach for, but really it's not meant to. I'll let the photos speak for themselves, but here are some impressions…

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jupiter-8 on my Olympus E-PL1

This, comrades, is my new (old) lens for my Olympus E-PL1, the Russian made Jupiter-8. It took a while to get here, but it was well worth the wait. Hey, that rhymes...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Metro first Philippine magazine on the iPad

Dammit, they beat me to it. After my previous life as a magazine editor came to an end and before my return to advertising, I used to tell people that I was making a magazine for the iPad. And I was. It had a name, and a handful of articles, and I had a plan. But the best laid plans of mice and men… you know the rest.

How to make your own cheap studio setup


This blog entry is the first in a series of small How To's about photography. When I first conceptualized this blog, it was meant to feature more How To's, but I've somehow forgotten that. Well, I remembered!

First, a fairly simple How To which is pretty useful if you shoot a lot of products or things. After years of watching how the pros shoot products (and models!) in my former job, I picked up a few tricks. So when I bought a real camera, I tried to replicate their setups on the cheap. And here's what you'll need: