Dear Kyle Freaking Cassidy,
do you know anyone whose middle name isn't "freaking"?
blarg, that's the week i'm going back east for a visit. i can't wait to see the results. jealous of those who do get to attend
We all change our middle names, legally, as soon as we meet Kyle. It's like joining the Ramones.
that, kate, is so freaking cool.
Amanda Palmer I guess - whose F middle initial stands for the less polite F word.
When do you want to do the one we discussed?
spring, when we can take models and costumes outside in teh woodz.
My Photo I class (yep, I'm taking it back to film. It's time to learn the fundamentals) is working on a depth of field assignment this week. I hadn't thought about using that technique on just one item, like you did in the first photo - I was thinking more along the lines of people, or 1 item with everything blurred behind it, adding some perspective to the image with some linear planes. You've definitely given me something to think about. :) Thank you, Kyle!
shallow DOF is my secret weapon. though now it's not a secret.
The real secret is that for a sufficiently small object and a sufficiently low focusing distance, there's almost no other choice!
...though now it's not a secret, either.
2010-01-09 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to this, in so many ways. I note, btw, that Cat Freaking Mihos is coming, which makes me very happy. What fun we will have!
I'm totally psyched about Cat Freaking Mihos
Where in San Diego will the workshop take place?
University and Fifth, at Jay Whaley's studio. Really nice space, right in the heart of Coolsville.
This is all too far from Rome, dear...
I wish I could make it.
great shot of the bracelet, too. thanks!
the bracelet looks stunning!
thanks! (they're even for sale!)
We were trying to find your website -- do you have a site that lists them and gives prices?
I think this is a much more reasonable fee, considering your skill and what-all, than what I paid in November. ;>
And I'd sign up for it in a heartbeat, believe it or else.
Oh wow, this is so Relevant To My Interests and business needs it's not funny, and yet so geographically far away :(
Any chance you'll be doing an East Coast version of this workshop at any point in time? Hell, I have the gallery/studio space to host it here in Philly...at least for now, potential sales contracts permitting...
I think Kate said something about us doing a bead something or other in 2011 ... but we can talk about doing something before.
n.b. one of your earring things was in the set of sample photos i sent to kate.
We should totally do it in Philly!
There is a BeadFest show in 2011 that I was encouraging Kyle to consider, because we could teach a Huge class every day of beady jewelry people who would love to improve their skilz.
I'd love to develop a curriculum with Kyle that was easy to port and could be done in a few locations. I got a ton of email asking for an East Coast venue, we could fill a Philly class in about five minutes.
BeadFest would definitely be a great venue for it!
(see kate's followup to my reply there about beadfest)
That's a positively gorgeous bracelet.
Unrelated mostly - if you were in the market for a digital point and shoot pocketable camera, how would you go about selecting one?
I still want to get a d-slr, but I figure a mediocre camera in the pocket is better than no camera at all.
Funny, I was just in the market for a small camera, so I was looking around a lot. The Canon Powershot G11 was the best of the bunch. My main criteria were the option for manual control, the ability to use external (studio or off camera) strobes, and low light (digital noise) performance. It's significantly better in low light than the g10 which might mean that you can find g10's cheap used since a g11 is halfway to a DSLR in terms of price....
Damn, that's a snazzy compact, but still bigger than I'm looking for (I guess I'm technically looking foran ultra compact). The G11 is about the same size as my Canon A95, which has been a great camera, but recently died. That's the one I'm going to replace with an entry level DSLR (probably a D40). Unfortunately, I'm going to have to save for that one, because the lens I want (18-200mm VR for aerial photography) costs like twice what the body does. But I digress.
I am kind of surprised that Nikon's ultra compact digitals seem to be poorly reviewed. I found a handful of canon and sony models that look halfway decent. The only non-canon digital camera I have ever owned was a sony and it was a piece of crap though, so I may end up with another Canon.
I have to tell you that my Olympus FE-340, which can be had for about $75 used directly from Olympus (They have an EBay store) has 8 mp, a nice glass lens, optical zoom, with an actually very good super macro setting. It has manual settings as well; there are limitations, but if used correctly this small camera (with a nice slide-into-body protected lens) is a kickass piece of pocket equipment. I actually use mine for all of my professional work, because I have no idea what camera I really actually should have.
Kyle, do you have a recommendation? Several of us are planning on buying a DSLR before your class. Do you have a new and a used suggestion, off the French Cuff?
Thanks for the tip. How'the lag on that thing? I am realy hoping for something that shoots pretty darn quick.
I only use it for studio photography, using a timer, doing single shots, so that's not an issue for me. It takes a rather long time to collect its small wits, several seconds.
Have you considered the Canon S90? Same sensor/processor as the G11, so same low-light performance, same RAW and PSAM modes. Lens is shorter than the G11's, but faster (f/2 at the wide end, not f/2.8). Closer to the SD series in size, easily shirt-pocketable. Only drawback seems to be the control wheel spins too freely. Slightly less expensive than the G11.
I love that shot of the cufflinks.
if anyone needs a place to stay my place is open in san diego. i don't have any spare beds, but if no one minds couches i've got plenty of those.
Oh! You'll be here!! That's the weekend of my reunion though, which is in Pittsburgh. Which I'm debating on going to.
If it all works out, I'd really love to meet up. Is your lady coming with?
And also - how long would you be here for? You should make a week of it. :)
i am coming alone -- alas, trillian has rehersal.
well, i'll DM you on twitter or something. that's one of my favorite areas where the workshop will be held, btw. also my couch is open if needed.