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geek o the week [Sep. 1st, 2011|09:29 am]
kyle cassidy
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I"m Geekadelphia's Geek of the week! I kid you not -- we have indeed inherited the earth.

In the interview we talk about art and artists, how I got involved in various projects, photography, camera geekery, some behind the scenes of Who Killed Amanda Palmer, how I come up with ideas for projects, my favorite nerdy places to hang out in Philadelphia and various other stuff.

You can read the fancy interview here.

Clickenzee to read!

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[User Picture]From: mizkit
2011-09-01 01:41 pm (UTC)
That's a terrific photo of you.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-09-01 02:09 pm (UTC)
My nephew, Sawyer, says I look "like a hobo".
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[User Picture]From: mizkit
2011-09-01 02:15 pm (UTC)
But a *terrific* hobo! :)
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[User Picture]From: willowweed
2011-09-01 03:09 pm (UTC)
atually you look like an adventurer (a bit more formal dress elements and that would be gentleman-adventurer)
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[User Picture]From: dichroic
2011-09-02 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah - it's a very Indiana Jones photo.
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[User Picture]From: matociquala
2011-09-01 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yep. That looks like you.
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[User Picture]From: iamgerg
2011-09-01 03:30 pm (UTC)
Neat article... though got hung up on the fact you shoot a D700... I'm trying to decide between a D700 and D7000. Is the Fx sensor worth the money?
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[User Picture]From: dd_b
2011-09-01 04:13 pm (UTC)
IMHO there are two cases where it is:

1. You have very wide angle glass for FX that you badly want to keep using. (You can now buy very wide DX glass and get out to the same extreme limits: 8mm DX, 12mm FX. You couldn't go that wide in DX 5 years ago.)

2. You want the high ISO performance.

#2 is why I have a D700. Those great big pixel wells just suck in light and turn it into images, even in the dark. ISO 800 is nothing to worry about (I'll use it for landscapes to be printed 20x30 and up), and 6400, HI.1, and HI.2 are actually usable for documentation and selected other kinds of pictures.

Going from DX back to FX cost me a mint in lens upgrades -- I had to replace the wide end of my collection AND add some longer lenses (because I'd gotten used to 200mm on DX as a regular thing).

It also has remarkably fine autofocus, though I have a hard time thinking that would be the overriding driving factor for very many people. It's fast and accurate even in appalling light (like, bonfire light outside at night).

It doesn't have video, remember. Fine with me (I do video with my EPL-2 :-)).
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[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2011-09-01 05:40 pm (UTC)
That interview almost conveys the freaking amazingness that is you.
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[User Picture]From: tsarina
2011-09-01 08:09 pm (UTC)
That photo of you is very bad ass. You're somewhere between Indiana Jones and Firefly there.
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[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2011-09-01 08:26 pm (UTC)
Excellent article, lovely portrait.
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[User Picture]From: jettcat
2011-09-02 02:17 am (UTC)


As long as you don't inherit my aunt's Ford Cortina...
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[User Picture]From: prolix_yourword
2011-09-03 06:08 am (UTC)
You look great in that picture! But I have to say...I totally read "Geek of the week" as "Greek of the week" and I was thinking to myself, "Cassidy isn't a Greek name..." and was completely confused. But no worries, I get it now. XD

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From: (Anonymous)
2011-09-14 12:02 am (UTC)


Damn Kyle,
It's a shame that you're married and that I'm so damn old....
Lovely shot.
How've you been?
(This is Dierdra-I've been gone awhile. We spoke of cats and NG & AP last year some time)
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