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bio website jazzyflight.blogspot.com
location Lakewood, CO
age 43
visits member for 1 year, 9 months
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I have 25 years of programming experience, going back to the Apple ][ days and Vic-20s and so on. Wrote my first commercial app (something I got paid for) in 1982, and I wrote a locally-successful game for the C-64 in 1985. I work in telecom, and have a company of my own. My hobbies currently are programming, RC model aircraft (planes and helicopters), rifle and pistol marksmanship, and photography.


Oct
27
comment How do I shorten the “loading” of photos on the card?
Check your computer for an SD card slot before you buy anything - most computers sold today have an SD card slot.
Oct
24
revised GoPro 4 Night Timelapse
added 146 characters in body
Oct
24
comment GoPro 4 Night Timelapse
Yes I will add it later. It's not very good, but you definitely can see the stars. If it was darker it would be good. I want to try a couple more tweaks - and I know if I used Lightroom I could do better than GP Studio
Oct
24
answered GoPro 4 Night Timelapse
Oct
24
comment How can I add geotagging information to aerial photos?
Yes very good, I don't check profiles for question information though. WiFi should be ok on a regular plane but I don't know for sure.
Oct
23
comment How can I add geotagging information to aerial photos?
DO NOT USE GOPRO WIFI ON YOUR AIRCRAFT! It interferes with the RC system, and without a suitable auto-pilot you WILL lose the aircraft. No, the GoPro does not have a GPS sensor.
Oct
23
comment GoPro 4 Night Timelapse
And yes, you absolutely should use ProTune. It's like RAW, basically unprocessed data. Again - marketing - "ProTune" means you are going to tune it, instead of doing it in camera. gopro.com/support/articles/how-to-use-protune
Oct
14
comment Long Exposure shot - subject too bright
Maybe that's why I have 5 different fixed ND filters for two lenses :)
Oct
14
comment What is a more stable way to lash a mini tripod to the top of 3 tent pole sections?
Some photos would really help, but I think all you need is a lock loop... I don't remember if there's an actual name for this technique, but you basically tie your other knots to the top, so all the knots are linked together with rope that can't slip, and that is in turn linked to some non-slipping part of the poles. Go all the way around the top and down through the middle first, then lash each pole in turn, then go back up through... like I said, hard to explain, please post some photos.
Oct
13
comment Using “Auto & Red eye reduction” flash setting when no eyes are present in the photo?
Sure, the auto modes are very convenient, but the other modes are provided for situations when the auto mode isn't working. You've identified at least one of those situations, so you need to work the device accordingly.
Oct
13
comment Long Exposure shot - subject too bright
Yeah this - I love my variable ND filter for daytime stuff, like lightning pics during the day. Works great!
Oct
7
comment Pixelstick wireless remote trigger alternative
It looks like an IR controller, which can easily be copied, but you need the original to copy the signal. You could just try different combinations - try your TV remote on it. Try the WatchON app, which can emulate many brands of TV remotes. If it's Bluetooth or Wi-Fi - again, we can hack that but someone will need to examine the device itself to do that.
Oct
7
comment First DSLR camera?
If you're interested in video, do not overlook SONY. The A77 and A65 have excellent video, and you can run it until the battery runs out, no overheating problems. Do your research on stuff like that. A DSLR isn't a very good video camera - if you're interested in mostly video, you'll do better with a $500 camcorder than a $500 DSLR. It is not all about image quality - sound is important, and the practicality of using a DSLR for video leaves much to be desired. A camera designed for video will be much more comfortable to use for video.
Oct
7
comment Is the camouflage texture of certain wildlife lens covers relevant?
OK - you know why hunters use bright orange vests? Because we're not hunting humans. The effectiveness of visual camo against animals is hotly debated - they sense your presence through other means, and IMO, visual camo is almost useless against most animals. deeranddeerhunting.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39690
Oct
6
answered Programmable cameras that can take multiple shots at different focus settings
Sep
30
comment How do I control the camera in Kite Photography?
LOL, nice update! I can confirm that it doesn't always end up that way though. The important thing is to learn to fly safely FIRST, then mount cameras. IMO, you want at least a full summer of flying under your belt before attempting this - unless you use a GoPro, which survives crashes very nicely.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
answered Controlling multiple cameras
Sep
26
comment How can I shoot a photo, through a gun barrel?
Pretty much the same as the other question - he wanted to look down the business end and have the bullet in the chamber in focus. This is going to depend a lot on the length of your barrel - I seriously doubt it will work for rifles, but I'm going to try some shots later now that I'm interested. I have a bunch of different guns to try, I'll let you know what I find out. Probably as an answer in that other question.
Sep
22
comment Using “Auto & Red eye reduction” flash setting when no eyes are present in the photo?
Oh I see what's going on - when you turn the camera on, it goes to whatever mode is selected on the dial. Switch it to M, A, or P and I bet you'll see different defaults after power-up.