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bio website jazzyflight.blogspot.com
location Lakewood, CO
age 44
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen May 7 at 20:51

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.


Mar
25
comment How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?
Actually that's not bad, but you needed a much darker filter for sure. You gave it a try, and that's what is important! My video of the eclipse is terrible, but I was out there, in a good location, giving it my best with the stuff I had at the time. Next time I'll be more ready! I've tried three times to photograph a lunar eclipse, with good equipment, and failed every time. I've spent six or seven hours staring at the moon and I'm a better photographer because of it, even though I didn't get my amazing eclipse shot.
Mar
23
comment How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?
DID IT WORK??!!
Mar
19
comment How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?
Only when it's aimed at the sun. With the filter, that's all you'll be able to see. The video shows that. Just tape it over the lense.
Mar
19
comment How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?
If you damage it though, you won't be able to take any pictures. A photo of your sensor burning up isn't going to be interesting in any way. If you manage to get some good shots, please post them here.
Mar
19
comment How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?
I mean actual camera film. I used 35mm negatives for the video. I just bought the film and had them throw it directly into the machine, to develop the "darkest" negative possible. No prints are needed, only the negatives. Sunglasses are no where near dark enough. The problem with photographing an eclipse is that you'll focus an image of the sun onto your sensor. That's how we used to burn ants when I was kid. It WILL BURN YOUR SENSOR, and permanently damage your camera, if the light isn't filtered a lot.
Mar
19
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Mar
19
answered How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?
Feb
10
comment What causes darker areas on a still from a video stream when moving light source has passed through the image just before it has been taken?
I see ghosting on the truck too, and the brake lights of the car. It's blending multiple frames together.
Feb
10
comment What causes darker areas on a still from a video stream when moving light source has passed through the image just before it has been taken?
That's what it looks like to me - noise reduction. In the bottom image you can see multiple impressions of the car have been blended together. It's just failing to do that correctly with the bright parts of the frames. It probably CAN'T interpolate the track of that light, and probably isn't trying.
Feb
9
comment Why do my photos “glow”?
To me, it looks like you're on EV+1 - these look slightly over-exposed. It's easy to accidentally set that exposure compensation.
Feb
5
comment Shooting flying birds
Did you think they invented the word for Jurassic Park? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_of_prey
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Jan
28
comment Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)
OK sure, no problem I'll do that a bit later today.
Jan
27
answered Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)
Jan
27
comment Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)
Yeah it's called a fish eye effect. Usually we try to remove it, but it can be added as well. I'm pretty sure the example photo has been flipped upside-down and colors adjusted, but I think the image in the glass was captured that way. A glass sphere IS a fish-eye lense.
Jan
27
comment Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)
What makes you think that wasn't captured that way to begin with?
Jan
21
comment How do I avoid dust entering my camera when changing lenses?
I flip the camera down because that's the direction my lenses are in the bag :)
Jan
15
comment What distance should there be between two shots for a stereogram?
Roll of film? For what? Wrapping food?
Jan
14
comment Shooting full manual during an event or function
I shoot a lot of "random" events like Air Shows and stuff like that. It does get better with experience. I use mostly auto modes, and only go manual when the camera isn't doing what I want, which is incredibly rare.
Jan
9
comment How can I intentionally include lens flare in my photographs?
If you're trying to set it up, then yes, you need to be on manual because the flare is created by the distances between elements, and any change in those distances will change the flare. If you want it to be what you see in the preview, you have to make sure the camera doesn't change anything by itself when you snap the picture.