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bio website jazzyflight.blogspot.com
location Lakewood, CO
age 43
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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
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
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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.
Sep
22
comment Using “Auto & Red eye reduction” flash setting when no eyes are present in the photo?
You are correct, sometimes it's impossible to get the shot without the flash. It's strange that it defaults to that though, it's the most complicated auto setting. Strange that it doesn't keep the setting you had it on last time too.
Sep
15
answered Using “Auto & Red eye reduction” flash setting when no eyes are present in the photo?
Aug
13
comment Capturing fast moments, such as bullet
We can't reduce it to 100 feet per second though, that's slower than paint balls - the answer is off by at least ten times. All my handguns are over 1000 feet per second, the rifles in the 3000-3500 range. Just add a zero to every number in the answer. Also, please add some safety information - NEVER place yourself in front of a live firing line. Put your equipment out there and risk it getting shot, but don't you be anywhere in front of firearms.
Aug
8
comment sony a57 annoying nag message
This shows up as soon as you open the screen? What happens if you leave the screen up all the time?
Aug
7
comment What is the legal consensus on “pinning” photos using Pinterest?
Pinterest doesn't actually do that though. USERS do that.
Aug
7
comment How is brightness measured?
Which is part of the beauty of life and photography. There's always something new to learn!
Aug
6
answered How is brightness measured?