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Coming off a time of experimental game designs, Java and PCG I'm now looking for work in Orange County, CA either in or out of the games business, please feel free to contact me if you have any referrals.

I'm a long time game programmer having worked on many shipped titles, a few AAA releases and one MMO so far. I'm a generalist and my credo has always been that if something needs doing to ship, I'll step up and learn what I need to to get it done.

-Patrick


Aug
9
comment Difference between luminance and brightness
Luminance is the scientific measure of how bright something is. Just like asking "what is the difference between fahrenheit and hotness."
Aug
3
comment Are there super-macro lenses for getting “inside”?
To get literally inside you'll need something like an industrial inspection lens, or for bigger areas maybe one of those spy cameras with the flexible stalk (those mostly seem to be video, however)? incrediblethings.com/tech/… for a crude example.
Aug
2
comment What is this “rushed inwards” type of photo called?
Can you give a short summation of the technique instead of just linking off-site? A quick example is what most people need to figure out how to use something like this in their own work.
Jul
2
comment How to get beautiful even and soft lighting on face?
Think about what's happening: when the softbox is really close the light from the edges wraps around the face because they are above and below - and the further away you move the softbox the less wrap there is and more straight light. Draw yourself a picture or use an egg and a light you can move around and you'll see it right away.
Jun
23
comment Did film photography have lens correction counterparts?
Rumor has it that back in the day spies used crappy tourist cameras and lenses that were mapped for distortions and then optical corrections could be applied to the photos. A similar idea to what fixed the Hubble telescope's lens problem. I'm trying to find a source document.
Jun
10
comment How to do jewellery photography with a telephoto lens?
+1 for focus stacking, which I was just about to mention =)
Jun
7
comment Does a deeper photosite increase the dynamic range?
Very true, I was thinking of the actual light sensitive part. Your description of the entire stack makes more sense for this question =)
Jun
5
comment Does a deeper photosite increase the dynamic range?
+1 and a side note: iirc the why is because photo detectors only work at their surface. Film, which may be what Itay is taking inspiration for this question from, does have depth but that doesn't apply here.
May
8
comment What is the metallic square piece behind the viewfinder and what does it do?
It's just a hunk of springy wire to hold the focusing screen in place. See how it's shaped, curved upwards at the sides to apply the pressure on the edges? Somewhere up inside there near the front is a little hook or latch that will hold onto that front piece of wire.
May
3
answered How to photograph glitter and holographic glitter?
May
3
comment Why is my lens only somewhat sharp near the center and very blurry on the edges?
Or keep it as a portrait/pictorialist lens, large format users love lenses with uncorrected defects. (re: Petzval lenses, lomography, pictorialism)
Feb
8
answered Why the trend of faded vintage photography?
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Jan
11
comment How to capture a small red light?
To capture a small, red light first you need a cat...
Nov
28
comment How to become citizen journalist and get paid?
They're called Stringers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stringer_(journalism)
Nov
26
comment What is the proper way to convert digital picture from the RGB to CMYK so a print-shop can use that file in a color flyer, or magazine, etc?
Print shops that take digital will have guidelines prepared to cover color spaces, profiles, resolutions and file formats. I'm unsure if there's a universal best way that would apply to any and all shops.
Nov
23
awarded  Critic
Nov
15
comment How do you judge the build quality of a lens?
It's in the details, I totally agree!
Nov
14
comment How do you judge the build quality of a lens?
Another aspect is variance between lenses of the same type, akin to how well controlled is the manufacturing? For example, there is a medium format camera whose lens and rangefinder are hand matched and paired by serial number at the factory, while whole ranges of older lenses are talked about reverently with "beautiful IF you get a good one."
Nov
12
comment Chromatic abberation or surface effect? (macro of dime)
Burnished metal surfaces = anisotropic shading (or lighting) for which you can google and get representative images, and those will sometimes show rainbow diffraction patterns vaguely similar to what you're seeing.