Posted On:July 2008 | Greyscalegorilla

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Interview With “The Big Picture” Creator, Alan Taylor

July 30, 2008 - By 


Make sure to add The Big Picture to your bookmarks if you haven’t already done so. Their large photos are a great way to experience current news and events. Check out this interview with the creator of The Big Picture.


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Got My D700

July 28, 2008 - By 


I got my D700 from Calumet on Saturday. It is a HUGE leap from the D70. Nothing but great image quality and fun shooting so far. The FX sensor is exactly what I have been waiting for. The bad news is, neither Photoshop nor Aperture can read the RAW files. Looks like I gotta wait for some updates before I can really go crazy. Meanwhile, I have been shooting RAW and JPG together and just use the JPG for viewing and playing. I also posted my first D700 photo on my photoblog. I will be posting larger images now; partly because of the larger format, but also because many of us are getting larger and larger LCD screens that can handle larger images.


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I Phone 2.0 First Impressions or The App Store Rules!

July 10, 2008 - By 

Quick post: I downloaded the “leaked” iPhone 2.0 update from engadget and it WORKED! Here is a quick list of the apps and how they worked for me so far.

Super Monkey Ball: This is the only app I paid for so far. Its REAL Monkey Ball plain and simple. It took a minute to get used to twisting and turning the phone to steer, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. Grade: A

AIM: It works. All your contacts show up including your current icon (cute touch). It stops accepting messages when you close the app though… Boooooooo. Grade: C

Remote: Everyone at the office freaked out as I was controlling our AirTunes with my iPod. Totally awesome! Kinda sucked though when I put my phone in my pocket and accidentally turned the volume all the way up. My fault though, not the apps’. Grade: A

Midomi: Not sure how accurate this thing is, but its desiged to help find songs based on your voice. Sing or hum a song into your phone and it will find the title and artist. Perfect for that “what’s that song” moment. Good = I sang Papa Don’t Preach and it got it in a few seconds. Bad = The whole office belted a harmonized version of Shout complete with the “hey ehhh ehhh ehhh” part. The software did nothing. Grade: B

Light: This simple app turns your whole screen white to use as a flashlight. Photo Tip = Use this to light your subject in a pinch. Grade: A

Evernote: Not much play time with this yet, but I synced it to my Evernote account and it worked great. I hope to have a full review soon of Evernote. Grade: NA

I’m sure I’ll have more to report soon. If the first few hours of playing is any indication, the apple store is gonna be quite the hit for me.


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CreamyOrange Update

July 8, 2008 - By 


I just finished a long overdue update to my Motion Design Portfolio, CreamyOrange. Launching concurrently with the site is my spanking new Reel and my brand new photo portfolios.


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Nikon D700 Is Announced!

July 1, 2008 - By 


The rumors were true! It’s available in July and dpreview already has a hands on preview. I have been waiting for a “5D killer” from Nikon. The D3 is great and all, but its size was too large to carry around on my bike all day. I’m glad that nikon has decided to put the wonderful D3 chip in a smaller body. I haven’t bought a camera since my D70. I am putting my order in tomorrow for sure. I’ll let you know as soon as I get one. Now… What new lens should I buy? Who else is getting one?

Update: I just put my order in at Calumet. They told me that I should have it by the end of the month. Stay tuned for some sweet hands on camera action.