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My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone is 610.937.2316
I offer the complete package, from start to finish.
This includes: domain name and very good hosting (with plenty of space and bandwidth), consultation for determining the logo, look, design, and layout of the actual website, proper XHTML and CSS syntax, all of which will be built around SlideShowPro. Also includes the customization of SlideShowPro to match the color scheme of the design for seamless and NON generic integration (customization to prevent it from looking like everyone elses flash gallery, including custom thumbnail navigation system), as well as server configuration, SSP Director installation (SSP Director is a server side backend image management tool, and its literally easier to use than Flickr), and other custom pages (such as Bio, interactive contact page, and whatever else you might want). And finally, this of course includes a crash course on how to manage the website and manage your images, which is SUPER EASY. -- $300.00 -- and only after you are happy with everything. Please note that domain name and hosting fees reoccur annually, and those costs will be $70.00 a year.
I am also willing to work with you in case you are just interested in one part of this process, whether its logo design, website design, SSP Director installation, SlideShowPro integration, or something else. -- Price negotiable.
Some may prefer other forms of image viewers (whatever you want to call them) but the reason I like SlideShowPro is because it is highly customizable, works efficiently (it's not like those long loading ridiculous flash galleries) and most importantly, works with SSP Director which is an amazing tool that will allow anyone to manage all of their images, including organization with galleries, albums, names, automatic thumbnail generation, descriptions, password protecting certain albums, and ALOT more.
THANKS! - Tyler
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Wireless basics: The infrared system uses a beam of infrared light to transmit encoded information from a camera, flash or commander unit to remote flashes. The system is limited in range and is line of sight. When a flash is used as a commander in the Canon and Nikon system, they rely on a series of pre-flashes to transmit information about the coming exposure to the remote units. Radio is similar in that the information is sent via radio wave. The benefits are a longer transmit distance and the signal can go through walls, obstacles, etc.
Pocket Wizard has a reliable system for use with studio lighting (Plus II, Multimax) but the introduction of compatability with flashguns (Flex and Mini) came last summer. Canon flashes are highly susceptible to interference and the problem was solved with a cover that's now refered to as the flash cozy (play on beer cozy). The product for Nikon are in production and expected out in 2010. These systems will encode the Canon or Nikon flash instructions directly to radio. The process is very complicated and is the reason why it has taken so long to develop.
Radio Popper is getting a lot of attention as they created a simpler methodology in which the infrared signal is relayed to a device which encodes to radio, transmits, then another device encodes back to infrared and sends to the flash unit. The units are relatively small and have proven to be quite effective. The Px and JrX are their products with the Px being more advanced and costing appx. $250 per unit. Note: you'll need one unit to transmit and one unit for each flash. In testing, the Radio Poppers have proven more reliable than Pocket Wizard for consecutive speed firing and distance. The PW worked up to 120 ft as opposed to the RP which fired up to 620ft. The beauty of the Radio Popper system is that a photographer could actually simultaneously fire flashguns of any brand along with studio flashes. A very adaptable system.
I've been using the Nikon wireless system for a couple years, several hours a day in varying conditions with great success. Nikon and Canon cameras with pop-up flashes can easily trigger a compatible remote flash providing you with terrific off-camera flash opportunites. The systems mentioned above simply allow for more flashes triggered via radio to cover greater distances through obstacles.
It's important to remember at times like this that while the technology is interesting and gadgets are fun, ultimately the skill of the photographer is what creates a great photograph.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Well, it finally happened. While I was on vacation my memory card crashed. But, this story has a happy ending.
When I did start uploading my images, everything was going as normal. I was uploading them/converting to DNG/importing them into Adobe Lightroom as I normally do all the time, as well as simultaneously backing them up on my external, a neat feature of Lightroom that kills two birds with one stone. Anyways, it uploaded 83 of the 395 some pictures, and crashed. I got 83 pictures, and looked on my CF card on my computer and did not see the rest, let alone ANY files. I popped it back into my camera, no files....FML.
I took it to a photo place thinking most of these incidences are usually recoverable, so no sweat. Well they called me and said they could not recover it.
So I get home, and look online for some recovery software that I could use to try it myself. I came across Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery (For Mac and Windows). I downloaded it for free (demo), and it lets you do everything up to but excluding the actual recovery. So, while it was free, I was able to scan my CF card, and sure enough, it found my long lost photos! It also found photos that had long been formatted over at least 15 times, from last semester!
This software rocks. I went ahead and purchased a key combo ($40) and then registered the software so I could recover my photos, knowing it had found them and worked.
It recovered 395 .nef 14-16mb raw files in about 8 minutes.
This also lets you scan any digital storage device, whether its a memory card or hard drive. It will find whatever files it can, and then let you choose which ones you would like to recover, so it can be handy for things other than memory cards, say in case your backup hard drive crashes with ALL your photos ;).
Sunday, January 3, 2010
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Friday, January 1, 2010
I thought I'd announce to all you MSU folks that I've finally put my work from this last semester online. The website's been massively overhauled, too.
I've also started a new project as an off-shoot of the Daily Polaroid (alas, I am 3 months behind scanning those), called Aggregated Moments. More info on my blog post here.
Feedback on any or all of the above is welcome.