Tag Archive for '2011'

The Collage is Almost Done

I am very close to having the collage done where I can send it off to be printed. All that remains is to do final tweaking of some of the alignment at a full zoomed in version. I was mainly working in 20% view due to the size of the canvas in order to get everything placed. Here is a working copy of the image.


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Dragon*Con 2011 Photo Post

I finally got around to getting all of my Dragon*Con 2011 pictures posted. I ended up not shooting as many pictures as last year due to my ringflash project, but I am ok with that fact.

The rest of the pictures can be seen at
http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/dragoncon-2011/

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The Dragon*Con 2011 Jarvie Window Experience

This year for Dragon*Con, I was looking for some sort of personal project to shoot during the con. I decided to bring the Jarvie Window to Dragon*Con 2011. I saw this phenomenon posted on Strobist quite some time ago and thought that it was neat, but never thought that I would have the opportunity to try it out. I recently picked up the Ray Flash ringflash adapter and that got me to pondering a photo project for the con of shooting the ringflash effect. I rented the fisheye from LensRentals.com and then found a way to use my less powerful 430 ex ii flash with the ringflash adapter, so that I still had the use of my regular flash on my main camera body. It was well received at the con, and was a fun project overall. I shot about 650 pictures, but narrowed down the final collection to 400 images. The plan is to gather all of these into one large collage that I will take to the con with me next year and get as many of the people in it to sign it. Here is a picture of what it looked like when I was using the ring courtesy of Steve.

When shooting like this, there is no way to be shy, as it works best if you are shooting a few inches from the subject’s face. You can also have them hold the ring or reach into it to give things a 3d perspective. This is especially fun when approaching complete strangers. I found myself taking a regular picture and then showing the screen on my camera with the ringflash and explained what I was about to do, and when following this process, I didn’t have anyone say no to having their picture taken.

Here are a couple of samples.

The rest of the pictures can be seen at
http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/dragoncon-2011-jarvie-window/

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Back from Dragon*Con

I am back and pretty much recovered and am in the process of editing photos. Some of this years pictures are already available accompanying some articles on GeeksofDoom.com, so for now be sure and check those out. I hope to start posting some of my stuff here by Friday.

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2011 Ren Faire Wrap Up

I was kind of slow this year and didn’t really get my Tennessee Renaissance Festival pictures posted until the month was over. Here are links to the galleries.



TNRF 5-8-2011


TNRF 5-14-2011


TNRF 5-21-2011


TNRF 5-28-2011


TNRF 5-30-2011

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