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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

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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 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.

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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, 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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A Note to the Geeks Booking Rooms Today

Kotaku, Browncoats, Superheroes and Stormtroopers of the Dragon*Con Marriott Landgrab!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty- loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the football fans, the elimination of the tyranny of staying in an overflow hotel, and security for ourselves at our favorite convention.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 2011 ! Much has happened since the LSU fan triumphs of 2010I. The convention and hotel owners have in- flicted upon the football fans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our online offensive has seriously reduced their capacity to know online booking codes, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting geeks. The tide has turned ! The geeks of the world are marching together to Victory !
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory !

Good Luck ! And let us beseech the blessing of Al- mighty God, the giant spaghetti monster, and Cthulhu upon this great and noble undertaking.


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