Archive for September, 2007

Strobist

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Every photographer I’ve met has a photographic skill they know lags well behind the rest of their skillset. Me? It’s flash photography. In short, I suck. I was reminded of this a few weeks back when I shot some portraits for a friend. Nothing fancy but awkward lighting. We managed to salvage a few shots but it could have been so much better.

I’ve never been comfortable using flashes and have usually hated the results that I’ve gotten from them. In fact, I’ve gone to ridiculous lengths not to use a flash when it would have made my life so much easier. I’ve played with larger, studio flash setups from time to time (and been happier with the results) but they’re just not practical for a lot of the photography I find myself doing.

However, I stumbled across a website a few weeks ago that totally changed my outlook on this black art. Strobist is dedicated to flash photography using lightweight, very portable equipment. After reading through the Strobist 101 section and looking at the results, I was completely sold.

If you’re a flash-o-phobe like me, I strongly recommend checking out the Strobist website and Flickr photostream. Hopefully you’ll have the same “ding!” bell go off that I did…

RapidAlbum 1.0RC1

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

I just pushed RapidAlbum 1.0RC1 for download! There are a bunch of changes in this release. As you can probably guess from the RC1 title, it’s pretty close to what I’m planning to ship for RapidAlbum 1.0.

You can grab a copy here –

RapidAlbum 1.0RC1