|Bill and his first wheels, one last time|
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Joel Sartore's "Photo Ark" project, wherein he photographs simple portraits on black or white of endangered animals. When I as asked to shoot images of some birds for the web site of a local parrot rescue organization, the Photo Ark was the first concept that popped into my head. I had never made serious portraits of animals before, so I did a test run with a friend and her cockatiels. The goal was to photograph her birds on black and white backdrops, sometimes posing with her family. Kids? Animals? Flaky equipment? What could possibly go wrong with that trio?
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
7D body, upgrading it from 1.2.5 to 2.0.0. This was followed a few weeks later with version 2.0.3, which fixed a few minor bugs. The v2 firmware added a number of relatively major features to the 7D, and provided an uncommonly significant upgrade to a body that is over two years old. After waiting a month for other people to beta test the new firmware (a good idea, as evidenced by the release of v2.0.3), I finally upgraded my own 7D from version 1.2.5.