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  1. Dubious Drewski

    Local band and Behind-The-Scenes Gif animations

    So a band in my town saw the cheesy portraits I did with my buddies a while back and they wanted the same thing for themselves. They're rockers, so the idea of having cheesy serious portraits as their album cover/ promo poster is hilarious. I got them to dress in knitted sweaters and scarves...
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    Which is better, Photoshop or MSPaint?

    I'm having a hard time deciding Some friends and I were sitting in a Tim Horton's tonight, talking about photography and checking out a new mini laptop a friend had bought. There was nothing yet installed, so we started jokingly playing around in MSPaint. One person drew the lady, then another...
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    To what extreme should someone go to be with the opposite sex?

    I met this girl recently who is interested in me. This just doesn't happen, so I'm giving this event some attention. There's a problem though. She's crazy. Like, actually-believes-she-can-affect-the-weather-with-her-mind crazy. She told me once of how she willed some rain to fall one day, but...
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    I'm trying to do macro differently...

    Are these unique? You tell me! I'm trying anything and everything that pops into my mind. If you guys have any ideas for staged macro shots like these, please suggest! And if you see something you don't like about these images, please shout it out. My favourite compliments are constructive...
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    Alright, what's the true write speed of any given camera?

    This information has been unbelievably difficult to find. Maybe my Google-Fu is weak today, I don't know. This information wasn't even found at Steve's Digicams, surprisingly. At what speed can my camera write data to a memory card? Or in other words, what is the fastest card I need to buy...
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    Mountain Dogsled Races, pushing my camera and skill to its limit.

    I shot these exact races last year in Elkford, British Colombia. I covered the event again this year. After reviewing my old photos, I am happy to announce that I have somewhat improved as a photographer in the course of 365 days. I should hope so, anyway! Here are some of my favourites from...
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    Er... Is this thing going to explode and maim me?

    So I need portable power because I'd like to start using my lights on location. Today I bought the Motomaster Eliminator Powerbox 800 and I'm trying it out just now. I charged it and I tested my lamp and my heater - both work perfectly. Then I plugged in one of my Opus Studio lights. It works...
  8. Dubious Drewski

    The Ethereal Passenger and Mad Insane Clown

    These three images are just as much paintings as they are photographs, but I don't care to dwell on categories. The first two are both very old photographs taken way back in the day when I had no clue what I was doing with my camera. All three of them are somewhat mediocre shots now just...
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    Embarrasing question about my car.

    This is way off topic, but I like you guys so I ask here. In all the years I've driven, I've never tried one thing: bumping my shifter into neutral while coasting (Automatic transmission). My coworker says it's harmless, and indeed I don't need to press the thumb button on the shifter to bump...
  10. Dubious Drewski

    My city through my sleepy eyes

    From my fourth story window, the city at night always holds my interest for just a moment before I jump into my nearby bed each night. I never tire of the view. I thought I'd share with you all what I see. This is nine 10mm shots combined.
  11. Dubious Drewski

    What's up with the Nikon 60mm Macro?

    I was playing with the Nikkor f2.8 60mm Macro on the D700 body today and I noticed something strange. I'm sure some of you vets will know what's happening here. I was trying to set the lens to f2.8 when I noticed that it would stop me at f4.8 and not let me go larger. This confused me until I...
  12. Dubious Drewski

    I need to create some portraits with extra cheese!

    Maybe you guys can help. Two friends of mine want to send their friends and family photo Christmas cards this year. Sounds normal, except they want to do it in the style of cheesy, awful 80's Christmas family portraits. I am happy to accept the challenge, but I'd like to see what you guys...
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    The first photo of my new baby. (It's not human)

    I finally managed to accumulate the cash for it. I can finally stop whining to my peers on photo club outings that "I can't get that shot, because I don't have a telephoto. Hmph!" Here's my wonderful Pentax 50-135, lit up on my floor, and looking marvelous: You guys know I'm usually very...
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    Hey guys, check out this program I wrote.

    As you all probably don't know, I'm more of a hobbyist programmer than I am a photographer. I've been playing around with the concept of gelmaps recently, and I wanted to share with you all. It doesn't look like much, but you have to see it in motion. I've got an Exe right here. Yes I know...
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    Alright, I've had it! I'm making my own Tilt-shift lens!

    I just won a medium format lens on Ebay (A Bronica Zenzanon f2.8 75mm, whatever the heck that is) And just now, after work I went and bought some 1/8th inch plywood, woodworking tools, some heavy black fabric and some sewing needles. I've decided on a bellows system, held rigid by a...
  16. Dubious Drewski

    Addicted to wide-angle!

    Here are some newer shots with my Sigma 10-20 (mostly at 10mm, what else would you use that lens for?) I'm loving the perspectives you can get through it. I might have a new favourite lens! But guys, please give me criticisms. I love those. 1. While driving through Calgary, my friends...
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    I'm that weirdo you see at night...

    ...walking along the roadside with my tripod - which may have an umbrella duct taped to it to fight the rain. Who else here, like me, is content with looking like a weirdo wandering around, pacing up and down a street cocking your head, if it means you get the shot? For this shot for instance...
  18. Dubious Drewski

    Candids and stylish gangsters

    This was my 3rd solo Wedding. I'm learning tons every time I do this. I love it. I find myself shooting whole weddings with my 50mm, along with my 10-20 on my belt, ready for a cool establishing shot, or a goofy kid portrait. What kind of criticisms do you guys have for these photos? 1. You...
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    This one's for the pixel-pokers. Pentax vs Canon L! What's going on here?

    So we all know and revere the L glass. I do. But a recent test with one of these lenses here at work has shown me something I don't understand. I was just goofing off trying to find out just how much this 70-200 2.8 L lens would kick that cheap Pentax 55-300. (At a $1800 higher cost, it had...
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    Severe Blond moment here: What's this flash-tripod mount called?

    I don't know what's wrong with me today, but my mind has melted and my google-fu is weak. I need to buy an adapter that lets me mount my strobe to a tripod. That's it. I don't need it to have an optical trigger or an x-sync port. I just need a little piece of 30 cent plastic. What's it...
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