Saturday, December 03, 2005

Photography | Testing my new Nikon D50

Friday, December 02, 2005

74 bands .....

This image is from Virgin. They claim that 74 pop/rock-bands are featured in this picture. Here are some hints ... Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Gorillaz, 50 ct. Cornershop..... Can you find more? (click image to enlarge)

eBook | Black & White Photography

This all-new edition of BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY has been totally redesigned and updated to encompass the latest photographic techniques, materials, and processes. It includes information on new and improved films and printing papers, automation, digital photography, and monochromatic and hand-colored images, as well as a portfolio section of images by notable contemporary photographers. Offering a uniquely clear, concise, thorough introduction to one of America's most popular avocations, BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY has for nearly 30 years set the standard against which other photographic how-to manuals are measured. It will continue, in this new edition, to be a vital resource for beginning and experienced photographer alike.

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eBook | Mastering digital SLR

Currently with no other book on digital SLR photography, photo enthusiasts have had to rely on books that concentrate only on aspects of the technology that are peripherally related to picture-taking. This book uniquely concentrates on creative techniques for the digital SLR photographer. Photography with Digital SLR and ?SLR-like? cameras isn?t exactly like conventional film SLR photography; nor is it exactly like digital photography with non-SLR cameras. DSLRs have special advantages, special features, and special problems that need to be addressed and embraced. In addition, users of these cameras tend to expect more from their photography and crave the kind of information that will let them wring every ounce of creativity out of their equipment. Anyone who has a Windows PC or Macintosh and a digital SLR camera will find advanced techniques in this book. Readers will cover various aspects of DSLRs including: why DSLRs work best for creative posing for group and individual portraits, using DSLRs to capture close-up scenes on the desktop using the digital camera?s special capabilities, how to get great travel photos with a DSLR, and how to archive them when far from a computer.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Resource | Vector Logos

Searching for a vector version of a brand logo? Here is a good resource: La Logotheque. A repository with logo vector-files, fonts and more. Another good resource is Brands of the World.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Software | Firefox 1.5

There is a new Firefox release.
Release features in Firefox 1.5: * Automated update to streamline product upgrades. Notification of an update is more prominent, and updates to Firefox may now be half a megabyte or smaller. Updating extensions has also improved. * Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance. * Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs. * Improvements to popup blocking. * Clear Private Data feature provides an easy way to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut. * Better support for Mac OS X (10.2 and greater) including profile migration from Safari and Mac Internet Explorer. * New support for Web Standards including SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6. * Many security enhancements. Here is the full list
Download Firefox 1.5.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Wannahave | 1 TeraByte capacity drive

That's some storage capacity! "
...For maximum speed and performance, the Iomega® Desktop Hard Drive 1TB, XL Series offers a powerful, high-performance storage solution. Includes FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 interfaces and four high-speed, high capacity SATA drives. It's the perfect solution for cost-effective multimedia storage or full-system backup and disaster recovery. All units ship with the award winning Dantz Retrospect Backup Software..."
Tech specs here !

Science | Patent registration ....

Showerhead with Removable Electronic Media Device...
More 'usefull' patents can be found here.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Filling your Ipod | Beethoven

From the 5th June to the 10th June 2005 BBC radio 3 broadcasted a special on Beethoven. You still can download the mp3's of symphony 1 to 9 performed by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gianandrea Noseda over here