While walking to Photo East 2009, I noticed a small yellow bird sitting on the sidewalk. It had apparently flown into the building and was waiting for the bells to stop ringing as legions of camera-laden pedestrians marched by. I coaxed it onto my finger and lifted it to eye level. Now get this; I’m standing in mid-town Manhattan with a yellow bird on my finger… and nobody noticed. I mean nobody.
It’s time once again for the Canon Instant Rebate Program! If you’ve been pondering when to get into a new Canon system, consider this your sign. Between March 7 and April 3, purchase the 5D Mark II and a qualifying lens or flash and enjoy up to $1000 of instant savings. No forms to fill out. No UPCs to cut. There’s even great savings on the 7D!
Dateline Monday, March 8th, 2010 - If you live in the Northeast portion of the States you hopefully took advantage of this past weekend’s 50 and 60° temperatures. After umpteen weekends of digging out driveways and bundling downed branches for pick-up by the municipal compost authorities, it was nice to pull my old Schwinn (1947) out of the garage and take it for a spin in the park. And in case you haven’t noticed, Spring 2010 is making its debut as you read these words, though in some ways it never really left.
When I’m out, I’m often reduced to chasing Wi-Fi where I can find it. Intercity buses that pick up passengers near Penn Station, for example, are oases of connectivity in a city of slaphappy password protection. With Wi-Fi spilling out to the sidewalk, you’ll sometimes see me sprinting along 34th Street with my iPod Touch trying to stay in range of a bus as it heads to the Lincoln Tunnel.
I’m just sitting here at the B&H corporate offices on this cold winter’s day wondering which consumer camcorder format is going to win out: traditional or point and shoot? The ways things are heading it’s obvious that pocket camcorders like the Flip are becoming the most popular format, especially in light of the turbulent economy and the prevalence of social media.
During my first year at the High School of Art & Design, they made us sample a few months of each course of study offered at the school. Despite the fact I was accepted on the basis of my sculpture portfolio (an EJ Korvettes shopping bag filled with clay heads), I had a go at technical illustration (nope), fine-art painting (nope), graphic design (nope), fashion design (double nope), and photography (Hmmmmmm...). Before long it was bye-bye clay heads, hello Tri-X.
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