Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dragonfly, Wishlist and Some Random Links

Dragonfly at Scott County Park

Harold Edgerton - To put it simply, he made the impossible possible when it comes to photographic lighting. This blog post is an excellent overview of some of his accomplishments. Overall, the lensrentals blog is fascinating and Roger Cicala is great at writing interesting research articles. I've never rented from there, but will definitely use them if I ever need/want to rent equipment. Their reputation is excellent, plus they're practically based in my hometown (Cordova is a suburb of Memphis).

ACL Tears - Call this one morbid curiosity, this one interests me both as a sports fan and a wannabe athlete. ACL tears happen all the time in football (American and Association really) and given my spotty injury history, it's a big time injury that I fear. This article talks about the structure of the knee, why the ACL is the most frequently damaged knee ligament and discusses what happens when the ACL is damaged.


Big Shot Camera - The Bigshot is a build it yourself kit camera, with a 3 MP sensor and an option to hand crank it to supply power. The build it yourself is very appealing, it seems like a fun toy. Perhaps the feature that can justify the price is the ability to take 3d pictures.

Lomo Konstruktor - A diy 35mm film camera, this one looks a bit more involved than the Big Shot but it's also cheaper than the Big Shot. Film has a certain appeal for occasional use, though I can't imagine shooting film primarily.

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