Having been born in the mid-80's I grew up playing Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, and of course MegaMan...I needed some new shoes and discovered that a number of shoe companies now offer custom designed orders...hence I built myself some MegaMan, and Protoman inspired shoes...yes I am a nerd/geek. Yes these shoes are extremely comfortable, yes I wear them all the time in public!
Yesterday I met up with about 50 other photographers from the Baltimore/DC/Richmond markets for a the FIRST DC PhotogShootout. We all had a ton of fun, and it was great seeing good friends again, as well as meeting new people. Of course, as I've done at the past couple get-togethers, I ran up a very high shutter count on my D3 and created a stop-animation of the day (with some iPhone 3GS video thrown in for good measure)! Enjoy!
I should mention that the final photo count on this one was 2713!
Man these past few weeks have been busy, this time of year is always crazy and I'm always running around trying to get everything I need done in the inadequate amount of time I have to do it in...but anyways, I figured I'd fill you all in on a new toy I picked up called the Flip Mino HD. I'm going to come right out and say it, if you don't already own a video camera and you have kids or are recording important family stuff, don't buy a Flip, get a real camcorder first! I bought the Flip HD because I've was given a Flip Mino (non-HD) to test out for about a week or so to use earlier this year and found it pretty fun to have around, since Apple still doesn't allow me to record video with my iPhone. When the HD version came out I decided to give it a go, but low and behold a couple other similar products came out around the same time so I wanted to give them all a go to see which I liked better. I decided to really test out the Kodak Zi6 and the Flip Mino HD when it came down to it as most of the other similar products just didn't seem to be built all that well. I originally intended to go out and shoot video specifically for this review using both my FX1 and the Flip for a side by side comparison, but I've been just been too busy for that, so what I've decided to do instead is throw up a compilation of various video clips in varied lighting conditions to run the gamet of the situations you might find yourself recording video in. I originally was procrastinating on getting this up online because I originally thought I'd have to edit it all in Final Cut (a awesome app, but a pain to get quick clips edited), but I just got iLife 09, and the new iMovie was able to handle the footage just fine. I threw some clips together, didn't spend a whole lot of time on this, but wanted you to get a broad range of lighting examples... so you'll see that the Flip wouldn't be ideal for spelunking! I didn't use iMovie's stabilization feature, so you'll see a little shake due to the small size and light weight of the Flip. I'm fairly steady, but this video could still make you sea-sick, you've been warned! (just kidding)