Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

20K Shutters on the D200

Today I was out shooting with Sarah and Neil and my D200's filenames "rolled over" again marking the 20,000th shutter release on that camera.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

More Bridal Show Photographs

Originally uploaded by digital2noise.
I posted the rest of the shots of the bridal fashion show this weekend. Check them out!

External Hard drive w/ Card Reader & No Computer Required

One of my problems with digital photograph is the raw size of the digital files created by my cameras.  Anyone using a 8 MP or larger camera is going to, at some point, start to run out of space to store the photographs (either on the camera, or on the computer.)

This becomes especially painful in remote shooting scenarios (such as weddings or long trips.)  CompactFlash is expensive, way more expensive per Gig than a hard drive.  Like any professional photographer I have a big stack of CompactFlash.  Also, like any photographer I am paranoid to an extreme about the storage, backups and protection of my digital files in the field.

To that end, I have purchased an external harddrive with a no-computer required compact flash reader.  The product is available of Buy.com (free shipping and $10 off w/ Google Checkout.)  The card reader (and "copy my card" button on the enclosure) supports CompactFlash Type I and II, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMedia Card and SD Card.  So it has an 8-in-1 card reader and can make copies of these cards with only AC power and the push of a button.  This, to me, is a product I've been searching for for months.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Dayton Bridal Show

Originally uploaded by digital2noise.
I had the chance to spend some time at the Dayton Bridal Show (I posted about it earlier) and make some photographs of the event. I posted a few of them to Flickr ... let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Dayton Wedding/Bridal Show Sunday, October 22, 2006

See you at the Ohio Bridal Show[website] located here in Dayton, Ohio[Google maps].  Great opportunity to meet wedding vendors!

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Show Time
: 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Congratulations Amy & Larry

Special congratulations to Amy & Larry on their wedding day!

Best wishes may God grant you many years of happiness.

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Cory Trese Wedding Photography

Cory Trese Photography is a proud WedPlan wedding photographer serving Ohio and the tri-state area.

Specializing in Professional Wedding Photography Cory Trese Photography encourages you to ask good questions of your photography professional and make sure your package includes copyright assignment!

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Scamming Wedding Vendors

Many of you already know this scam, but in case you don't, beware. Do NOT accept a check from a potential "client" who quickly sends you a check for more than you would charge and then asks you to send them back the balance or any unused portion by check. The scammer stops payment on his or her check and then runs off with your money. This is an old scam but one that hasn't gone away. Be advised.

The Da Vinci Code

I've read this book twice and I still think it's a stupid rehash of his other books.  I actually used to like Dan Brown, however, his work has slid downhill while his publisher's marketing has turned into a force of nature.  I saw this great page about the book, it's "facts" and some questions anyone who has read it should ask themselves

For example, "Digital Fortress" is by far one of the worst fictional work about cryptography I have ever read.  I imagine that historians, theologians and scholars alike feel the same cold fury I felt (reading "Digital Fortress") when they read his pathetic attempt as "historical fiction," more based on some masturbatory ego trip in which Dan Brown thinks that rearranging the plot elements from "Angles and Daemons" somehow makes an entire new work.

His bibliography represent works of New Age speculation that run counter to established history, focus on alleged secret societies and conspiracy theories, attempt to reinterpret the Christian faith, and are imbued with radical agendas. Historians and religious scholars do not take these works seriously.  In fact other authors have even gone so far as to sue Dan Brown for plagiarism and other creative sins.

I am inspired to write this little rant by some thinking I was doing: I wonder what would happen if a westerner wrote a similar book exposing the "falsehood" of another major religion, Islam.  Can you imagine the backlash?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Plane Crash in NYC?

I have not seen anything on the news site but apparently a small plane crashed into a building on 75th avenue in New York City.

My friend tells me this.  I wonder what happened.

Monday, October 09, 2006

New Wedding Photography FAQ on my Site

I've added a new Wedding Photography FAQ to my web site at http://www.corytrese.com/.

I have a Wedding Photography, Ohio section as well dedicated to my professional photography services. The FAQ includes some common questions I have been asked by my clients and the answers I always give (I try to be that clear at least!) I would encourage anyone looking for a wedding photographer to have those questions answer before or during the consultation.

I am going to try to maintain it and add more questions and answers as they come up. Visit me or drop me a line if you are looking for Professional Photography in Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana.

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Nikon's MB-D200

I picked up the MB-D200 Vertical Battery Grip today from Amazon and I must admit I am not completely impressed.

Plastic construction is a disappointment. However, I understand the argument that an all-metal vertical grip is found on the D2x. So, for one that supports weather-seals and all-magnesium alloy frame, you've got to go all the way.

I am happy with the extra size of the camera and it really improves the ergonomics of the camera, especially with a heavy lens. I am curious to find out how well the D200 performs when powered by 2500mAh AA batteries.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Trouble for Ohio

I saw this in the newspaper in September, a story about how young adults are leaving Ohio, and Dayton in particular. They also had some type of lame follow up called "Chatterbox" where they interview three people.

Dear Dayton Daily News,
Please make your website allow comments on stories. Then you do not need some type of stupid "Chatterbox" thing.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My New Nikkor Glass -- 85mm f/1.4!

I could not stop myself and I went to Cord Camera today and purchased the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 prime.

Resistance was futile. The lens itself is amazing. Great optics, fast focus, perfect out of focus areas. Does a good job in available light.

My only complaint is that the all-metal screw in lens hood is very clumsy when trying to place it in a bad or apply the snap-in lens cap. I wonder if anyone makes a larger snap-on lens cap that would fit the out of the lens hood. The main complaint being that the lens hood is required for using this lens due to the massive 77mm exposed glass (it shoots flares like a capsized sailor!) but it takes a while to put it on and take it off.

However the hood is (like the rest of the lens body) all metallic and posses a very heavy, sturdy feel when it is attached to the D200 body.

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Viral Marketing Experiment Blog (15K Challenge)

This Viral Marketing Experiment Blog provides a verbose, but useful look at one man's 30 day campaign to turn $150 capital into $15,000. Quiet an audacious goal, to be sure, but his results (while not victorious) are impressive.

The blog, and linked sites, contain a lot of content. Most of it is useless but it was an interesting and at points, informative, read.

Amazing YouTube Video -- You Will Laugh

I don't know how I found this. Regardless of the method used for discovery, it really makes me laugh -- a video (Sims based) on YouTube about Male Bathroom etiquette.

I personally laughed until I cried.

Dashed, Dotted and Broken

I was browsing my RSS feeds today when I followed a path down to this blog entry about dashed lines. It was clearly a great deal of work -- he has figures, retro diagrams, screenshots and other graphic design artifacts used to support his "history of the dashed line" concept.

Rather interested read even if the subject matter seems esoteric and dull.