Binary Fun

16 bytes (32 nibbles or 128 bits) worth of base-2 binary goodness:

0101.1001 0110.1111 0111.0101 0010.0111
0111.0010 0110.0101 0010.0000 0110.0001
0110.1110 0010.0000 0110.1001 0110.0100
0110.1001 0110.1111 0111.0100 0010.1110

Yeah, it’s a bit juvenile, but I’m thinking it would make a nice T-shirt.

More Photo Tips from Around the Web

Was digging around in my bookmarks this morning and thought I’d share a few more pages that may help the budding young photographers:

Video tutorials to get you going from Panasonic. Landscapes, Macros, the mysterious Manual mode on your camera, night photography, etc.

Improve your photos 60 seconds at a time with iDigitalPhoto’s guides.

– PhotonHead’s Beginner’s Guides to photography. All about modes, exposure, aperture, digital cameras, etc. Very good information with some sample photos to compare exposure and aperture.

Photography Stuff

Largest photo-sharing website in the world. Nice thing is that there’s a Camera Finder section so you can see what other people have done with a particular camera model.
My Flickr page — I don’t use it much (don’t have the $25/annual pro account) so I’m limited to 200 photos in my album. What I really like about the Flickr site though is the Favorites…
Photos that other people have taken that I like. I’ve marked a bunch of shots that other people have taken that have a subject or style that I like. I’ll someday reverse engineer them and try to figure out how to do the same kinds of shots myself. Note: Don’t browse around the kiddo — there are some nudes in there. Although, I think you need to log in with a Yahoo account (or create a free Flickr account) to see those anyway.
So, where to I keep all of my publicly-accessible photos online? My .Mac gallery site:
Some of the things that I learned about photography during my One a Day project:
The actual One a Day project, well, its results are here:
This was the site that sent me over the edge and really got me into learning about aperture, exposure, lighting, composition. The introductory lesson is herehttp://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html but all the good stuff is in the drop-down menus on the right side of every page. The site is only about two years old but is all about off-camera lighting and never (or rarely) using the on-camera flash. David Hobby, the founder of Strobist, has negotiated with a photography supplier to get some amazing deals on starter kits for off-camera lighting. They can be found at…
Source for Strobist lighting kits that consist mostly of some combination of a speedlight (battery-powered flash), light stand, a way to trigger it from your camera, etc. The Strobist Kits are the only thing I buy from them; the rest of their stuff is a bit pricey.
Hey, it’s a catch-all place to pick up filters, reflectors, and accessories specific to your camera. For example, I found a kit with a set of filters (UV, Polarizer), a reasonably good tripod, and a cleaning kit, and a wide angle + macro lens adapter for about $90. I think it was this one http://tinyurl.com/5eamd2 or something very much like it (the lens that comes with the Nikon D40 uses a 52mm filter thread).
They’re based in NY and, now that I’ve actually gone to their site this month, they have the lowest price on the D40… with a two-lens kit, not just the single lens. Hell of a deal at $550! See here: http://tinyurl.com/59hxob I’ve purchased reflectors and generic flashes from them in the past.
Now, if only I had models so I could do some more portraiture.