(All images in this blog entry are the intellectual property of Wil C. Fry and are Copyright © by Wil C. Fry, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006.) As always, light is the most important element in photography. Nothing happens without light. Controlling light is the number one absolute best way to improve your photography. But given[…]
(All images in this blog entry are the intellectual property of Wil C. Fry and are Copyright © 2008 by Wil C. Fry.) As always, light is the most important element in photography. Nothing happens without light. Controlling light is the number one absolute best way to improve your photography. But given a specific type[…]
Title: John Carter of Mars Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Fall River Press Don’t get excited. E.R.B. hasn’t risen from the dead and published a new novel. “John Carter of Mars” is a three-book collection published recently, comprised of three Burroughs novels from the 1920s: “A Princess of Mars” (1912), “The Gods[…]
You see a guy with a camera. Without even realizing it, you’ve subconsciously classified him as one type of photographer or another, based on type of camera, the type of event (or lack of event), what he’s taking pictures of, and even how he’s dressed. “Tourist” might come to mind, or “journalist,” depending on the[…]
Early in 2009, on my other blog, I listed 10 freeware programs that I use regularly on Windows XP. Times have changed. For one thing, I know Windows 7 has been out for a while, replacing the tragedy that was Vista. Yet, according to W3Counter (a web statistics company), Windows XP is still by far[…]
You may have noticed a change on this blog, if you’ve tried to comment recently. Within a few days of getting “Verily I Say Unto Thee…” imported to my own web host, the blog posts began receiving spammy comments. By that, I mean comments that contained links to commercial websites completely unrelated to the blog[…]
Title: The Forge of God Author: Greg Bear Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor I’m not sure where the title “The Forge of God” came from; if it was mentioned in the story, I missed it. But the book has nothing (or little) to do with God. As it says on the cover, the book “begins[…]
This has long been a pet peeve of mine; I’m only just now blogging about it. People who won’t just park in an empty spot, but block the traffic of the parking lot, waiting for another car to move from a specific spot.
I am often asked, in photography forums, “What is your workflow?” “Workflow,” in this context, is just a fancy word that means “process by which you download, backup, edit/format, etc. your images.” I like to call it my “photoflow” or “fotoflow”, which makes more sense. My workflow, per image, is probably much shorter than that[…]
For five years, I’ve kept two blogs, one at Xanga.com and one at Blogspot.com (now Blogger). When I made the switch to self-hosting my blogs (powered by WordPress), there remained the task of importing all my old blog entries to the new location. With the Blogger blogs, it was easy. As mentioned on the WordPress[…]
After five and a half years of hosting “Verily I Say Unto Thee…” on Blogspot (Blogger), I’ve made the switch to self-hosting. With the built-in importer plugin for WordPress, I was able to import all my former Blogspot posts to the new location.
Sometimes, when you click “delete”, there’s not an “undo” button. Some files don’t go to the Recycle Bin. For example, pictures on your camera’s memory card are immediately deleted. If you’ve ever done this in error, it’s frustrating. Fortunately, all is not lost. There are quite a few freeware applications around that will help you[…]
As a college student in the early 1990s, I didn’t have a car. I walked to work, to the store, and sometimes to church. Most of those trips were over a mile, and Missouri’s weather often changes without warning. I was often caught in rainstorms, sudden heat or cold, and more. Many were the times[…]