Friday, July 31, 2009

Listen to editors talk about selecting photos

More from the Canon Professional Network...

Aidan Sullivan of Getty Images selects from 4,000+ images and talks about why he likes the images. Watch the 17 minute movie on this page.

Magdalena Herrera of GEO France talks about her selections in the video on this page.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New online DOF calculator from Canon

Canon Europe has produced an online depth-of-field calculator that allows you to input your camera, aperture, focal length and focus distance and get an almost instant calculation for your required near and far limits of focus, total depth-of-field and hyperfocal distance.

They also offer a very good article about DOF. An excerpt on focal length:

You will usually choose the focal length to suit the subject rather than to suit the depth-of-field. However, the accepted rule is that you get more depth-of-field with wideangle lenses than with telephoto lenses. In fact, this rule is misleading. What actually happens is that a wideangle lens magnifies the subject less than a telephoto lens, which means that more of the image appears sharper."

Update: Yes, the Canon DOF calculator works on an iPhone.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lullaby Moon

Originally uploaded by johncornicello
A few years ago I did some publicity photos for Lucia Neare as she applied for grants for new project. That became Lullaby Moon, and I had not had a chance to see the actual performance until last night at Gasworks park. I don't think I've seen the park as full as it was, other than on the 4th of July. Great show. Great Publicity. More photos on Facebook or Flickr.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Circus Contraption Farewell Show/Party

Originally uploaded by John Cornicello.
Saturday, July 18, marked the end of an institution. Seattle's original one ring circus group, Circus Contraption, held a party to mark the end of their run.

More photos available on Facebook

Jeff "The Dude" Dowd gets the Key to Fremont

Originally uploaded by John Cornicello.
Jeff Dowd, who was the inspiration for "The Dude" in the movie The Big Lebowski, returned to Seattle today for a Lebowski Festival party and to receive the Key and Passport to Fremont, Center of the Universe.

More photos available on Facebook

Friday, July 17, 2009

First Thursday show at Utilikilts in August

Here is a sampling of some images that will be on display at the Utilikilts Pioneer Square store for Seattle's First Thursday Art Walk in August (August 6, 2009).

Utilikilts is at 620 1st Avenue (@ Cherry Street)
Seattle, WA 98104

I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Oregon Country Fair

Originally uploaded by John Cornicello.
Collection of photos from Oregon Country Fair on Faceboook(opens in a new browser window).

Sun. Rain. Thunder & Lightning. Great performances by the Fremont Players and the Fremont Philharmonic got to play in the Midnight Show and in the Ritz (showers and sauna) in the same night. Sorry, no photos of us playing in the showers. The only thing missing from the fair was sleep!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fremont Zombie Walk

Originally uploaded by John Cornicello.
Our fine Fremont Friends set out to set a new world record for a zombie walk and I think they succeeded. Still waiting for confirmation from the Guinness World Records folks. Close to 4,000 signed in, probably another 2,000 who never got to the tables to sign in.

More photos on Facebook

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Welcome Caelen

Originally uploaded by John Cornicello.
Here is Caelen with happy mom, Katherine (previously seen in the Maternity post a few weeks ago). More photos on Facebook.