47 Most Fascinating Apps

Sunday, October 24, 2010

About a year ago I passed one of my favorite haunts in the middle of the night & a homeless guy was standing under neon lights begging for spare change.  He had his hand out for alms but at the same time he was talking on a cell phone.  What's wrong with this picture?  It is a crazy world we live in.  A schizophrenic one.  People starving & our biggest concern is what "app" to add to our "smartphone".  (I think app stands for application or apparition or appropriate or something like that.)

$.99.  Two bucks.  Three dollars.  FREE.  There are millions to be made buying/selling additional purposes for a telephone.  They are practically traded on the New York Stock Exchange.  Apps are what makes iPHONEs, DROIDs, BLACKBERRYs, PALMs brilliant.  CAVEAT EMPTOR.  There are lots of gimmicks.

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PDN Photo Plus Expo: Speedlites + Speedlights

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PDN Photo Plus Expo 2010
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City
October 28-30, 2010
Friday, Oct 29, 2010 - 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Speedlites + Speedlights

Lou Jones' PDN Workshop Intro from Lou Jones on Vimeo.

So much has changed in photography recently. The new capabilities of digital lighting have stirred interest in Speedlights. In this seminar, Lou Jones will focus on topics featured in his book Speedlights & Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed, a how to book exploring the versatile features and enormous potential of these little marvels. Topics include diffusing, bouncing, separating and flash modes. Attendees will learn how to use single and multiple speedlights for event, commercial, corporate and sports photography. Responding to feedback from last year's seminar, Jones has tweaked his Speedlight demonstration to address a full range from basic needs to the technical requirements of more advanced photographers. All attendees will learn ways to use these versatile, portable marvels to better react to their environment and champion difficult lighting conditions. More importantly they will see how to capitalize on the sophisticated technology of these compact tools in order to create a unique lighting style, be it cutting edge or classic.

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