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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Look closely at the spelling on the flags in this picture. The business owner at first wanted to remove the flag, but then realized that it was bringing in more local residents who wanted to advise her of the mistake and then stayed for bite to eat. The point is that...

Sony ZV-1 – Simply Amazing!

Sony ZV-1 – Simply Amazing!

The Sony ZV1 is a 20.1 megapixel compact camera with fixed 24 to 70 mm f1.8 to f2.8 Zeiss lens with built in ND filter with a slide flip out screen, built in directional mic with windscreen, shoots up to 4K 30 fps, 1080p 120 fps, 100 megabits per second up to 960 fps,...

Easy Bokeh Backgrounds

Easy Bokeh Backgrounds

Bokeh circles are formed from points of light. These circles are often lights in teh distance. By using a shallow depth-of-field or wide aperture of yuor lens, the points of light become circles. A long lens increases this effect. The final factor is focus distance....

Make Your Car a Moving Billboard

Make Your Car a Moving Billboard

Moving Billboard I have been thinking about using my car as a moving billboard. I've seen lots of car wraps, but while most of them are colorful and eye-catching, I have not seen any that are effective sales messages. And they are expensive. A full wrap of an SUV can...

How to Save YouTube Videos

VLC is simply the best open source media player. I recommend it as your default media player. I've written several articles such as Screen Recording With VLC. Check it out at https://www.videolan.org/ Here's how you can use it to save YouTube videos. 1. Open VLC and...

Transferring Negatives and Transparencies

Transferring negatives and transparencies can be a challenge if they are not typical sizes. Those that are typical sizes like 35mm, 120 and 126 can be scanned using a good flatbed scanner. But other sizes require a different approach. One recent job was all negatives,...

Secure File Saving

There are a lot of good options for secure file saving. These services encrypt your files in transit and during storage. One service even encrypts the files from itself. It's called Firefox Send. They can't reveal the files to law enforcement or any other agency. The...

Film Is Back

What do these films have in common? Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Marriage Story The Irishman Little Women The Lighthouse Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Ad Astra Apollo 11 Uncut Gems The answer, as you guessed, is that they were all shot in film rather than digital...

Buy A Used Computer Safely

You can find some great deals in used computers on eBay and Craigslist. For any used computer, the first priority should be safety. The vast majority of used computers are safe, but you don't know how careful the previous owner was. Are there risky files or software...

What Producers and Directors Do

What Producers and Directors Do

This excerpt from the Occupational Outlook Handbook is compiled by the US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The following is a summary. What the report calls "commercials, and other performing arts productions" also covers corporate video, industrials, and...