Archive for May, 2011

Electronics

Posted in Gadgets with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2011 by sethkoberg

As you may have noticed, one of my hobbies is photography.

Another hobby of mine is electronics.

Ever since I was young, I’ve had great pleasure in destroying things, specifically electronic devices, and trying to figure out how they work.

Until recently (3 years ago), I had no idea how to break out into the world of hobby electronics, or hacking, as it can be known. Then I heard about this wonderful thing called Arduino.

An open source, educational, prototyping platform designed, in my mind, for people who need a kick in the pants to get up and make stuff.

Anyway…

I’m working on a project based off of the Arduino, which I’ll be posting a lot about once I get rolling with it.

Like I said, I’m new to electronics and this is a learning experience, so bear with me.

Photo-a-day

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , on May 10, 2011 by sethkoberg

Just a quick thought.

In order for myself to keep updating my blog, and getting experience w/ my new toy, I think I’m going to start one of those photo-a-day projects.

Picking random subject matter for my blog so I can get a wide range of images for a portfolio.

If I enter an image into a photography contest, online or off, I’ll post the image here along with the details of the contest once its over. That is of course, if the rules of the contest allow it. If not, I’ll post a blog about it and keep updating the status of the contest and whether or not I place.

Possum Kingdom

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by sethkoberg

Heres another image from my first few days of owning my new camera.

The skeleton was found at my families property, which is about an hour south west of our home, in the country. A quick google search tells us that it is most likely from a Possum. The fur collar around the neck area seems to be from a deer or some other furry country creature, which we found near the skeleton.

Again, if you look at the full size image, you’ll see some harsh grain in the out of focus areas, cause by a high ISO setting.

This image was also shot using the Cinemastyle picture profile on the Canon 60D, then post processed using GIMP in Ubuntu 10.4.

New Toy

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by sethkoberg

Here is the first image I’ve shot, edited, and uploaded w/ my new camera, the Canon 60D. The graininess was caused due to a high ISO setting, which I neglected to lower since I’m still getting used to the digital SLR workings, and quite frankly didn’t notice

I have a few years formal education in photography, but that was using old school 35mm film, which doesn’t let you change ISO since that is set by the film and not a camera setting.

I guess this is just one of those things you get used to working w/ when dealing with new hardware.

The photo was shot with Technicolor’s new Cinestyle picture style uploaded to the 60D, which produces a flat image. Once uploaded to your computer, you can adjust the color by manipulating the Curves, Levels, Saturation, etc.

Image post-processing was done using GIMP on Ubuntu 10.4.

Let the blogging begin

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by sethkoberg

Blog #1. Here we go.

Hopefully, this site will be a cluster-fuck of all my creative endeavors. Spanning multiple disciplines, from photography to electronics, and everywhere in between. I hope to demonstrate my skills, talents, and ideas, but most importantly, string you along for the ride and hopefully teach you something along the way.

Let the party begin…