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Mounting the Lincoln Memorial

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2013 by sethkoberg

Well, folks, in keeping with my “promise” of writing an entry every Sunday, here I am with what was supposed to be my first published tutorial on The Professional Dork.

This evening, I had tried to mount my “Lincoln Memorial” photograph onto some 1/4″ foam board I had purchased at a local hobby shop. Failing that, the only thing I have is a time lapse video of me not doing what I had attempted. Not a terrible loss, honestly, as I know now how not to mount a photograph to foam board. Continue reading

Sunday Night Catch-up.

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2013 by sethkoberg

Last post, I told you about this list of projects I’d like to finish by the end of this year. Here is an almost complete list of those projects, in random order:

  • Entertainment center
  • Shelving unit
  • Brick patio
  • Indoor Seed starter system
  • Green house/raised planter
  • Cajón
  • Pong-sat
  • Dice portrait
  • Juggling music video
  • Photo shoot

This list isn’t complete, but it is a start.

Another thing I need to work on is regularly updating this blog. I’m going to try and post an update at least once a week, on Sunday, updating what I’ve accomplished in the past week and what I plan on accomplishing in the up coming week.

Work to be done

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by sethkoberg

Well, as it seems, I have a tendency to neglect my blog and post only once every few months; however, I am hoping to change that.

I have decided to christen 2013 as “the year of production.”

Being someone that makes a habit of inadvertently creating virtual lists of things I need or want, I am attempting to have this year be the year most, if not all, of those things gets finished. This list consists of projects that I have assigned to myself for the sole purpose of being able to say, “look at what I have made! Bask in all its glory!”

These projects range from wood working to electronics, gardening to photography, and almost every craft or hobby in between.

A lot of these projects could be finished simply by throwing money at them. For instance, one thing my husband and I need is a new entertainment center, but going out to the big box store and buying one would defeat the purpose of getting my hands dirty and actually creating something.

Like Nikola Tesla said, “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success.”

Now, it is time for me to get to work.

The Paper

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2011 by sethkoberg

Recently, we had a representative from the Loudoun Lantern, which is the NVCC Loudoun campus news paper, visit us in class trying to recruit new members for the periodical. Since the class is an English class, most of the discussion was directed towards writers, but they were in need of photographers.

So, to make a long story short, I’m an official photographer for the Loudoun Lantern. How exciting!

I’ve got my first assignment, which is to photograph author Mischa Merz during her visit for the Fall For The Book festival here in the DC/Metro area.

First order of business: Let the organizer and Ms. Merz know that I’m a glutton for taking shots, and I will be constantly snapping photos during her reading.

Just a heads up.

Rolling Thunder 2

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2011 by sethkoberg

So, I had 400+ images to go through last night after the trip to Washington DC. Took a few hours to go through them all, select my favorites, color correct, and upload them to flickr.

This morning, I uploaded 10 of the photos to CNNs iReport section just to share the love with a news agency. Around 12 this afternoon, I got an email from a producer at CNN who wanted to ask me a few questions and use my photos.

I thought it was pretty cool.

Rolling Thunder

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2011 by sethkoberg

Just got back from rolling thunder, and my feet hurt!

Lots of walking, not wearing walking shoes, but vibram 5 fingers. They’re nice for light walking, I guess, or maybe walking on dirt trails through the forest, but walking on pavement and concrete for a few hours is not nice to your feet.

I took lots of pictures that I’ll post to my flickr stream later this evening, but before I do that, I MUST go get a pedicure. I need to give my feet some lovin’.

Also, I tried taking pictures for Gizmodo’s current photography challenge, 1 second, but none of the shots I got were decent enough. One of the main problems was that I didn’t have a tripod with me. Another issue is that the aperture on my kit lens doesn’t close down enough, so a lot of the photos were washed out.

My fiance came up with a simple work around, which was to buy some cheap sunglasses and put those in front of the lens. It helped a great deal, but I think the main downfall of this photographic project was not having a tripod.

I need to get me one of those.

Here we go again!

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by sethkoberg

Gizmodo recently released their newest photography challenge, 1 second.

The rules are simple, take a photograph where the exposure lasts for one second. Easy enough.

Since this upcoming weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and I live near DC, I think my subject matter will be about Rolling Thunder.

Not 100% sure I’ll make it to The District, but if I do, their is no other subject matter I’d like to capture. If I can’t make it out on Sunday, I may try to find a motorcycle I can photograph as a stand-in. We’ll have to wait and see.

I’ve done the typical long exposures of water/night traffic/etc., so this will be something new and challenging.