Watch out Kansas!
It can be hard to hear criticism of your work but I liked this critique of Eric Kim’s work by Constantine Manos at a Magnum workshop. It was constructive and helpful. If I took anything from it, it would be “take photos that look hard to take”. That’s difficult to do in street photography but I sometimes manage it.
I was going to say I manage it through pure luck or accident but when I’m out with my camera I’ll always be looking for the next shot. So, I’m prepared for that lucky break. On the street anything can happen.
I found the video above on this thread about street photography. Lots of good advice and discussion there too.
What’s the chance I’d come across this after listening to this song earlier today on a Google Music instant mix? You might say.. Nah, you wouldn’t.
Here’s rather impressive remix of the Xenon 2 Megablast main title tune created by a talented banjo player!
Long time readers may remember I used the original music in a video for a short but fun game of Bad Company 2. We joined a game with nobody on the other side so we had fun with the crates, grenades, bullets and smoke. Looking at the date on the video I can’t believe that was almost six years ago!
Youtube annotations are those sometimes useful but more likely annoying messages that appear over videos on that site. You’ve probably seen them when a video asks you to “Like and Subscribe!” or “Visit here for my merchandise”. They can be annoying.
The good news is you can disable annotations each time by clicking on the video settings through the cog symbol, but there is an easy way to disable them permanently.
Go to https://www.youtube.com/account_playback where you’ll see this page:
Simply click on Show annotations and in-video notifications to unset it and save your settings. Annotations be gone!
A short, but well made video on Ansel Adams. More an introduction than anything else but it’ll help you appreciate the zone system Adams created as well as his great art.
The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed exactly where they wanted it last night after helping to deliver 11 satellites to low Earth orbit. A huge achievement.
Now, gotta try this in Kerbal Space Program…