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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Diffusing on-camera flash with a film canister

So I was cam­era-nerd­ing with Alice at a par­ty on Sat­ur­day night, and found myself whing­ing might­i­ly about on-cam­era flash­es. They’re harsh and tend to com­plete­ly wash out a pic­ture. She brought up an arti­cle she’d read recent­ly about using an old film can­is­ter as a dif­fuser, and a moments inves­ti­ga­tion showed that she had […]

Hat bashing

I’ve been vague­ly unhap­py with my Akubra Tur­in late­ly. Prob­a­bly because I seem to always pho­tograph even worse than usu­al while I’m wear­ing it. It does seem to get a lot of ran­dom com­pli­ments from strangers, but I’m still con­vinced a brim that short just doesn’t suit my head. Speak­ing of the brim, it came […]