Friday, May 14, 2010

Number 13B

More from today. I had a total of fifteen minutes to get some shots today. Tomorrow I will be doing a few PR shots for the Sultan Safety fair and having dinner with some friends.

I think there is potential in finding a variety of objects to hold up my hair. This is something I will have to give more thought to.

Number 13

Another afternoon spent taking apart cable components.

Number 12

This was taken yesterday as I was in the process of photographing cable system equipment. I was listening to This American Life on my iphone. All of those boxes, racks and cords are what make up the head end of a cable system. The signal comes in through the satellite, goes to a digital decoder, then to a modulator and out onto the cable. With a few exceptions (the move to digital decoders) this is the same technology which has been in place for decades. RF technology doesn't change much.

Unfortunately, none of this really helped our cable endeavor. This system was unidirectional; meaning you could deliver information to customers but they could not send anything back. So, no Internet could be delivered on this system without major upgrades.... In order to justify an upgrade, you have to have paying customers.

So, I am now in the process of dismantling the components of this system and selling what I can and recycling or trashing the rest.

Is anyone in the market for a really big satellite dish?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 11

You will notice a 10 day gap. The past few days have been so busy I haven't been able to take the time to put the thought into this I wanted to. My goal for this is twofold. I want to improve my portrait skills and I want to see myself in a new light. As the weather turns from this rainy, cold spring into summer I hope to be more creative in posing, props, etc... I am really fond of my remote shutter release. I need to find some sort of extension cord for it so I can move onto some full body shots.

In the next week I plan on cleaning out the garage to set up my studio equipment for the remaining rainy days. The storage unit is also going to have a thorough cleaning ahead of it. I have a dismantled cable system to get on e-bay.

Day 10

Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010