August 20th, 1150

This weeks content goes live with our Feature Photograph "Pointing Your Camera Part Four", the fourth part of a though provoking series on where/how to point your camera.  Khunklit brings us "Koh Samed", truly an interesting trip report.  Then we have "Balancing Color in Photoshop CS5" which I think you'll find very useful.  Our question of the week results in my makinug a "User Gallery Tutorial" which is long overdue.  We have "News For The Week of August 20th, 2011", and Steve's Musings titled "Transitions" which is a collection of thoughts about moving among different cultures.

 

This weeks content goes live with our Feature Photograph "Pointing Your Camera Part Four", the fourth part of a though provoking series on where/how to point your camera.  Khunklit brings us "Koh Samed", truly an interesting trip report.  Then we have "Balancing Color in Photoshop CS5" which I think you'll find very useful.  Our question of the week results in my makinug a "User Gallery Tutorial" which is long overdue.  We have "News For The Week of August 20th, 2011", and Steve's Musings titled "Transitions" which is a collection of thoughts about moving among different cultures.

From KhunKlits "Koh Samed" piece.

 

August 18th 1430

DPR (Digital Photography Review) releases their full review of the new Olympus E-P3 which is of interest to a great many people.  This is probably the fastest focusing mirrorless camera out there, but it's also sporting 3 year old sensor and image quality technology.  You can read it here.

 

DPR (Digital Photography Review) releases their full review of the new Olympus E-P3 which is of interest to a great many people.  This is probably the fastest focusing mirrorless camera out there, but it's also sporting 3 year old sensor and image quality technology.  You can read it here.

 

August 18th, 1425

ATI/AMD releases their newest version 11.8 drivers for their video cards, which mostly increased product compatibility.  You can download version 11.8 here.

 

ATI/AMD releases their newest version 11.8 drivers for their video cards, which mostly increased product compatibility.  You can download version 11.8 here.

 

August 17th 1200

I drove the beast out among the cornfields at late dusk today teaching my son to speed shift without tearing up the transmission and/or clutch, and decided to have a bit of fun capturing it's picture. This is the type of processing you either love, or you hate.  Wouldn't blame you either way.. ;o) The point is, sometimes you take a chance, you put yourself out there. You have fun and do something you're almost positive people will laugh at, but you do it because YOU like it and it makes you happy.   What do you think?

The really fun part is both my son and I decided now that we've nailed the concept, we'll go back in the evening or two and do it right.

 

I drove the beast out among the cornfields at late dusk today teaching my son to speed shift without tearing up the transmission and/or clutch, and decided to have a bit of fun capturing it's picture. This is the type of processing you either love, or you hate.  Wouldn't blame you either way.. ;o) The point is, sometimes you take a chance, you put yourself out there. You have fun and do something you're almost positive people will laugh at, but you do it because YOU like it and it makes you happy.   What do you think?

Canon 5d Mark II, 24-70mm F2.8L USM  @F8  1/15th  24mm  ISO 100

 

August 16th, 0750

Bryan R, sent in a link for the newest Firmware 4.0 update for the Sony NEX-5/NEX-3/NEX-5C Series camera.  Many Bangkok Images Readers have purchased this camera and really enjoy it, so I'm sure they'll appreciate upgrading to the latest firmware revision which adds the "Picture Effect" feature and an manual focus "Peaking" function.  It also adds the Sony NEX logo from power on which will now show on the LCD screen when you first power up.

The Picture Effects you'll now have access to are listed as "Toy Camera", "Posterization B&W", "Posterization Color", "Pop Color", "Retro Photo", "Partial Green Color" and "Partial Red Color."  You'll also have manual focus peaking colors you can assign which basically show you in the focus mask where your strong focus is in relation to the frame.

The installation process is straightforward, but it does require a fully charged battery and connection to your computer via a mini-USB cable.  You can get the firmware upgrade here, and the PDF explaining the new functions here.

 

Bryan R, sent in a link for the newest Firmware 4.0 update for the Sony NEX-5/NEX-3/NEX-5C Series camera.  Many Bangkok Images Readers have purchased this camera and really enjoy it, so I'm sure they'll appreciate upgrading to the latest firmware revision which adds the "Picture Effect" feature and an manual focus "Peaking" function.  It also adds the Sony NEX logo from power on which will now show on the LCD screen when you first power up.

 

August 15th, 1600

I've just learned that our own Dr. Pawasut Piriyapongrat has extended an invitation to all Bangkok Images readers to attend free concerts in both Bangkok and Chiang Mai.  Dr. Pawasut conducts the finest choir in all of Thailand and they are indeed a pleasure to witness first hand. 

The concert in Bangkok is part of Chulalongkorn's Art Music Fest III and is this Wednesday on the 17th of August.  You can read more about it, and find a map to the concert hall here.

The concert in Chiang Mai is part of a two university performance and is this Friday on the 19th of August, the Payap University Choir conducted by Ayu Namthep, and Chulalongkorn's choir conducted by Dr. Pawasut herself.  You can read more about this concert, including the arrangements, time, and place here.

I encourage you to attend either one.  I've been attending these for years and have always had a great time!

The concerts have come and gone and they were a success as always.  A big thank you to those who attended.

 

I've just learned that our own Dr. Pawasut Piriyapongrat has extended an invitation to all Bangkok Images readers to attend free concerts in both Bangkok and Chiang Mai.  Dr. Pawasut conducts the finest choir in all of Thailand and they are indeed a pleasure to witness first hand.

 

August 15th, 1210

Dedicated Bangkok Correspondent JTG sends in a view captured from her professorial offices at Chulalongkorn University.  She knew how much I'm missing the monsoon season and wanted to send me a view she knew would bring back memories.  She succeeded!  And with her Blackberry 9700 Bold camera phone.  Do you think all the time she hung out listening to me teach workshops rubbed off on her?  You be the judge.  If you see any interesting Thailand scenes, people, or other items of interest, snap a picture and we'll put them up here with a brief description of what we're looking at.  Thanks JTG!

 

Dedicated Bangkok Correspondent JTG sends in a view captured from her professorial offices at Chulalongkorn University.  She knew how much I'm missing the monsoon season and wanted to send me a view she knew would bring back memories.  She succeeded!  And with her Blackberry 9700 Bold camera phone.  Do you think all the time she hung out listening to me teach workshops rubbed off on her?  You be the judge.  If you see any interesting Thailand scenes, people, or other items of interest, snap a picture and we'll put them up here with a brief description of what we're looking at.  Thanks JTG!

Blackberry 9700 Bold

 

August 13th, 1215

Today at 1150 local our Feature Photograph "Pointing Your Camera, Part Three" went live, the third in a series of four which discusses how to decide what to take a picture of.  Rod C takes us whale watching with "Whale Watching With Rod C" and you can't help but enjoy this one.  We have a timely review "Intel 320 Series 160gb SSD" evaluating one of Intels latest SSD products.  If you're considering an SSD and reliability is your priority give it a look. News For The Week of August 13th, 2011 is fun as usual, and we get some questions on "Managing Lightroom Presets and Recovering Lost Files."   Finally, I share my favorite Thailand centric forum with you "Thai-Falang Board" which I hope you'll find the time to stop by and take a look.  Many have found it invaluable. 

 

Today at 1150 local our Feature Photograph "Pointing Your Camera, Part Three" went live, the third in a series of four which discusses how to decide what to take a picture of.  Rod C takes us whale watching with "Whale Watching With Rod C" and you can't help but enjoy this one.  We have a timely review "Intel 320 Series 160gb SSD" evaluating one of Intels latest SSD products.  If you're considering an SSD and reliability is your priority give it a look.  News For The Week of August 13th, 2011 is fun as usual, and we get some questions on "Managing Lightroom Presets and Recovering Lost Files."   Finally, I share my favorite Thailand centric forum with you "Thai-Falang Board" which I hope you'll find the time to stop by and take a look.  Many have found it invaluable.

 

August 7th, 0039

This week there are no new articles.  We had out of town guests and a bunch of appointments which left me with no time to put together a column.  Please be patient, I'm already working on next week's column which is going to be great! 

 

July 30th, 2320

In Defense of L'Oreal.  Is consumer stupidity and greed a worse threat than corporate greed?  Read my response to the issue in a popular photography forum.

 

In Defense of L'Oreal.  Is consumer stupidity and greed a worse threat than corporate greed?  Read my response to the issue in a popular photography forum.