Inspirational Words

Usually of Youtube's Green Brothers, one could expect the introspective and inspirational words to come from bestselling author John Green.  Today however these fantastic words of wisdom come from his brother, Hank.    Spend 5 minutes of your day and listen.  It's worth it.

Posted on May 19, 2015 and filed under Media, Video.

Steve Jobs Movie Trailer

Amazing how so many incredibly talented people can come together to make a film about one of the most influential people of the last 30 years and make it look utterly uninteresting.

Posted on May 17, 2015 and filed under Media, Technology.

Crazy WebGL Water Demo!

I must have missed something.  I wasn't aware WebGL had advanced to quite this point.   This is a really cool proof of concept demo from MadebyEvan.com showing that WebGL can accurately simulate water,  as well as the behavior of lighting in water.   The fact that this runs as well as it does even on my lowly 2012 Macbook Air is super impressive.    I'm embedding a youtube video of the effect below in case your browser or computer doesn't support the effect,  but I highly suggest you check it out at the site instead.  Really, REALLY, cool.

A realtime pool of water rendered using WebGL with reflection, refraction, caustics, and ambient occlusion. The pool is simulated with a heightfield and contains a sphere that can interact with the water's surface. http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

Posted on March 11, 2015 and filed under Technology.

The iPhone as a serious piece of photographic equipment.

You see that photo up there?  That was taken with the iPhone 6.  It's just one of a number of images released by Apple today from iPhone users around the world.   This gallery proves one thing.

THE BEST CAMERA IS THE ONE YOU HAVE WITH YOU.

Check out the rest of the gallery for yourself.   If your work isn't up to this level even with thousands of dollars of bodies and lenses, think about spending your time and effort on improving your technique instead of just getting another piece of gear.

A good eye will beat a good camera 90% of the time.   And even then, let's face it, after a few years of evolution,  the iPhone has one hell of a camera.

Posted on March 1, 2015 and filed under Photography.