Archive for the ‘software’ Category

Tiles

March 29, 2014

An upgrade saving you 150 €!

An upgrade saving you 150 €!


Here’s another IT-related post. A while ago, Microsoft introduced it’s first computer in decades (or ever, I’m not sure). It is called “Surface” (more…)

Deluxe NerdBook

November 17, 2013

Checking up on gcc in a full-screen terminal. Nerdy enough for ya?

Checking up on gcc in a full-screen terminal. Nerdy enough for ya?


Hi, I’m back! I didn’t go AWOL, (more…)

Against the Grain

July 17, 2013

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with  Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2


Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor),  ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in

Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor), ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in


These two photos stand for two very distinct modes of photography I’m using currently. (more…)

Black & White Portraiture with the Leica M9 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

October 26, 2011

My father at 79

My father at 79


In my opinion, the forté of the Leica M rangefinder camera is the instantaneous portrait, the situational snapshot, the view from the corner of the eye frozen in time. (more…)

Lion Loses Windows

July 22, 2011

Go Full-Screen!

Go Full-Screen!


So, Mac OS X Lion was released two days ago. Reviews are mostly positive, but they miss the big game changer that came with this newest iteration of Apple’s OS, it’s full-screen apps. (more…)

Tron Touring

July 7, 2011

A little update from the road coming up here. My annual vacation is a cycling trip with my son. We started this Monday and are traversing the south of Germany lengthwise, heading towards Lake Constance. (more…)

Digital Knight

May 5, 2011

A distinctly digital picture style I'm working with recently, using Nik's Color Efex Pro preset "Tonal Contrast"

A distinctly digital picture style I'm working with recently, using Nik's Color Efex Pro preset "Tonal Contrast"


Exaggerated local contrast and tonal variations are more apparent if you click the pic for a full-size JPEG! Just FYI.

Get it Right the First Time

March 24, 2011

Yup, it worked.

Yup, it worked.


Post updated, lead photo referred to in the text.
Inspired by a workshop with Calumet I partcipated in yesterday I have a few thoughts I’d like to share with you. The workshop had a long-winded title, but basically it was about black and white portrait photography in these modern times of digital photography. In fact, I was the only one with film in the camera. (more…)

Droids Dream of Electric Sheep

February 4, 2011

Motorola Droid 2 in the Dock, in Nightstand Mode, dimmed

Motorola Droid 2 in the Dock, in Nightstand Mode, dimmed


Here’s an update on my further experience with Motorola’s Droid 2. Accessories widen the appeal of this slider keyboard smartphone. (more…)

Pixelmator, a $29.99 Pixel Editor from the new Mac App Store

January 8, 2011

Full-screen mode, layers and layer masks, support for 16-bit grayscale TIFFs: all one could wish for!

Full-screen mode, layers and layer masks, support for 16-bit grayscale TIFFs: all one could wish for!


Another Apple Software Update yesterday brought the Mac App Store and with it some software gems not to be passed by. One of the highlights for me is the $29.99 Pixelmator, which I’ll review in stages in this article. (more…)