Speedlinks, 7/21/07

Just a quick reminder that Seattle registration has been pushed back until Sunday due to a conflict with the huge, local Flickr group outing. Info will be posted tomorrow at 8:00a PDT.

I'll also start up a Flickr thread to move the discussion off of the main board in consideration of all of the non-Seattle readers.


That Old Black Magic: Imagine what I would write about if I had a closet full of SB-800's and some actual talent? Well, you don't have to. Because that's what Dave Black does day in, day out at his Workshop at the Ranch lighting how-to site. Really good, high-end stuff if you are into Nikon CLS. Check it out.

Quack Open the Champagne: What the Duck turned one year old this Tuesday. Reader-generated headlines and all, Aaron is totally breaking the mold of what it means to be a cartoonist. Way to go, man.

PBF, Covering Your Butt: Harrington was on a tear this week, writing about Video shooters making the front page at The Post, the rise of Citizen Photojournalism and Ads on Photographers' Backsides. (That last one was a big topic in Newsphoto at The Sun this week, too.)

I Sync, Therefore I am: Pocket Wizard Multimaxes (the fancy pants ones with all of the premuim, on-demand channels) are back in stock after being MIA in the USA for over four months. MPEX is celebrating with special pricing at $278.00 (add to cart to see new price.)

OT, But Fun: My drop in productivity this week has been largely due to dumb little Superman photography game, wherein you try to shoot his photo as he flies by. Best I can do is 132. (But then, the game uses a Canon camera.) Hit us with your high score in the comments!


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Anonymous Rob said...

That Workshop at the Ranch link is fantastic. There is some really great imagery there and it is nice that all the pictures have descriptions and gear lists.

Some of those shots would break the bank for most of us though. Shooting with up to 6 speedlights is insane!

Thanks for posting!

July 21, 2007 11:53 AM  
Blogger Jim Coffee said...

Yes, that stupid (yet very clever and fun) Superman game has wasted a bit of my time also. I admire your score. I've not gotten over 100. I use Nikon equipment.
-Jim Coffee-

July 21, 2007 12:48 PM  
Blogger David said...


If you have the clams to fund the SB-800's, it is not insane at all. It's... Perfectly... Normal...


When the Man Of Steel appears, get on he other side of he sceen instantly. It'll give you more time to track him.

July 21, 2007 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got 85 points, mmmmm I think the photo editor is OLD SCHOOL!! Can't believe he didn't liked my shot where you can only see Superman's feet on one little tiny corner of the pic. If it would've been for Vanity Fair.... well.

July 21, 2007 1:52 PM  
Blogger ferv.us said...

aw the superman game won't work for me... did you guys play too rough with the camera? ;)

July 21, 2007 3:25 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Well I haven't given up trying to beat the 132 high score, but my top score at the moment is 102

Thanks for the link


July 21, 2007 3:27 PM  
Blogger Leviathor said...

That Superman game as been out for I think three or four months--here's one of my original high scores from when I first played it:


A 154.

July 21, 2007 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like you've been reading Edward Greenburgs playbook lately. I quote from the article and letter referenced in your blog; "

You need to establish alternative and creative income streams. You need to bring something to the editorial table that Bernie the dentist who shoots for fun can’t. You need to treat this business as a business. You can’t let yourself be bullied into giving up your rights in a pointless effort to compete with “free”. You must be a business person first and an artist second. The handwriting has been on the wall for years. This episode is reflective of yet another battle lost in a war against photographers that was won by your friendly “clients” years ago."

Sounds like you've established your new "stream". Now a lot of us Strobists are amateurs. But for the rest it would appear you're preparing them for a world where their output will garner 0 dollars and 0 cents. At least in photojournalism. It seems to me we're throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

July 21, 2007 6:42 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

i just posted a 164


July 21, 2007 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


have you zoomed in?

July 21, 2007 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Mhogan35 said...

Just as a side note, "Light, Science and Magic - 3rd Ed." is now back in stock!

July 21, 2007 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canon ROCKS!

July 21, 2007 10:43 PM  
Anonymous jm,hite said...

Well...I got a 122 on shooting the man of steel...but then again I do shoot Canon! Must be one of the few.

July 21, 2007 11:15 PM  

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