How To Plan and Shoot 360 Photography & Video

Originally posted on Dusty World. This week I brought some 360° cameras to the 2017 ECOO Conference to show how (kind of) easy it is to make immersive media for virtual reality viewers like Google Cardboard.  I brought along my favourite 360 camera, the Ricoh Theta (physical controls, good shape, very intuitive to use, easy to…

Winter Themes

Winter themed photography using the Canon Rebel T6i on the Aboyne Trail in Centre Wellington, Ontario, Canada in a not very cold December, 2019: from Blogger http://bit.ly/2C3qEkM via IFTTT

Learning On A Knife’s Edge

I'm still struggling with my Mum's recent, sudden death.  While that is going on, I'm dealing with a previously signed up for teaching qualification in computer engineering, and a series of slanderous attacks on my profession.  I can't help but be self-reflexive about how I'm dealing with the role of…

Taylorism In Edtech

I've just taken over as the tech-support teacher for my high school after a brief absence.  I don't generate technical problems, so I was right out of this jet stream until I came back in to manage it again. Our first issue involved our student database system (Maplewood) being programmed…

The College Experience

The Media/Design Schools at Conestoga College had a forum on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.Some notes:College isn't what it used to be. Since grade 13 was removed from Ontario schools, colleges have stepped in to assist students in working out pathways, especially if they lacked direction and/or maturity in high school.…

Autumn in the Canadian Woods

Autumn colours and mushrooms in the wet Kawartha Highlands woods. All photos taken with the Olympus EPL-3 micro four thirds camera in October of 2014. These are the typical settings for the macro shots below: E-PL3f/5.6   1/20   42 mm   ISO400 Long shutter night shots with flaming sticks and flashlights! The ruins…

March Break Moments

Some random moments from the weekend... Mercury & Venus at sunset - using the P610 Nikon superzoom bridge camera - I tried higher zoom shots but they didn't come out (wobbly atmosphere, shaky, cold hands) Fat finches on the feeder - Using the Canon Rebel T6i with the long 'kit'…
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