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David Hobby
Works at (the blog) Strobist.com
Attended The University of Florida
Lives in (near) Baltimore, MD
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Photographer/Blogger
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  • (the blog) Strobist.com
    Photographer/Blogger, 2006 - present
  • The Baltimore Sun
    Staff Photojournalist, 1999 - 2008
  • Patuxent Publishing Company
    Staff Photojournalist, 1988 - 1999
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(near) Baltimore, MD
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Eustis, Florida - Gainesville, FL - Mulberry, FL - Umatilla, FL
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Professional Flasher
Introduction
Welcome to my Google+ page. I'm David Hobby, a recovering 20+ year newspaper photojournalist (Baltimore Sun, Maryland, USA) and the publisher of Strobist, a blog dedicated to teaching photographers how to light.

On G+ I hope to share a steady diet of (mostly) photo-oriented stuff, and would love to hear your comments and shares, too.

Thanks for stopping by. If you get a moment, please give me a shout out in a comment and let me know where you are from!
Bragging rights
360 days a year spent in shorts.
Education
  • The University of Florida
    Go Gators, beat Florida State
  • Eustis high school
    1979 - 1982
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The eagle has landed! Incredible eagle-cam footage as bird descends from world's tallest building
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Well a good landing  is over , it can fly again.....
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All due respect to sports cars, a kickass marching band is one of the most exhilarating machines that you could ever drive—especially when you are in the center of the immense circle/wall of sound. 32 years ago I was a drum major for a 180+ person marching band. We rehearsed like this—randomized, in the round. That way everyone cold hear the entire sound, and adjust as needed.

Large brass bands notoriously do not record well. But the sound stage in this ~2-min. Blue Devils DCI warm-up video is remarkably close to the real-life experience. Listen to the end, loud, and with headphones...
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Fantastic!!! I have never seen, or heard, anything like that before.
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Honestly, given how poorly airlines treat their customers, an argument that "Once you buy a ticket to a destination, you agree to travel all the way there and it would be unethical to do otherwise" is pretty laughable -- basically, "it is unethical to find loopholes in our broken business model." 

Also, great marketing for skiplagged.com. :) 
United Airlines Inc. and Orbitz Worldwide LLC sued to prevent the travel website Skiplagged.com from helping consumers buy what the companies call improper “hidden city” plane tickets that undercut their sales.
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This wonderful, 4-min. video of a Japanese craftsman will reset your whole day.
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With patience like this makes me feel that anything IS possible
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Shooting today under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn. I have always loved this scene; first time I have ever gotten to photographic it. In NYC for Lynda_TTP, shooting until Weds. Wonderful to be here indulging ourselves making photos from the city's classic vantage points.
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nice just a position how many times did you look at that before you took the picture
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Stairway to Heaven was one of the biggest rock songs of the 1970s - loved, imitated and sometimes parodied. Now Led Zeppelin's classic track is back on the turntable, on a re-mastered version of the band's fourth album. 43 years after its release. Guitarist Jimmy Page gives a personal account of how a rock anthem came together.
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this is awesome
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+Boing Boing has curated a collection of "delicately animated photography" by Julien Douvier that falls somewhere between mesmerizing and haunting. See it here: http://goo.gl/UpvQHR
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That's so awesome
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+Jeff Jarvis​ it's a start. The beautification of rooftops begins. (Snagged from @natgeo Instagram feed).
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Www.
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Most people here already know that G+ does a great job with photos; I just wrote up my latest attempt to centralize all of my family's photos in one place. I'm quite happy with the end result: 75,000 images (50 years worth!) – instantly accessible by phone, computer, and TV. With #AutoAwesome , Stories, and search integration too.
A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s digital photos. Then I remembered the…
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Will read when I get a minute to but definitely want to reach this goal in my photo organizing venture soon. Thanks for putting in the work and sharing!
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One of the cooler gigs I have ever had: Traveling to London to reproduce the lighting on Leonardo's Mona Lisa, using a single light source. It was for a documentary -- BTS story and trailer are here:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2014/11/on-assignment-lighting-like-leo.html
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Im so amazed how creative photographers are!
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With the new iMac Retina 5k display, you will need a 24MP camera to make a wallpaper. A WALLPAPER.

(A 16MP camera would not cover the long dimension at 100%.)
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Tis why we shoots da D810's ;) Camera still has more resolution than the latest high end computer display... :)
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You say bridge abutment, I say studio. Newest On Assignment from Strobist explores a two-speedlight portrait of actor Ben Lurye at this location:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2014/10/on-assignment-ben-lurye.html
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Thank you David, for sharing your knowledge and experience. This post is a great example of that.

Because of your sharing and your guidance, I got an opportunity to photograph a wonderful woman and produce some "beautiful and intriguing" (her words, not mine) images  - on location with one light.  Thank you!

Harry
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