As the Golden Age of Hope and Change winds down, lets us reflect on one final Change; further drawing back the veil of the Fourth Amendment, as enough damage to it hasn't been done already [under his watch]
I'm thinking about making a "family" account for the Home with the idea that everyone in the family can voice-control our stuff from their phones.
Pluses and minuses? Will this fark with my personal Google Assistant?
here's Sliver² straight out of the camera, and I thought this might be a bit easier to explain the setup...
First, the lighting setup - I used a single strobe with a barn door closed to make the smallest vertical slit possible 'cause I didn't want any of the background. No diffusers or gels because I wanted the hard light. Modifiers also tend to disperse the light more, and I was already having some ghosting around her (you should be able to see it faintly)
Camera was right next to the strobe. That's part of the barn door in the corner, but easily shopped out, so it's not that important. More important was keeping the light head-on to avoid any shadowing on her. Shadows are a different light than the coat she was wearing...
Camera and light settings are a bit funky, but I had a real problem here. The backdrop is gray. Gray is great for a lot of things, but not this sort of thing. Thus the ghosting I mentioned earlier. My black backdrop would have made things easier, but it's covered in cat hair, and besides one doesn't change out a 10'x20' piece of fabric at a whim :P
Camera settings, this is obviously pretty underexposed. I had to deal with that backdrop, and the more light, the more I'd have to deal with it. Also, B&W is more forgiving in this circumstance, so I had a lot more wiggle room.
So, strobe was set way low. Maybe 60W/sec. Camera, ISO400 (as fast as I really like to go), f4-something (my zoom lens is pretty crappy), and 1sec exposure. The extra time absorbs more light without putting so much on the background.
There's more post-processing in this one than I normally do, but nothing super fancy.
(In reference to this post/photo https://plus.google.com/+OlavFolland/posts/5NZyLdydMZP)
Before it went tits up, SSL Labs gave his "_cybersecurity_" company's website an "F" grade.
To explain how hard that actually is to do, I'm a bit of a hack who knows a thing or two, and the home-brew server in my hall closet gets an "A" grade.
I loves me some data pr0n, so I dumped city/state/country of our holiday card list onto a map. I should have expected the clustering, but I was a bit surprised at how much.
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