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Brian Hawkins
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Redondo Beach, CA
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I shot some timelapse footage at that ice-covered lighthouse on Lake Michigan that was in the news earlier this week because of the polar vortex weather event. #Lighthouse   #Chiberia #PolarVortex   #PureMichigan  
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Awesome work!
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Photo from Yosemite last month.  Horsetail Fall exhibiting the rare firefall phenomenon during the setting of a full moon.  http://500px.com/photo/34970264
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5D Mark II ISO Noise Test For Raw Files.
I've seen several tests like this for video mode, but never one for still images. Similar to video mode, the camera performs best at ISO settings which are -1/3 stop the native ISOs (eg 160, 320, 640, 1250) and performs worst at +1/3 stop the native ISOs (eg 125, 250, 500, 1000) . In some cases, significantly higher ISOs are found to be much cleaner than lower ones, such as ISO 640 being cleaner than ISO 125. The non-linearity seems to vanish at levels above ISO 1600 with each subsequently higher setting bringing more noise than the previous. The test was performed using 5-second exposures at each level, with the lens cap on and sealed with tape. The eyepiece was also sealed. Camera noise reduction was disabled. The test was performed three times to bring the camera up to stable operating temperature. Images were processed in Lightroom with exposure set to +3.00, blacks to 0, noise reduction and sharpening off, and white balance set to 5500K. Noise was additionally enhanced in Photoshop using levels. Merely a qualitative test, but it does reveal good information for those that want the absolute best performance from their 5D Mark II. Click image below or go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/30399777@N02/6015282702
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Nice one.
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That's a pretty bad blog post. It has nothing to do with why "photographers" should joing Google+, really... and just barely scratches the surface of why anybody should join...
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Love it Brian! Great work!
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After the first week of providing Google Helpouts for photography I am very pleased with the service.  I've been able to answer a lot of questions about gear and software and also critique some portfolios.  Give it a try if you'd like to get some fast, one-on-one advice for photography or timelapse!
There is no faster or more effective way to boost your photography skills than personal instruction from an experienced professional.  From DSLR cameras to smartphones, I can help you quickly eliminate the roadblocks keeping you from achieving your vision.  We will work together to identify the look you want for your photos and I can critique samples of your work to tell you what you need to do differently in both shooting and editing.   I'm avai...
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I hear ya, I always forget. It's nice to have at least one nice self portrait per major trip at least
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LOL. From a CNN article: "The 405 is to L.A. what the Cubs are to Chicago: totally infuriating, yet we keep coming back for more."
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Lol....watching the Cubs right now and they're losing 8-0 and I can't stop....
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My moonbow photo is on MSNBC!!!
Here’s something you don’t see every day — in fact, you can only experience it at night.
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That is a great shot.
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Photo manipulation is altering captured reality beyond global transformations (exposure, contrast, color, sharpness, etc) and local corrections for photographic equipment deficiencies (dust on sensor, lens distortion, vignetting, etc). In short, manipulation is anything you can't do in Lightroom or Aperture.
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#3 Test post to Facebook using Google+ (and Chrome Extended Share plugin) Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.
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Instructions on how to post to Facebook using Google+, from my friend, Jim, who works at Google.
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To auto-post to Facebook from Google+:

1. Login to Facebook.
2. Go to http://facebook.com/mobile
3. Copy your unique e-mail adress (it'll say "Upload via Email")
4. Go to Circles on Google+
5. Add the Facebook email address to a circle (old or new). Name the email address something like "Facebook" or "Post to Facebook".
6. When you want to post to Facebook just include the individual Facebook user you created in step 5 (not just the circle).

By specifying that individual email explicitly, you don't have to check "Also email..." to have it sent via email to Facebook; this means you don't have to spam email a bunch of other people you might have in your circles that are not users yet.
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If you use Chrome, there is a plugin that seems to work well https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oenpjldbckebacipkfbcoppmiflglnib
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Photographer & Mechanical Engineer
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  • Brian Hawkins Photography
    Photographer, 2007 - present
  • Northrop Grumman
    Product Engineer, 2005 - 2011
  • Caterpillar
    Mechanical Engineer
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Photographer and mechanical engineer living in Redondo Beach, California.  Originally from Joliet, Illinois.  Attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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