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Jon Ben
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Thanks for all the great videos over 2013. Look forward to hearing you opinions in 2014 :)
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Here are some detail shots. It's hard to make out people's faces in the shot when the image is only 900 pixels on the long edge. A largish print of this would work better in this respect.
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Final term project for my landscape photography class. The theme is the name of the album. I've done things a bit differently this time and added a title to each image.

If you're worried I wasted my life putting that text there in Photoshop... don't worry I don't have a life... haha, just kidding. I actually wasted my life adding this function to my JavaScript code that adds my logo. BTW, you can code in photoshop, it's awesome!
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Thanks. That was the last shot I made for the series this past Monday. The clouds were moving from left to right but keeping this odd parallel line formation.
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Ever wonder why aperture values are so odd, f/5.6 and f/11? Or why 1/3 more sensitive than ISO 100 is ISO 125 and not 133? I demystify these numbers and explain why you should care in this post:

http://jonbenphotography.com/blog/2010/10/19/understanding-stops/
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nice, neat and informative little articles you got going on your blog.
Cheers for sharing
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The Earth's moon and Sun, as seen from Earth.

The large crater seen near the bottom-left of the moon is known as Tycho. During the Apollo missions sample of rock from the ejecta (the radial lines coming from the crater) were recovered. The crater's formation is estimated at 100 Million years ago, which is very recent!

By looking at how craters, ejecta and other surface features overlap it's possible to set up the relative dates between different surfaces. But it's impossible to know the absolute date without recovering samples.

You can see the sunspots on the sun. They are areas of extreme magnetic activity and always appear in pairs (a North and a South magnetic polarity). They are terribly hot and bright roughly 4000 degrees Kelvin, but look dim in contrast to the photosphere of the sun which is 6000K.
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Hennings: Physics & Astronomy building
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Yes at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
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I have a few photos in a competition; photographing at TRIUMF a particle physics lab. You can vote on your favourite shots by liking them on facebook. Please contribute your votes and share, it would be awesome if this competition attracted enough attention that it wasn't just a popularity contest.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.536869459674523.134694.114964088531731&type=1
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This is my first attempt at a heavily constructed photo, compositing many exposures in photoshop. Tell me what you think, good or bad I'd love some feedback!

A big thanks to my friends +Jen Flood +Chris Ward +Ashley Lockyer and +Peter Hurley for modeling. The fearless guy with his arms crossed is model/actor/musician Shawn Bruneau you can find him here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1472615.
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I think its pretty neat how you put people in jars
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People often tell you not to use jpegs because they are a lossy file format. Seldom do they tell you the answer to the most obvious question; how many edits of a jpeg will result in significant loss of quality? I answer this question with an experimental approach.

http://jonbenphotography.com/blog/2010/10/13/lossy-jpegs-an-empirical-approach/
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I'm glad I could save you some effort +Nick Wilson!

+Mike Keller Having jpegs come out of the camera in the first place is a big problem. If people can't shoot RAW then they should always make a tiff version to do all the editing with.
I think another reason my tests are a best case is because I did pretty inoffensive editing, I didn't crop or do colour adjustments or play with the tone curve etc... Any real world photo editing would probably be much worse on the image than what I found.
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I was lucky to catch Hot Hot Heat playing a free concert in Whistler when I was there earlier this month. It was a great show, very energetic with a great crowd of people. I wish I could have talked myself into the pit but I had to make do from the crowd.
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Have you considered shooting for discorder? Good way to get into shows for free (and into the trenches!).
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Help me choose which 5 images to use for my assignment tomorrow! Which are your favorite? Leave a comment on the ones you like. Or tell me why you don't like some, I would love to hear your opinion!
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i like the one where the building is empty.
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Academic, photographer, boardgamer and sarcastic windbag.
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I am an academic and a photographer. I have a range of other interests including:
  • Cooking, esp. North Indian food
  • Coffee, dark and black!
  • Boardgames, I'm a bit of a fanatic
  • Knitting (but no circular needles please, DPs all the way!)
  • Coding, linux, and other geeky computer stuff
  • Bike riding, skipping, squash (which I'm okay at) and tennis (which I suck at)
  • Animated shows: 
    • Home movies, futurama, south park, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, Avatar the last airbender, Samurai Jack, Invader Zim
  • The rights of others (human and non-human)
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I live in Vancouver. I own over 200 boardgames. I can make a curry that will blow your mind. I remember parachute pants, but never owned a pair. Patrick Stewart said hello to me once after I made fun of his big nose (true story). I can run faster than you can walk. I've (luckily) forgotten more calculus than you ever knew.
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  • University of British Columbia
    PhD Astronomy, 2007 - present
  • University of British Columbia
    Masters Physics, 2004 - 2007
  • Bishop's University
    Honors Physics, 2000 - 2004
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