Category Archives: Reno, NV

I have been working on my urban night photography project. This is on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

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Increasing exposure length interval meter

I have been working on more HDR night photographs and as part of streamlining my workflow I build a custom timer.  It is based on an atmel microcontroller with a touch screen. I currently programmed it to work with a Pentax camera with the long exposure noise reduction turned on.  It will automatically take the number of exposures that it is currently set for automatically delaying for the noise reduction.  Since most Canon cameras use the same connector and pinout for the wired remote it would work with a Canon camera, with minor tweaks to deal with any differences in the noise reduction.

I defined the shutter durations as follows: 1 sec, 2 sec, 4 sec, 8 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours.  I have yet to do anything that I needed more than a 15 minute exposure, but I have plans to try some longer exposures in the future.

I used this for my Reno Motels project that I started working on this fall and it worked very well after a few tweaks the first night out.

I will share the schematic and code directly with people that are interested in using it only if they are willing to provide feedback to improve it.  I will consider building them for people that do not have the interest or skills to build their own.  If I build it for you there will be a cost involved and it will depend on the cost of parts, build time and something to support additional development and features.

We are Giving Away a Fine Art Print

We are giving away a print of this photograph!!  Would you like to have it?  The links to the rules and entry form are below the photograph.

This is a low resolution copy of the photograph that is being given away.  The actual print that is being given away is printed on metalic photographic paper and mounted to a plastic board.  The logo in the lower right corner of this image will not be on the photograph that is awarded.

This is a low resolution copy of the photograph that is being given away. The actual print that is being given away is printed on metallic photographic paper, mounted to a plastic board and is 12 inches by 18 inches. The logo in the lower right corner of this image will not be on the photograph that is awarded.

The contest rules are here and the entry form is here.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

I am now offering photography lessons

I have had requests from individuals about teaching photography in a one on one or small group environment.  After serious deliberation, I have decided to offer classes in photography.  The details are available on our main website.

The lessons will be tailored to your photography goals and knowledge level with the idea of helping you take the best possible photographs.

If you are interested in scheduling lessons call me at 775-473-8939 or email me.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral (Reno, Nevada), Fifth Teaser Image for Gallery Show

The teaser photograph for today is of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral (Reno, Nevada).  The artist reception is this coming Thursday, December 5, 2013.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno, Nevada, United States. It is located at 310 W. 2nd Street in Reno. The cathedral was built in 1908 as the rise in Reno’s Catholic population warranted a larger church. The cathedral was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1909 and was restored the following year. The Cathedral is staffed by Conventual Franciscans: Order of the Friars, Minor. (Wikipedia).

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno, NV

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno, NV