Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby Daniel Photographs

Here's some pictures I took of Baby Daniel, hope you enjoy!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

More Lightning Photography

Ever since I lived in Kansas when I was young, I've been fascinated with the beauty of strikes of lightning. I had another opportunity to take some lightning pictures tonight, and I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nebeker Family

The Nebeker Family recently took advantage of one of my free photo sessions I occasionally message about on Twitter among other places, and the pictures turned out beautiful. These pictures were taken at Gate's Pass, Tucson, Arizona. Here's some of my favorites.

More Sabino Canyon

I've been hiking in the Sabino Canyon every other week, as a means of training for a larger hike, to the top of Mount Wrightson, located in Southern Arizona. I've been gradually doing more interesting things, and yesterday took me on the Esperero Trail to a saddle point a few miles in, to an area called "Cardiac Gap" by Betty Leavengood. It was a climb of 1650 feet roughly to that point. It's an amazing view, I highly recommend it. Here are a few pictures from the hike, I hope you enjoy!

This picture is at the top of the hike.

Friday, August 6, 2010

David and Jamie's Arizona Receiption


Every now and then I update my wishlist, and here it is. This is in roughly the order I intend to buy them. Enjoy!

Adobe Lightroom 3

Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro

Canon 17-35mm Wide Angle Zoom

Canon 7D

Canon 5D II

Canon 24-105 mm

CowboyStudio NPT-04 4 Channel Wireless Hot Shoe Flash Trigger Receiver for Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus & Pentax Flashes Other products by cowboystudio

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Status of Portfolio App

So, I just thought I'd give you guys an update on my Portfolio App for Android and Smugmug.

The program is turning out really close to what I had imagined so far. I've managed to complete a series of accomplishments, including:

1) Image viewing from a URL
2) Pinch zooming/ panning of the image.
3) Using the SmugMug API to get the URL of the image.
4) Setting up a gallery view that shows the images from a gallery.
5) Allowing one to click on an image and see it in higher resolution. Clicking the back button goes back to the gallery view.

Things that still need to be done prior to a 1.0 release:
1) A view of all the galleries needs to be done for browsing between them (The current version only allows for browsing the last updated gallery).
2) I want a few more options to go backwards, I haven't figured out all of those details yet.
3) I need to select an icon for the program
4) I'm going to create a splash screen that shows up while the program is loading. Right now it only shows a blank screen, not really good enough for most purposes.
5) I want an about screen, and probably info about the professional version.
6) A way to choose a user besides myself must be included.
7) More error handling, ie, what to do if Smugmug is down, there's no internet connection available, etc.

Differences between the pro version and the free one:
1) The free version will probably default every time it's loaded to my photo gallery, at least initially. The pro version will load a gallery of your choosing.
2) The free version will not allow you to log into your account. The pro version will allow it, with oAuth, allowing for viewing of private albums, and other fun features to come.
3) The pro version will eventually have many cool features to help the professional photographer and serious amateur.

Oh, and here's a few screen shots from the Android emulator. Enjoy!