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Nature photography – selecting a story to tell

I have not been that active on this website for a couple of reasons, one being rather busy with work – like recording sessions, other enjoying summer and cycling and outdoors.

This time I would like to share my though of nature photography, and why for quite some time I sucked it it. And I still do, but there seems to be a solution to this. Continue reading Nature photography – selecting a story to tell

Old M42 lenses – info, reviews, sample images

Old m42 lenses still is hot topic in DSLR video world, even tough information on them is all around, some if not the best is in languages like Russian, badly organized or simply wrong. some might ask why? mostly because m42 mount survived the longest in soviet union, and thus majority of lenses are soviet made. Majority of them if not all are based on Carl Zeiss designs, because at the end of the WWII Jena factory fell in to soviet hands and was moved with all documentation and machinery, and some say even workers too to Russia and begun producing the same products under different names and later continued the work started in that Jena factory. Continue reading Old M42 lenses – info, reviews, sample images

Scripting for Adobe After Effects

So I got asked, can you from this make something we can put on screen for projection? This was a historical timeline, created by Timeline JS tool and somehow needed to get the event spreadsheet turned into a graphical presentation video roll. That would be scripting for Adobe After Effects (AE) which I had not really done, there are however so called expressions, but that is somewhat limited version, controlling a particular values of a layer, not generating content. I have done some tweaks for a script for InDesign but that was so long ago, and I have always hated JavaScript (JS), so I had to start from scratch. Continue reading Scripting for Adobe After Effects