4/6/06

30 fps

Recipe for happiness (for me at least):

1. Little tiny camera
2. Big giant hard drive

I'm a happy camper because I have an old Canon Digital Elph and a new Lacie firewire drive, which can hold something like 71 thousand digital photos from the Elph. In my case, it'll be slightly fewer, since I also take little movies with my camera.

I'm hoping to submit some of these little movies to this extremely intriguing contest, but mainly I just shoot them for my own recollection.

I almost always have my camera with me. I think it's really your best bet for taking a good picture, if you got no real formal trainin', simply because of the laws of probability -- eventually, you're bound to get something worth showing people.

And my favorite thing to show people are the still images from the movies I take. I just uploaded a set of them, and I'll repeat what I say on the photo caption: I think that what these pictures lack in sharpness they more than make up for in spontanaeity.

I hope you like them too. (Click here)

Mayfest Driveby

5 comments:

Thomas said...

I like action shots too! No pre-staged crappers that never turn out like you want them to.

Thomas said...

and good photos too, by the way.

Colin said...

Thanks! Hey, I meant to clarify the title of this post, but forgot... it referst to the standard video format for most digital cameras - 30 frames per second - meaning that if you shoot thirty seconds of video it's really like you took 900 mini-pictures all strung together. Then when you go through them and narrow it down to your favorite, it's like panning for gold in your own backyard.

MadFlyTom said...

I enjoyed every single one of these. And what a better way to capture them! Amazing.

I like doing the same thing, but for audio clips. In Chicago, where the street musicians play in the summer...you can get some amazing little clips!

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-Tom

Katrina said...

Nice! I like the one of the cat jumping.