A common worry by many photographers is the theft of their work when they share it on the Internet. A common way to protect yourself from this is to digitally watermark the images. That is, superimpose some sort of identifying mark that prevents any illegal use of the image, yet does not detract from the image itself. A tough challenge with many solutions.
It was a bit hard to tell if this was "Moobs" or "Boobs" but we settled on moobs as there is a bit of body hair.
I've been using a Canon Powershot G2 as a 'point and shoot' camera for almost as long as I can remember. Before I purchased a DSLR, a G2 was my main camera, and even after I had a DSLR, a G2 was my smaller 'carry-around' camera. It was bulky and only 4.1 megapixels, but it took amazing pictures. I decided that I wanted a new point and shoot camera, one like the Canon ELPH cameras that would fit in my pocket when I didn't want to carry around my whole DSLR kit. I finally settled on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700. Here is my review.
I have acquired nearly all the pieces I need to begin work on my All Sky Camera project. I have purchased the camera (Panasonic WV-NP244 IP CCTV camera), the lens (Fujinon 2.8mm-8mm) and the rotating telescope base. The telescope base will be made from a Meade ETX-60RA telescope that I acquired on craigslist. That means all I have left to purchase is the convex sky reflector... More to come..
Jenn thinks I am crazy, but she started it. My current thinking is that I now want to make not only a time-lapse webcam to accompany my weather station, but I want an All Sky weather camera. More after the bump.There are two main types of all sky cameras out there, and they primary serve two purposes: cloud observation and night sky observation (usually meteor hunting). I'm going for the cloud obversation aspect. The two types that are employed are usually constructed with either:
Lightning is one of nature's most exciting and potentially dangerous phenomenon. Capturing the beauty of something that lasts only a few hundredths of a second does not have to be a challenge. With the right set up, capturing photos of lightning can be a rewarding experience. More after the bump.
First of all, lets get this out of the way:
DSLR FAQ Series
A very frequent question one sees on the photography forums is how to take a simple shot of the moon. It sounds simple, but there are a few technical issues you must work out in order to accomplish acceptable results. Click below to learn how.
Shooting the Moon