|Brian E. Harris|
Why was the camera moving so much?
Because Mark's trying to get the forum readers to chip in and buy him a better camera?
Note that, in fact, the camera isn't moving all that much; the details on the door and the background wall are fairly sharp. The blurring is mostly on the people; I suspect the exposure time was too long, so what you are seeing is caused by the subjects moving during the exposure.
I find the picture confusing. The woman is armed, but also chained.
She's being held casually. She's probably a "guard dog*" She's armed for the protection of her masters, but chained for the protection of everyone else. Either that or it's just a fetish.
*Note that the use of the phrase "guard dog" here is meant not to indicate an insult to her in any way, only an expression of the role she's playing.
I love the Haircut of that girl.
It looks like these guys get to a lot of cons (not surprising, really) - there's what looks like two of the same character showing up in the "Around the Con" slideshow on the DragonCon front page
|Matthew Morris RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8|
I used the Digital Camera Resource Page (reality-checked against similar sites), and ended up getting an excellent compact point-and-shoot camera with image stabilization for a very low price. (A Pentax Optio A20, FWIW.) I'd done my research and knew that it was a perfectly good camera -- it had just been supplanted by a newer model -- so I snapped it up, and it served me well for quite a few years. I know that you're all busy guys, but a little time investment can really pay off...
Just kidding! I did it for you. Right now the best deal looks like the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100, which has been recently supplanted by the 110. The newer version has more megapixels, which is a bad* thing. (Bigger is only better for things like sensor size and optical zoom.) So get the older, better one while it's available (and cheap)!
* More megapixels just mean bigger pictures (not better pictures), slower shots (because the data has to go through a serial bus), and worse performance in low light (from making a bigger image out of the same amount of light hitting the sensor). But apparently many of my fellow low-end consumers still don't know that, and companies make what people will buy, so the self-destructive megapixel wars are still on. :(
|Vic Wertz Chief Technical Officer|
Con blog photos are almost always taken with the phone of whoever posted it, because we've built a blog post system that makes that really easy to do.
Sure, using an actual camera would result in better pictures, but the additional effort required would also result in you getting a lot fewer of them.