Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Down Under Knives - Outback

The Outback™ features a forged, dual heat treated 440C stainless blade honed to a razor sharp edge. The back retains some spring to it while the edge has been made hard enough to withstand hundreds or thousands of cuts with no perceptible dulling. This is not a wall hanger - we set out to create the most devastatingly effective Bowie knife ever produced, and designed every detail like we mean it. Hack, slash, chop, cut, crush...

This is one blade that will never let you down. The handle is skillfully crafted out of genuine ebony, leather and brass with an ultra-strong tang that will not twist or break in heavy use.

The solid, bead blasted brass handguard and pommel complete the distinctive look. The Outback™ is truly both a great example of the knifemaker's art as well as the most rugged, dependable tool an outdoorsman could wish for.

Also see: www.downunderknives.com/

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

RC2_0084 - D7000 Test with 50mm f1.4D

Here's a test photo taken with my new Nikon D7000 with the 50mm f1.4D lens

CameraNikon D7000
Exposure0.01 sec (1/100)
Focal Length50 mm
ISO Speed100
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

google+ search getting better!

Siri is another Apple game changer!

Some have said that the iPhone 4s in not a major upgrade over the iPhone 4. Some were expecting a form-factor change and maybe a larger screen. I say Apple did the right thing. They took an exceptional device and made it fantastic. The so-called under the hood improvements are substantial and the fact that the form factor didn't change is a bonus for those of us who are comfortable with the current design. The new iPhone 4s is really an all-new phone but with the added benefit of keeping a beloved figure.


My next desk?

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Guy Kawasaki

Known for marketing the Macintosh in 1984, venture capitalist, author of The Art of the Start, and his new book Enchantment, Guy Kawasaki, is this week's guest.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

TWiT Brick House - Wall of Honor

TWiT Brick House by motionblur
TWiT Brick House, a photo by motionblur on Flickr.

My brick is in the upper left four rows down and says CRAIGSHIPP.COM

TWiT Brick CraigShipp.com

Here's a replica of the brick that will be installed at the new TWiT studios known as the TWiT Brick House. Also see the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivPh8vKVh3Y

CameraSony NEX-5
Exposure0.033 sec (1/30)
Focal Length16 mm
ISO Speed400
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire

RCS_1692 - Rocky Ridge Parade Stars

For video see: www.frederick.com/Rocky_Ridge_Parade_2011-a-1846.html

CameraNikon D700
Exposure0.004 sec (1/250)
Focal Length70 mm
ISO Speed200
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOn, Return detected

Saturday, July 16, 2011

TWiT Brick # 728

I'm pleased to help support the new TWiT studios and the Leo LaPorte family of New Media stars! live.twit.tv

Rebecca Mitchell - Distinguished Young Woman

For video see: www.frederick.com/Distinguished_Young_Woman-a-1830.html

Ashokan Farewell (opening violin solo) performed by Rebecca Mitchell - Download from vimeo: vimeo.com/26509653 or full program: vimeo.com/26506994 FREE account required PS: the backstory is even more amazing. I asked Rebecca to play my favorite violin solo "Ashokan Farewell" and she listened to it from my iPhone and practiced for about ten minutes and then played it for me for this video. Talented indeed.

CameraNikon D700
Exposure0.01 sec (1/100)
Focal Length38 mm
ISO Speed1000
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashNo Flash

Monday, July 11, 2011

Segway Custom Handelbar Grips

The original grips were getting sticky so I replaced them with Custom Handelbar Grips that are in fact replacement tennis racquet grips. They are fast and easy to install and look great. They should also last a long time. The reason I had to do this is the original rubber grips were failing and were getting very sticky. Also see http://SegwayMoments.com

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Washington County Beauty

Maryland and Washington County are truly beautiful. http://WashingtonCounty.com

Monday, June 06, 2011

Standing Desk

This is the final configuration of my now "Standing Desk" workstation (at least for now). The desktop is 41" off the ground and the monitor shelf is 10" above the desktop. The monitor screens are 4", 5" & 6" above the shelf. This is because the three monitors are not matched. Come on Viewsonic standardize already! So far I'm happy with the standing desk.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Take Control of Your Twitter Account - Twylah

Moore's Law and Business

Should you be concerned with Moore's Law?

Moore's law describes a long-term trend in the history of computing hardware. The number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. This trend has continued for more than half a century and is expected to continue until 2015 or 2020 or later.

So, what does this mean to businesses? Simply put: Technology and especially the Internet needs to be take seriously. If you don't your competition will and given this exponential growth in the capabilities of technology to help a business those that choose to embrace and learn to leverage the Internet will have the advantage.

The good news is if you work with our experts we can actually show your team how to make the complicated seem easy. Work smarter not harder.

So, the take away message here is act now and as Moore's Law marches forward your business will be along for the exciting ride to come. - CraigShipp.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Breakfast At Tiffany's - 2011 Winner - Melissa Callan.

CraigShipp.com - Photo Blog

More than 350 beautiful ladies dressed like Holly Golightly (Audry Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany's) and converged on historic downtown Frederick and Colonial Jewelers to raise money for the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund to fight cancer. After a social hour at Colonial they all went to the Weinberg Center to watch the movie. See the video at: www.frederick.com/Breakfast_At_Tiffanys_2011-a-1777.html

CameraNikon D700
Exposure0.017 sec (1/60)
Focal Length56 mm
ISO Speed2200
Exposure Bias-1/3 EV
FlashOn, Return detected (SB900)

About the photographer: Craig Shipp - CraigShipp.com - is a New Media pioneer to learn more follow him on twitter at twitter.com/CraigShipp or friend him on facebook at facebook.com/FrederickNews - you can also check out his flickr photos at www.flickr.com/photos/areaguides/collections/

Friday, May 20, 2011

time-lapse By CraigShipp.COM

Using Timelapse Pro on my iPhone 4 I shot and created the video clip with the background music. I then saved the video clip to the camera roll in the iPhone. Then I synced the video clip into Aperture on my Mac (you can also use iPhoto or bring it direct into iMovie) Then I brought the video clip into iMovie and added titles and the voice over.

Monday, April 25, 2011

RCS_4178 - Sasha - Spring 2011

CraigShipp.com - Photo Blog

I shot this hand-held at f4 and 1/250th of a second because my 70-200 VRII is tack sharp at f4 and 1/250th is fast enough for portrait work. I also used some fill flash.

CameraNikon D700
Exposure0.004 sec (1/250)
Focal Length200 mm
ISO Speed200
Exposure Bias-1/3 EV
FlashOn, Return detected

Sunday, April 24, 2011

IMG_0208 - Pete's Party Room

CraigShipp.com - Photo Blog

His grandfather's 100 year old bar adds the finishing touch to my friend Pete's family / party room.

Photo taken with the Pro HDR app on my iPhone 4.

Why we like Nikon cameras!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jawbone Jambox Review and Sound Test

If pairing with a macbook pro be sure to select stereo device as the bluetooth option otherwise the sound will be poor. My iPad and iPhone paired great but the MacBook Pro the first time was garbled and then I tried again and selected stereo and it worked great.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Nissan Leaf "0" Commercial

RCS_3630 - Pageant Beauty

CraigShipp.com - Photo Blog

IMO Event photography is all about capturing moments and then sharing that special event over and over again. Now, with the Internet it's faster and easier than ever to allow that special moment to live on. For video see: www.frederick.com/Miss_Urbana-a-1751.html

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lunch Photo taken with camera+

CraigShipp.com - Photo Blog

Photo was taken in low light with the iPhone 4 and edited with camera+ then uploaded direct to flickr.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Language of Fear

Many modern, so called, news media outlets are now in the entertainment business. So, in many cases, you need to take what they say with a grain of salt. In fact what they say can be dangerous to your health!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Prevost Motorcoach

CraigShipp.com - Photo Blog

Photo taken with iPhone 4 using the Pro HDR app; border added with Camera+