Tanya, we meet again.
You better get up for your mamaSeptember Fields by Frazey Ford
You better grab the best of your life
I know you’re ready
To get older
Sometimes, when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things—a chance word, a tap on the shoulder, or a penny dropped on a newsstand—I am tempted to think there are no little things.Bruce Barton
It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support-system for art. It’s the other way around.Stephen King in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Upon reaching the vicinity of The Medical City, I found out that the small zippered compartment of my backpack was open. Probably because I walked and crossed Ortigas Ave. using the footbridge.
The footbridge is notorious for pickpockets—hooligans who would position themselves behind unknowing pedestrians wearing backpacks. In a flick of a finger with the featherlike touch, they could unzip bags and take wallets or mobile phones. Or your lunch if it looks very scrumptious.
These are the settings I use (as of December 2019) when making a photo slideshow video—the pictures and music pretty much carry the feel-goodness of the whole presentation.
I like the Ken Burns effect of alternate zooming in and out of picture from one to the next. Give each picture some 4 seconds and when a 2-second transition is added, it will be less at around 2 seconds—just enough to let the audience fixate on a single picture.
Here is the latest video that I made for Jaycelle.
- Shoot in RAW format
- Download and organize files
- Folder name: YYYY-MM-DD[a, b, c, …] – [Event Name]
- Separate each event in folders
- For example:
- 2020-03-22a – Brian’s Birthday – Morning
- 2020-03-22b – Brian’s Birthday – Afternoon
- 2020-03-22c – Brian’s Birthday – Night
- Edit in Digital Photo Professional
- Tag each photo as either 5 Star or Reject
- All Rejects get deleted
- All 5 Stars get developed
- Narrow down to 36 photos per folder
- Gamma Adjustment: Auto
- Auto Lighting Optimizer: Standard
- White Balance: Adjust as needed
- Gamma Adjustment: Adjust as needed
- Exporting (File > Batch process…)
- Destination Folder: Same as original files
- Create storage subfolders for each file type
- Subfolder name: DPP
- Output setting
- Save as type: Exif-JPEG (*.JPG)
- Image quality: 10
- Output resolution: 320 dpi
- Embed ICC profile
- Include all shooting info
- File name: Current file name