Ed Bilodeau

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# Notice (Oct 19/05): So ends my stay here on Blogger. This morning Google implemented an anti-spam 'feature' that forces me to answer a challenge phrase when I want to post to my own blog. No notice of the change, nothing. Worse is that it doesn't even work! I type the phrase, submit, "An error occured", post deleted. Damn you, Google. Chances are I will revive my blog somewhere else, sometime soon. I'll post the new coordinates here as soon as they become available. (BTW, I'm unable to post anything to my RSS stream, so I'd appreciate it if readers could spread the word and ask people to take a look at this notice)

Update (Oct 19/05, ~noon): After a frustrating few hours (and not just trying out alternatives to Blogger), I've decided that this is a good time to take a break from all this. A day? A week? Who knows. But I need to step away from it before I pass a heavy magnet over the whole mess.

Update 2: According to this post, the reason I'm seeing the CAPTCHA (challenge phrase) is that Blogger has classified my blog as spam. Thanks. User for five years and now I'm spam. I searched the Blogger site, but there is no mention of how to get the spam flag turned off. There is also no way of contacting anyone at Blogger. Wow. Spam they say I am, so spam I must be. Maybe it is time to take a break.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Your Camera Does Not Matter :
"Your equipment DOES NOT affect the quality of your image. The less time and effort you spend worrying about your equipment the more time and effort you can spend creating great images. The right equipment just makes it easier, faster or more convenient for you to get the results you need."

Great article. The same applies, I believe, to all sorts of things, like computers, notebooks, etc...


I always disagree with comments like that. A cheap camera with a crappy lense is not going to take photos that require great focus and depth of field, especially digital. Crappy cameras can take "just as good" photos but it's not like the technology doesn't matter at all.
At first, I felt a bit relieved since I've been able to coax some life back into my old camera (that story later).

It still doesn't work properly, the main problem being that it doesn't always take a picture when I press the button. Sometimes nothing happens, sometimes there is a delay of a few seconds, sometimes the picture is taken right away.

So, sure, I can still take pictures, but I doubt there will be too many intention action shots in my portfolio!

Even with my crappy camera, I'm sure I'll be able to take good pictures. But there are certain kinds of pictures that will just never happen because of the limitations of my camera.

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