Monthly Archives: February 2012

Updates on the move to Portland, Oregon.

Portland OregonCurrently, my wife and I are working on a three year plan to move from Indianapolis, IN to Portland, OR. There is a lot to get done in that time, But I am sure we can get everything in line.

I will be purchasing, either, a bus or step van, that will become my mobile office once we are moved. This will enable me to work more efficiently on location while being able to move equipment in a secure manner. In the mean time, it will facilitate a comfortable ride across the country for my wife, three dogs and I.

Alternatively, my wife may move ahead of me to get scout houses/property prior to physically moving the household.  This part of the plan will be stressful, but it is only short term.

One thing that is difficult to plan for is the location of the new studio. I have been looking at commercial property around the Portland area. Compared to Indianapolis, the rental and sales rates of commercial property are really high.

Meanwhile, I have been doing some research into the area and shoot locations. Not to mention the amount of gallery space that is available for showing work. I am quite enthused to be making these plans and while stressful, I am sure it is the right move to make.

One of the things that I am looking forward to is hanging out with my friends at Cutthroat Studios, the makers of Bad Blood.

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Headaches can be a pain in the back side.

HeadacheI often have frequent headaches that range from being a nuisance to affecting my ability to function. When this happens out on set, it could mean the end of a perfectly good photo shoot. The  typical response is to shove pills down the gullet and hope for some relief. Personally, I despise popping pills for pain relief.

The Customary Disclaimer: This article is meant to be medical advice. One should always consult with their doctor before trying to treat any health condition, including headaches.

Here are some things that I have found to provide some relief without destroying my liver.

Cold or heat therapy is one of the oldest natural ways to relieve a headache. Placing a cold pack on the head, face or neck can lessen the severity of a headache, but don’t use anything that’s too cold as that can make the headache worse. Heat can be applied in the same way, and excessive heat should be avoided as well. Everybody is different, so you may need to see which temperature works best for you. How this works is still the topic of discussion, but what really matters is that it does indeed work, not how it works.

The body is covered with pressure points that affect other parts of the body. You can find pressure points that will help alleviate headaches. They can be found on the temples, the bridge of your nose, the hairline, the crook of your arm, your back and certain parts of your feet. Using a bit of trial and error, you should be able to zero in on the areas that bring you the most relief; however, if you want to be more precise then you can find information that shows you exactly where to apply pressure.

Aromatherapy can work wonders on your headaches, but you need to be careful. The reason is that some people are highly sensitive to certain scents, and they could end up making your headache worse. On the other hand, there are sure to be some aromas that soothe and clam you and lessen your headache pain. Some of the more popular scents for the treatment of headaches include lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint.

Staying in good health isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but it can definitely help control your headaches. After all, what could be better than preventing them in the first place? Make sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day, eat right, exercise on a regular basis, practice stress reduction techniques and get a good night’s sleep.

The cool thing about all of these natural ways to relieve a headache is that they can be done by just about anyone, and you don’t have to worry about popping pills and adding chemicals to your system.

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Canon 5D Mark III information leak.


Canon 5D Mark III

Credit: Canon

Canon Rumors reports that the Specs for the, much awaited, Canon 5D Mark III have been leaked.

  • 22mp
  • 61pt AF
  • 100% VF
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • Dual CF/SD Card Slots
  • Price: Around $3500 USD
  • Announcement on February 27 or 28, 2012 (Depending where you are on earth)

This morning, CNET also reported the the same information. Supposedly, Canon has not decided on a name yet (Canon 5Dx or 5D Mark III), they can still go off into left field and call it the Unicorn. No matter what they call it, the camera is sure to be the next favorite for Canon enthusiasts. I know I am looking forward to this.

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