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Workshop: The Art of Mobile Photography

Fire Island Lighthouse. Taken on the last day of summer 2009 (iPhone 3GS)

I’m pleased to announce a new summer workshop on mobile photography titled (fitting enough), The Art of Mobile Photography.

It is often said that “the best camera is the one you have with you.” In today’s world, that most likely means your mobile phone. The art of making images is less to do with the gear and more to do with the photographer. The core basic principles of photography apply whether you’re shooting with a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera or your mobile phone’s camera (i.e. iPhone, Android, etc.). In this workshop, we will explore those principles and what you can do to make better images without spending a great deal money and have fun in the process.

SpinLight 360 Modular Flash System Demo'ed at PhotoPlus Expo [VIDEO]

Here’s another video from the floor of the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in NYC in 2012. This one is a demonstration of the modular camera flash system, the SpinLight 360. As with the previous demonstration video from this show that I had recently posted, it had been delayed for release due to the ongoing recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy here. The video was shot entirely with an iPhone 4 using the AR-4i (which I’ve concluded it doesn’t get along well with iOS 7 from my experience here now shooting the intro for the demo).

Doctor Who in NYC and Other News Plus Feedback Are Included in Doctor Who: Podshock 269

Doctor Who: Podshock 269

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 269
Running Time: 1:35:08

Doctor Who related news, feedback (Gary, Scott, Blue Box Bill), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Taras Hnatyshyn.

Sonic Newsdriver (14 April 2011) - Doctor Who News and Happy Birthday, Peter Davison

The Sonic Newsdriver 20110414
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 14th of Apr. 2011

Happy 60th Birthday, Peter Davison, the 5th Doctor on #DoctorWho! Included in these photos I took through the years is one from his 34th birthday.

In this episode: Doctor Who is Back in America (live report from Anthony Burdge on line for the DW Preview Screening in NYC), Return of the Cybermen, Better Late Late Than Never, Insider Outsider, The Dark Knights Gets a Burn, Teasers - Previews - Prequels - Oh My!, Birthday Babies and more!

Instagram InstaMeet on March 24th in Long Beach, New York (Long Island)

Instagram

If you follow me on Twitter @LouisTrapani (or Facebook), you will probably already know that I use Instagram a good deal even though I only post a fraction of what I take to Twitter (I try not to flood my Twitter feed with all the photos I post to Instagram. Perhaps that will change at some point, in the meantime, if you are not using Instagram itself (currently only available for the iOS) and following me there (username: LouisTrapani), you can catch most of my postings via my Posterous site). If you are not familiar with Instagram, see my post from October 2010 when Instagram had just launched, I was INSTAntly addicted: Insta-Addiction to Instagram.

Instagram is having a Worldwide InstaMeet on March 24, 2011. What is the Worldwide InstaMeet about? To quote Instagram's blog about it, "The goal of the Worldwide InstaMeet is simply to get together with other Instagrammers in your area."

Blogworld and New Media Expo Comes to New York

Leo Laporte Keynote at Blogworld & NME 2009Leo Laporte Keynote at Blogworld & NME 2009

I was very excited to learn that BlogWorld and New Media Expo are doing their first east coast event this May when they announced it a few weeks ago. Previous Blogworld & New Media Expo events took place in Las Vegas, NV. For once I will now be able to attend a expo without having to fly there (I don't mind the actual flying, it is everything else that is part of the commercial airline experience I could do without).

Matt Smith Explains How He Prepared For His Role in Doctor Who

Matt Smith explaining how in preparing for his role as the 11th Doctor in the long running BBC series, Doctor Who that he studied quotes of Albert Einstein. Recorded at the US premiere of the 2010 series of Doctor Who at the Paley Center for Media in New York, April 2010.

Also see Karen Gillan explaining that anything is possible in Doctor Who at the same event.

Doctor Who: Podshock LIVE from NYCC with Tony Lee and Breaking Gallifrey 22 News with Shaun Lyon

Doctor Who: Podshock 225

"Tell me on the way Brigadier! Tell me on the way! You must cultivate a sense of urgency."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 225
Running Time: 1:15:11

LIVE from New York Comic Con with special guest, Tony Lee @mrtonylee (Doctor Who: The Forgottenand the ongoing Doctor Who comic series by IDW), plus breaking news on Gallifrey 22 with Shaun Lyon, Doctor Who: Demon Quest 2 - The Demon of Paris, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Ken Deep ( @kendeep ).

Anneke Wills is Interviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 224

Doctor Who: Podshock 224

"How dare you follow me into the TARDIS! The distractions… I really thought I was going to be alone again."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 224
Running Time: 1:37:13

Interview with Anneke Wills (Polly in the 1st and 2nd Doctor eras), Join Daphne Ashbrook in NY Celebrating 25 years of Gallifreyan Embassy, David Tennant Recalls Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara on Absolute Radio, Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, news, feedback, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Doctor Who: Podshock Live NYCC Recording with Special Guest, Tony Lee is this Sunday

Doctor Who: Podshock returns to Manhattan this month for another live recording at New York Comic Con (NYCC). Taking place at 4pm on Sunday, the 10th of October 2010 or simply: 10•10•10

Tony Lee and the White RobotOur special invited guest is the one and only Tony Lee!

NYCCAlthough this is our second live recording of Doctor Who: Podshock in Manhattan this year, it is our first at NYCC. The convention runs from Friday, the 8th to Sunday, the 10th of October at the Jacob K. Javitts Center in New York, NY. For further details about the convention including ticket prices, visit their website, newyorkcomiccon.com.

Doctor Who: Podshock Celebrates 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy with Daphne Ashbrook

Come and join us for a very special event celebrating 25 years of the Gallifreyan Embassy on Tuesday, the 16th of November 2010 with our very special invited guest, the lovely Daphne Ashbrook!

Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

We have been celebrating the quarter of a century mark of the Gallifreyan Embassy all this year. If you missed our last big event in May, here's another opportunity to join in on the fun!

Daphne AshbrookJoining us at the event is the always lovely Daphne Ashbrook (Grace Holloway in the 1996 Doctor Who movie).

Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Time: 7pm Eastern until (to be announced)
Location: Eleanor Rigby's • 113 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, NY
Cover: $20.00 (Podshock Supporting Subscribers receive a 20% discount)

Eleanor Rigby'sThe event is taking place at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY. As you may have guessed by the name, it is a Beatles themed venue. It is very accessible from the LIRR train station as well as the Long Island Expressway and Northern & Meadowbrook State Parkways and there is plenty of parking in the rear. They offer a varied selection of menu options for food and beverages. Visit their website for more details and menu offerings. (Please note that the cover charge does not include food or drinks).

For 25 years now the Gallifreyan Embassy has been celebrating the adventures of a certain Time Lord through time and space. Now we are coming together to mark the milestone at this event which is open to everyone (you don't need to have been or be a member of the Gallifreyan Embassy).

A Day of Reflection and Looking Forward

As this day draws to a close. Nine years onward since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, I made some observations. First, I must say that I have yet to turn on my television or visit any mainstream news websites or have been exposed to any what I was informed would be taking place in Manhattan today. I suspect some people chose to make this a day for leveraging the election season in one way or another. That is not what I am writing about now.

What is left of a fire truck responding to the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. 

Contact me if you are interested in using this image or would like prints.
© 2010 Louis Trapani arttrap.com

Photo Walking 2010… Officially.

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After participating in last year's Worldwide Photo Walk (WWPW), I contemplated leading a walk myself this year. Before I knew it, it was July already (the month of the walk). When I checked to see what walks were available locally to me this year and saw that there were none, I immediately scrambled organizing a walk myself. Once I had the details worked out, I proceeded to submit my application to lead the walk prior to the posted deadline only for their website to erroneous tell me that applications were no longer being accepted past their deadline and therefore would not allow me to submit it. There was no recourse either.

Waiting for the Fireworks

The following is a quick test to see how the iPhone 4 using the iMovie app could shoot, edit, and upload video to share on the net all from the device on location. It worked out fairly well. I'm impressed. The video isn't uploaded in HD though, even with wi-fi. That would be the only real negative now.

Doctor Who: Podshock 207 is Live in NYC with the Writers of The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who

Doctor Who: Podshock 207

"Why are Earth people so parochial?"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 207
Running Time: 1:25:13

Live from Fiddlesticks Pub and Grill in Manhattan (NYC), we interview the writers/editors of the new book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who including Anthony S. Burdge, Jessica Burke, Kristine Larson, and Melody Green.

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