Monday, May 22, 2006

Hassel Weems Weddings Dot Com

Not posting too much here lately. Take a look at to see what I have been doing instead.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Hassel Photography

I was looking through my Web site stats just now and saw that I was found once by a Google search of the keywords "hassel photography." I clicked the link, and would you believe it, I am not hte only guy named Hassel in the world, but I am not the only Hassel who is a photographer. Admittedly, these other Hassel's are last names, but when your name is this odd you have to take it when you can get it.

Hassel and Funk

Peter Hassel

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Other Weems Reading Here?

A post on a photographer's forum by Jamie Owens got me thinking. Maybe there are some other Weemseses (as my friend Marc calls us) who read this blog. If so, please leave a comment and let me know.

Also, if you are a Weems and want a subdmain like, let me know. If you aren't posting porn or left-wing politics (not sure which is worse) I will forward the subdomain to you.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Science of Photography Lesson

Daughter and I were outside in the dark, getting something out of my truck. She had her flashlight, then found my LED flashlight while waiting for me. I saw an opportunity to give her a little photo science lesson. (For you Brits, a flashlight is a torch.)

I asked her if she noticed anything different about the light. She said "Yes sir. My light is pink and yours is orange." "You are right, but, I mean the light that is shining from the flashlights." "Oh, mine is kind of yellow, and yours is blue." "That's right! OK, which of those colors is warm, and which is cool." She thought for a minute, looked at them again, and said "The yellow looks warm and the blue looks cool."

Pretty good for a pre-schooler. She'll be a photographer by the time she's in first grade.

Monday, May 01, 2006

The Good Old Days

I remember when I was shooting with a Nikon D1 digital SLR, back in the old days. You would press the playback button and it would take maybe 10 or 15 seconds to see the picture. Now with these new D2Xs, the picture will appear before it finishes writing to the card.

Ahh the good old days.

Well, it's not quite like watching a print come up in the developer tray.

What made me thing about this was when Daughter made a cute picture on her computer. She wanted to print it, and asked if I would get her a printer. I told her that she could print on mine over the network. You could hear the excitement in her voice, "I can print?!?!"

I went over to her desk (yeah, our pre-schooler has a computer and a desk) and sent it to the printer for her. She stood by the printer, eagerly awaiting her picture. It made me think of waiting for a print to come up in the developer, or the modern equivalent - waiting for the camera to write the picture to the card so I can check the histogram.