Archive for March, 2011

Dear Baby Girl, Happy 3rd Birthday!

March 30th, 2011 1 comment

Dear Baby Girl,

Happy 3rd Birthday!

What a year it has been! Your first trip to the Bronx Zoo, Sesame Place, Walt Disney World, but if I had to pick a highlight, it would have to be hearing your little voice.  You were a little trooper and you came through sooner than anyone expected.  It is simply amazing.


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Zip ties – so many uses, so easy to carry

March 25th, 2011 No comments

In this part two of what I am now categorizing as “What’s in my camera bag that isn’t necessarily made by a photographic company” allow me to introduce zip ties.

Ziptie assortment

They come in all sorts of widths, lengths, colors and materials. They are typically plastic but also come in stainless steel, and ones with a place to write a label on.  They weigh next to nothing, and cost just pennies, so why not carry a small assortment with you. When gaffer’s tape might not work, they can save many broken things, bottom line, they are just for cleaning up cable messes. Read more…


Gaffer’s Tape to the rescue

March 10th, 2011 No comments

I know many folks think of duct tape at the king of tapes, but when doing things photographic, I always carry some quantity of gaffer’s tape.  If you aren’t familiar with its properties, think of the painter’s tape, with its low residue leaving properties, but on a whole other level of stickiness, and with the cloth like durability of duct tape.  I’m not sure where or how long ago I read the tip, but I highly recommend taking a small amount of the gaffer’s tape off the big roll and wrapping it around an empty pill bottle so you can toss it in your bag without having an entire sort of heavy,  roll with you.

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