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Santa Catalina School
Santa Catalina School

I spent two days working at Santa Catalina School, (Monterey, CA), and at the end of the second day I went out and capture some pictures of their facilities because I have never seen a K-12 school look so beautiful. This is what landscape architecture majors dream of designing. Unfortunately I didn’t may much attention to each shot as I had limited time, so most of the pictures were set for Auto at ISO 200. I should have done a -1 EV for the outdoor shots, and better yet brought my circular polarizer filter. Someday I hope I’ll be able to return and take even more pictures. [ Read More... ]

What Is S/MIME Email and Why Should I Be Using It
What Is S/MIME Email and Why Should I Be Using It

During the WWDC 2011 keynote, Apple announced that iOS 5 was going to have the capabilities of S/MIME. With that new feature announcement, it becomes a perfect topic to kick off my Foundations segments. In this article, I will describe what S/MIME is and why people should use it, interest everyone to use it now, and once iOS 5 comes out you will appreciate the fact that S/MIME email is now available. [ Read More... ]

Hey Look... This Thing Works!
Hey Look… This Thing Works!

I have had intentions for some time on using my site for something other than announcements of Macworld/MacTech sessions, photographs while traveling for my job, and a simple resume placeholder. Now that WWDC 2011 is over and Apple has announced that Lion will be released in July with iOS 5 coming “this fall”, it seems the perfect time to start sharing knowledge with anyone who cares (my guess a total of five… maybe six people). Note: I will not violate my NDA with Apple. I know there are plenty of other technical (and rumor) sites that are going to be first in releasing information of what is new or “how to” articles, but that is their choice… and that blatant disregard of an agreement is not for me. [ Read More... ]

Squirrel River
Squirrel River

This set contains pictures during my Alaska trip in 2011. My Alaskan family flew me out (along with a camera crew from National Geographic) out to their camp down the Squirrel River. It was a wonderful time, one of those memorable moments that you wish you could describe in words and capture in pictures knowing they will never do justice to the experience. [ Read More... ]

Sunrise in New Mexico
Sunrise in New Mexico

I was recently in Las Cruces, NM for two days for work. On the first day while driving in to the clients location, I was amazed with the beautiful sunrise over the San Andres Mountains. I left the hotel a little earlier the next day to make sure I could get at least one decent picture. The hard part about sunrises (and sunsets) is getting the full detail of the land. The sun will usually wash out all the detail of anything close to where you are taking your pictures. To compensate for this I tried to snap three pictures (-2, 0, 2 Exposure settings), then used my Hydra plugin in Aperture to combine all three picture for enhanced detail. This is also called HDR photography. [ Read More... ]