Dave Bullock / eecue

photographer, director of engineering: crowdrise, photojournalist, hacker, nerd, geek, human

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2007 HDR Year in Review

Here is a short movie I put together of my HDR photos from this past year:

Note that the images aren't actually in order. If you're interested, the full resolution Quicktime movie can be found here [~100MB].

Update: My friend Steve Kesler asked me how I put this movie together. It was actually pretty straight forward. I just exported the images from my photo management application (LightRoom) and then in Quicktime I selected File > Open Image Sequence. I then selected the first image in that folder. It takes a few minutes to process the images and then I saved and uploaded in to blip.tv.

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links for 2007-12-31

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links for 2007-12-29

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links for 2007-12-28

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Downtown LA vs. Culver City

I've lived in both areas, and clearly Downtown LA is the winner... but once again, go vote you conscience.

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links for 2007-12-27

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links for 2007-12-26

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Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas (or a Happy Holiday if you don't celebrate Christmas) and a Happy New Year. I hope you have had a great year and I wish you the best for 2008. Enjoy your holiday and don't forget to send joy and best wishes to your friends and family.

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links for 2007-12-24

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Curbed LA : Best Neighborhood in Los Angeles

Clearly, Downtown LA has San Pedro beat, but vote your conscience.

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DV Expo 2007 on WIRED

DV Expo : WIRED News Gallery

Two weeks ago I shot the DV Expo in Downtown Los Angeles for WIRED News. The gallery went live on the front door of wired.com today. This is the first time I've had two pieces on the front door of WIRED News at the same time. I'm really really really looking forward to my first magazine assignment, if I ever get one!

DV Expo : WIRED News Gallery
Crosswalk Crew Detail of Grooves Crosswalk Material Melter New Crosswalk Contrstuction
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Writing and Being Edited

Like most people, I've been writing since I was a kid. Unlike most professional writers I never went to college. I guess that makes me somewhat of a hack. I have been blogging for roughly 5 years now. In that time I've gone from writing on my personal blog, to writing for LAist, to writing for blogging.la, to blogdowntown and now to WIRED News.

When I first started writing for LAist, I was excited. For some reason I thought my stories were going to be edited by an editor. As it turns out, the editors at LAist, don't actually do any editing. At blogging.la, the editorial policy is clear: there is no editorial policy. When I started writing for Eric Richardson on blogdowntown, he did edit my work, which I found helpful.

When I first approached WIRED about running some of my photo galleries, they turned down my pitches by said they would keep me in mind. At DEFCON this year they contacted me and paired me with their reporter, Kim Zetter. The next time WIRED got in touch with me was to cover their NextFest show.

I ended up writing captions on a little over half of the photos that ended up in the NextFest gallery. After Nextfest I covered the ASTRO show and that time I wrote the intro as well as the captions for the entire gallery. Since then I've been doing roughly 1 or 2 galleries a week for WIRED.

Being edited is a great learning experience for me. I like to compare what I wrote to what the editor and the copy-editor end up posting as the final piece. I haven't had any humorous interaction with the copy-editors like Siel had, but I'm guessing that the WIRED copy-editors are a little more hip than the folks editing the LA Times blog.

The more I write, the easier it becomes. I've also been reading Daily Writing Tips. Today's post was a collaborative piece consisting of 34 tips from various writers. I found many of them very helpful and I hope you do too.

EVS23 on WIRED News
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Electric Vehicle Symposium 23 : WIRED News gallery

EVS23 on WIRED News

Last week I stopped by EVS23 and shot some photos for WIRED News. You can check the gallery here. [Screenshot above hosted by flickr.]

Dorkbot Socal Presentation
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HDR Dorkbot Socal Presentation Notes

Dorkbot Socal Presentation

I have uploaded the slides from my HDR presentation last weekend at Dorkbot Socal. I am going to be giving an HDR workshop at some point in the next few months. Keep and eye out for more info about that. [Image hosted by flickr]

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Holiday Wish List

So a few people have asked me if there is anything in particular that I want for the Holidays. If you want to buy me a present and can't think of anything, check out my Amazon Wishlist. Thanks in advance!

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LAFD Twitter == Awesome

*UPDATE: 545 W 127th St* Unknown liquid leak from cargo container in vacant lot; @ 50 gallons on ground; NFD - Brian Humphrey###

LA Fire Department (LAFD) via TwitterMail at 21:11

*Hazardous Material Investigation* 545 W 127th St; TG 734-B1; FS 64, No injury; No evacuation; No further details; Ch:7,13 @8:39 PM -Bri ...

You can read more on the LAFD Twitter Page. My SAR Team also has a Cave Rescue Twitter Page as does the San Bernardino SAR team.

My Multi-Geek Personality
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My Multi-Geek Personality

My Multi-Geek Personality

Scott Johnson drew this poster of 56 geeks. I went through it and clipped together a composite of the geeks that I consider myself one with. Which geeks are you?