Archive for November, 2008

FriendFeed’s Participation Rate

4 months ago, I set out to try and determine how many of my followers on FriendFeed were lurking and how many were participating.  At that time, FriendFeed was still very small and I only had 100 or so followers. During my analysis, it seemed that about 1/3 of those following me participated. Well, FriendFeed […]

Categorized: The Social Web

A Personal Photography Project – 2009

This morning on my commute to work, I was reading through Google Reader and came across Damien Franco’s post over at Your Photo Tips…“Start A New Personal Photography Project.” I realized, in the 13+ years I have been using an SLR camera (of the film or digital nature), I have never done a personal photography […]

Categorized: Projects

Revenge of the IMAX

Description:  As a photographer, rain can be your worst enemy or your best friend.  Rain provides the opportunity for a dull picture to come alive and the reflections to add new drama to any scene. Location: Downtown, Sacramento Date Taken: October 3, 2008 Camera: Canon 20D Exposure: 1/10 second Aperture: f/6.3 Focal Length: 17mm ISO: […]

Categorized: Photo Share

Review of 57 Photography Blogs – Part II

Almost two months ago, I reviewed 10 out of 57 photograph blogs suggested by fellow FriendFeeders.  Well, I’m at it again with another 10 fantastic photography blogs for you to check out and follow. In no particular order: I Love Photo Blogs by Rick Rick is constantly showcasing new photography blogs that are worth checking […]

Categorized: Photography

Romance in Vegas

Description: My second time to Vegas, I went for a soccer tournament and made it a priority to take one evening to myself and walk the strip with my camera.  I took a few cliche’ shots of the Bellagio and of other typical Vegas stuff, but when I saw this scene, that little voice inside […]

Categorized: Photo Share

All Aboard

Description: I had a little fun processing this photo and I am very pleased with the outcome.  I was experimenting with a process I’m calling “Lightroom HDR.”  It’s not technically HDR (High Dynamic Range), but it tends to have that appearance.  This photo was captured during the same outing as Night Train to Nowhere at […]

Categorized: Photo Share

The Best of You

Description: organized a downtown Sacramento neon photo walk last month that I had the opportunity to attend.  I met up with Thomas Hawk, Trevor Carpenter, and about 40 others (sorry, I’m very bad with names).  We walked all over downtown Sacramento, capturing as much neon as we could possibly handle.  I had a great time […]

Categorized: Photo Share

Brand Management with Google Alerts

After reading Louis Gray’s post this evening on brand reputation managment, it made me wonder for the billionth time, why are Google Alerts so elementary?  For a company that specializes in search, I’d expect, at the very least, the following options be made available: Exclude domains from your alerts. is one of the domains […]

Categorized: How Tos & Know Hows

Photrade is Hanging in There

I’m a little late on this, but since I wrote about Photrade a few weeks ago, I thought I would follow up. Back on October 23, Photrade experienced some “growing pains” at which time they had a database go down on them.  They were able to get the site back up and running relatively quickly, […]

Align those Horizons

I originally posted this tip on another blog I started awhile ago and decided to re-post it here.  I believe, this will be the first photo tip and/or trick I share here and hopefully far from the last. This post will discuss aligning your horizons in your photographs. Beginner photographers miss this one the most, […]

Categorized: Tips & Tricks

Camera Dreamin

Description:  During this outing, my battery ran dry and my backup failed.  I turned to my photo partner and he let me borrow his Digital Rebel XTi for the remains of the evening.  We continued to shoot in the lights reflecting off the Cliff House.  It was pretty dark and hard to see the entire […]

Categorized: Photo Share

The New Justin Korn [dot] com

If you are a Google Reader junkie (or any other RSS junkie), you should take a second to visit the site.  I’ve revamped it, added a few pages and features, and overall I’m hoping I made a better experience for you, my subscribers and readers. Here is a run down of the things that have […]

Categorized: Blog News & Alerts