Hello everybody! This year in addition to the printed version of the 2012 Oklahoma Cycling Calendar I’ll be putting out monthly “desktop” versions you can download for use on your computers. I took this at the Showdown at Sundown CX races, I hope you enjoy! – Robert
Hey everyone! I’ve spent the past few weeks putting together a new calendar featuring some of the photographs I’ve taken during 2011. I’m currently doing test-prints of it (to make sure it looks good) and should be ready to start shipping these out very soon. If you would like to order one please click-through to this web-page to get some more details and look at a few more preview pictures: http://www.rjbphoto.com/Sports/2012-Oklahoma-Cycling-Calendar/
I know this post is a little late but I just wanted to post an update to say I’ve uploaded the photos from Day 3 of the 2011 Tulsa Tough races. The easiest way to view the photos is to visit this event page that I’ve created, there is a slideshow and links to all of the galleries where I’ve posted photos organized according to the race.
I know I’ve gotten a lot of requests from specific racers and teams looking for photos and I’m getting along in processing those. I’ll keep you updated and should be getting back to you in the next few days. Thanks for the interest! Below are some of my more favorite shots from the races on Riverside Drive.
Here is blog post #2 with some new links for photos I took during day 2 of this year’s Tulsa Tough races. Here are a bunch of links (event page link coming soon):
- Day 2 Race 2 – Men’s Cat V 35+
- Day 2 Race 3 – Men’s Cat V Under 35 (includes crash photos from turn #1)
- Day 2 Race 4 – Women’s Cat III/IV
- Day 2 Race 5 – Men’s Cat IV
- Day 2 Race 8 – Men’s Vets 40+
- Day 2 Race 9 – Men’s Cat III
- Day 2 Race 10 – Women’s Pro I/II
- Day 2 Race 11 – Men’s Cat I/II
- Day 2 Race 12 – Men’s Pro Cat I
If you missed my earlier post I’ve also uploaded a bunch of photos from Day 1 at the Blue Dome District races. As usual, if you’re looking for photos of a particular racer I may have something that I didn’t upload, let me know and I’ll look through all my shots. Below are some of my more favorite photos:
I’ve started to upload photos from the Day 1 of Tulsa Tough. Click these links to go to the galleries:
- Day 1 Race 1 – Men’s Cat III
- Day 1 Race 2 – Women’s Pro I/II
- Day 1 Race 3 – Men’s Cat I/II
- Day 1 Race 4 – Men’s Pro Cat I
I’m not uploading as many photos as I uploaded last year but if you’re looking for any shots in particular please send me a message (I may have something you want). I’m uploading and processing more shots, and soon I’ll create an official event page with a nice slideshow. Until then here are some of my more favorite photos from the first night of racing:
Winners Are (according to the random number generator wordpress plugin):
- 1st Place: Monica Mullins — $100 print credit
- 2nd Place: Seth Likens — $50 print credit
- 3rd Place: Biff Stephens — $20 print credit
I will be e-mailing everyone who won an email with their codes soon. Also anyone who entered is eligible to use the code “FIVER” at checkout for a $5 print credit. I just wanted to thank everyone who entered this contest, and thank everyone who raced in and participated in creating Tulsa Tough. It was a wonderful, exhausting, exciting experience this year and I’m sure next year will be even better.
I really like running giveaways and I’ll probably be doing more in the future so stay tuned.
Also keep looking here or on my Facebook page for more details as I upload images from this year’s races. I’m getting ready to start posting photos from Day 1: Blue Dome Crit soon(ish).
Read this post for details about how to get some free prints:
I recently got new business cards and I’ll be hiding them around the courses this weekend. On the back you’ll find coupons usable at my online store. Some codes are good for free prints, others give substantial discounts. Look for my images (or ask for a card if you happen to see me out shooting).
To celebrate the kick-off of TT2011 I’m giving away free print credits. I’ll be giving away $20, $50, and $100 coupon codes to 3 different people. You can use these codes at my online store to order things like Float Mounted MetalPrints, Photo Stickers, Cards, or Postcards. With the $100 coupon you could even get a canvas print!
To enter, just “Like” RJBPhoto’s fan page here AND comment below on this blog post. You must enter your e-mail address to win, otherwise I won’t be able to contact you. If you’re racing for a team you might want to mention it / post a link as well.
Also: Everyone that enters will receive a free $5 print credit for the effort.
I’ll randomly pick winners Monday night at 8pm. I’ll announce info here on the blog and on Facebook, so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner.
Follow my Facebook page for updates about the photos I’ll be posting from Tulsa Tough 2011 this year.
I just finished creating a video featuring some photos I look at last year’s Tulsa Tough races. I wanted to put something together, kind of an advertisement, to let people know that I’ll be at the races this year and taking photos again.
I ended up using Animoto, and it was ridiculously easy. They integrate with Smugmug, so I was able to pull in all my photos already. I just had to choose what to show, arrange things, and write some text. Figuring out what I wanted to say was probably the hardest part. I wanted a kind of flashy theme, and energetic music, and I told it to show the photos quicker than normal to keep it upbeat. Then, I clicked the finish button and they sent everything off to some remote server to render and piece together!
The only other hard part was figuring out where to host the movie file. Animoto has built in hosting, which is nice, but I wanted a link that would play embedded within Facebook, so I uploaded to Youtube instead. They also support uploading back to Smugmug, but I find their player is kind of slow and bulky. Vimeo was another option, but uploading there takes forever and I’m still waiting in a queue for my movie to process.
This weekend I finished making the first panoramic camera and got a chance to shoot some film in it. Overall the results were less than desirable but I learned a lot from the process and I think I’m going to keep working on building more homemade cameras. The shot I was taking above appears in the left frame on the picture below.
10th Street & Boston Ave. (left) and Bartlet Square during Mayfest (right), 8 minute exposures (more…)
If you’re reading this, I’ve switched to a new blog. Sorry to bother you. The new design should have more RSS options, so for example if you only want to subscribe to a specific category of posts that is possible now. The old blogger couldn’t do that.
Also that is a photo from a panoramic camera I’m making. I’m using the base template from Steven Monteau but since this is my first homemade camera it will only have 1 spool of film and be a lot more pieced together.
edit: Sorry for the RSS spam everybody. I switched feedburner and it though all the old posts were new.
The more recent wedding shoots that I’ve been booking have included a set of engagement mini cards in the portrait package. They’re these cool little cards that are printed on both sides in full color and can say whatever information you might like. Since I’ve been working in more panoramic shots into sessions a lot of the times they look pretty cool in the half-business-card size.
Just got done editing a bunch of photos I took during the past few days during the snow and ice storm we’ve been having. Hope you enjoy!
Twice a month a forum I regularly post in has a photo contest with a theme idea. For each contest the winner nominates themes for the next round and participants vote on which theme everyone will shoot for. It’s been a great way to try new things and shooting styles since the themes are generally broad in nature: fire, science, automobiles, misplaced, and so on. I went downtown this week to shoot and get ideas for this week’s theme: long exposures. I wasn’t really sure what to do but I’ve been in awe lately of the low hanging clouds that have been blocking some of downtown Tulsa’s taller buildings. I wanted to get a panoramic shot of the Bank of Oklahoma tower with clouds sweeping past it’s logo. (more…)
I found a tutorial on time-lapse video photography that is pretty cool and makes me want to try it out. Maybe when I get my tax refund I’ll put some of the money into the interval timer and tripod I’d need to pull it off. I think I already have a decent ND filter. Now I’m just trying to think of some places around town that I’d like to try it out. Downtown Tulsa is the obvious choice, probably Boston street. Brookside always looks nice lit up at night. There are a couple of cool highway overpasses that would look nice depending on how the sky looks (lots of clouds are cool, average skyline of Tulsa is pretty boring).
Canon TC80N3 Timer Remote Control from Amazon.com – $142
Edit: supposedly the TC-80N3a is the version that connects to the entry-level Canon’s since they have a different (cheaper) port. I’ve only been able to find it on ebay so far.