Category Archives: Technical

MacBoot: A Great Little Tool That Does Just What It Should

I’ve finally taken time-lapse photography a little more seriously and recently had a good time shooting this in Bangkok. I got inspired by the design and people behind The Chronos Project. At one point I realized that the slower 32GB CF cards I’m using in my 5D MkII were a bottleneck (the Bangkok time-lapse is 600 raw photographs) that was causing the camera’s buffer not to empty as fast as necessary. So, I bought a much faster 64GB card, dragged my Magic Lantern files (including my ML preference file that is on each of my CF cards) to it, and poof, nothing.


Then I recalled something about formatting 64GB or larger cards in this manner. That’s when I recalled a little Java app called MacBoot. I love software like this. It’s small, fast, and does one thing exactly right. I’ve always been drawn to small, specialized pieces of software. And, over the last few years I’ve been making a concerted effort to donate to the people writing these types of apps. So, if you are using MacBoot or Magic Lantern, send the creators some cash. Small independent software creators need support to continue doing such great work.


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Plywerk Update: Working With Plywerk Bamboo Art Panels Part #6

I’ve written my Plywerk update post for the supporting info for the last installment of my, um, longish how-to video. Take a look at the vid here: Working With Plywerk Bamboo Art Panels Part #6. I’ve listed links for the materials that I use for hanging my Plywerk-mounted prints in galleries and for clients’ homes. The tools are discussed in the video, but I thought I’d also put the list here.

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Careful With That Drill!

These are the basic tools you might have around the house already:

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How To: Working With Plywerk Bamboo Art Panels Part #6

Here is the last installment of my video series on working with Plywerk Bamboo panels:

Supplies used in the video:

Surflon Starter Kit, Size 2, maximum hanging weight 30lb. (14kg), color Bright, Surflon Starter Kit (Enough hardware to hang 100 frames)

100 1-1/16″ Triangle Picture Hangers with Screws (Enough hardware to hang 50 frames)*

Sakura 30061 3-Piece Pigma Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set, Black*

Waxman 4215495N 1/2-Inch Heavy Duty Bumper, Clear, Square*

If you have any questions regarding these materials or the tools, please post in the comments below.

Again, thanks for looking!

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How To: Working With Plywerk Bamboo Art Panels Part #6.

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How To: Working With Plywerk Bamboo Art Panels Part #5

In the fifth segment of Working With Plywerk Bamboo Art Panels I cover the simple, but important step of putting even pressure on the entire print surface and allowing time for the adhesive to set. Then I show the type of hardware I use to hang the panels on a gallery wall.

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Clean Gallery Wall Installation

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How To: Working With Plywerk Bamboo Art Panels Part #4

In the fourth part of Working With Plywerk Bamboo Art Panels I get show you how to trim and finish the edges of the print to be flush with edge of the panel. The edge finishing step is also a fall back if you should somehow slightly damage the cut edge of the print; it is an aesthetic choice… and a way to correct small mistakes. Bonus!

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Click To Enlarge: Botanica Obscura Print On Plywerk Panel In A Client’s House

This is a very delicate step, so slow and steady is the mantra. Check it out:

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