Friday, December 26, 2008

Organizing Workflow

It has been more than 3 months since my camera equipment was put into pawn. It has been a long and painful journey to get from where we were in August to where we are today. And, the money that I got from my camera equipment is what enabled us to survive the financial crisis that we were plunged into. And, finally, in less than a month, I will have my camera equipment back. And, as of this posting, I am putting everyone on notice (especially those who seem to think I am their private atm machine) that the bumming ends as of now. For those of you who are too damned lazy to get or hold a job you will now need to find another source of income. The only way you will ever get another dime, or any other kind of help, from me is that if you can show me that you are worthy of it. Period.

While I have been without my camera gear for the past three months I have been learning everything I can about how to use these sites to promote HKB Photo. Now, it is time for me to narrow my workload back down so that I will have more time to work with my camera. So,- here is my plan. I do not have the time necessary to keep up with social websites. However, I plan to keep this "Vox" site going, and I plan to post to "Twitter". I am also on "Rejaw", and will continue to work with it until I figure out whether it will replace my "Pownce" (Vox is making a big mistake if they keep Pownce closed or not.) And, that will probably be it between me and social websites. Then there are my blogs. My Wordpress blogs, "Trucks * Truckers * Trucking" and "Photography by Keith Birmingham" will most likely stay active. I say this because I have Blogger blogs by the same titles {Trucks * Truckers * Trucking and Photography by Keith Birmingham} that may ultimately be the blogs that I keep. (Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!) I am also working on two other blogs that I may add to my list of blogs that I hope to turn commercial. And, there will be more.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Glitch

I have hit another road block on my quest to get my camera equipment back. I get paid every 2 weeks. For some reason I only received about a weeks worth of pay. I will find out why when the office opens tomorrow. I figure my paperwork for the second week was probably late. Damn the luck.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Adding to Our Problems

As our goverment prepares to spend our money to try to rescue a failing automobile industry we should keep this in mind: The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.


Milton Friedman

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Sunday, November 30, 2008


Through the current reorganization process there will be few, if any, blog post. This includes all of my blogs. This should only last about another month, perhaps until the beginning of February, 2009. My time is being spent learning more about Photoshop, organizing my workflow, testing networking programs, and resting. I am trying to simplify everything I am involved with so that I can enjoy working and life. My daily post for networking purposes will now be made to “Twitter” and “Pownce”, and will include photographs. I am trying to build up a network of followers in each of these programs. Sooner, or later, I will start making contact with people that will be interested enough in my work to use me. Besides, it is fun to follow other people from other walks of life.  

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

It Is About Time

Life = Memories

If you have noticed a distinct lack of posting over the past few weeks, especially the lack of photos, there is a reason for this. My camera equipment, and most of my photos, are not with me. I am on the road, and they are in Las Vegas. I expect to have them back with me by the end of November, and hopefully much sooner. Suffice it to say that I believe things are finally getting better. However, even after I get the stuff back, I do not plan to post more than once/week in each blog, and maybe less than that. Instead, I plan to spend my time promoting my photography using other sources for awhile. And, I have another project that I hope to be working on. Until I have more time available my body is demanding that I slow down.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Shutter Speeds by Peter Gitundu

When it comes to professional photography you will have to learn all about the settings on your camera. As you go on learning about your camera and photography you will get to see that if you set your camera at aperture priority f/4 with shutter speeds of 1/250sec will produce the same exposure as setting the aperture f/2.8 with shutter speed of 1/500 as well as give you the same exposure with 1/125 at f/4.

You will come to learn more on how much shutter speeds you will need as you progress in your photography. You will need to know more about shutter speeds because it determines how you catch each second you are trying to capture. Shutter speed and the lighting that comes into the camera go together that is why you see that aperture is always involved when it comes to the speed you want to catch a certain picture. You can set the camera to catch each second without missing anything. Let's say you are photographing a football game and don't want to miss the winning play, then all you have to do is set the shutter speed and off course the aperture priority and you will get every second of the winning play.

It would be wise to learn all this before getting serious with your camera. Learn what settings you have to adjust to as well as what level of speed the shutter has to be and what aperture it goes with. Try and get tips from already qualified photographers and don't be scared to practice that is the only way you will get to know your digital camera better.

Peter Gitundu Researches And Reports On Digital Cameras. For more information on Shutter Speeds, Visit His Site At SHUTTER SPEEDS You Can Also Post Your Views About Shutter Speeds On My Blog Here SHUTTER SPEEDS
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Life On A Merry-Go-Round


Pauls Valley, OK. - Sometimes the more I work the less I accomplish. I left Las Vegas two weeks ago, and I have waisted no time. The leisure time that I have had has mostly been spent working on the computer, and I have accomplished a few things there. I have, however, spent time in the hospital, and have been forced to spend time doing "nothing". But, I am back in Oklahoma. And, yesterday I started the process of signing back on with WFX. I should finish up and be back on the road by Monday. Once again the trucking industry is coming to my rescue.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


The mission of this blog is to promote my photographic work. This will be done by publishing photographs and articles illustrating my work.