COBA Holiday Party Photos

The final meeting of 2008 and the last meeting in Stanford’s Cordura Hall was held last Wednesday. Members heard two great presentations from Oliver Klink on the parallels between wildlife and people photography and Edward Casati on the San Francisco Lines Ballet Dance Company Calendar. We also had our holiday party; thanks to everyone who … Continue reading COBA Holiday Party Photos

COBA Meeting Location in 2009

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at our final COBA meeting of 2008. Tomorrow night’s presentations by Oliver and Edward are going to be great; plus, it’s our end-of-the-year Holiday party! Longtime COBA members will remember we had to change locations in 2006 after the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center changed its policies regarding outside groups … Continue reading COBA Meeting Location in 2009

Bird Photography, Creating a Dance Calendar, and COBA Holiday Party

The Holiday Party and final meeting of 2008 for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm. Bird Photography Why photograph birds? Birds are beautiful creatures. They are also interesting. They lead fascinating lives. They … Continue reading Bird Photography, Creating a Dance Calendar, and COBA Holiday Party

Hold the Noise: Hands on with the Canon 5D Mark II

At last night’s COBA meeting, Jim Rose brought with him a production Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the hotly anticipated replacement for the original 5D. I was very interested in seeing the high ISO noise characteristics of the new camera, and it did not disappoint. Jim asked that I not upload any photos that I … Continue reading Hold the Noise: Hands on with the Canon 5D Mark II

5D Mark II with Jim Rose, Political Photography Part II: Jared Polis, and What Would You Invent?

The November meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm. Canon 5D Mark II with Jim Rose Jim Rose from Canon U.S.A. has received his sample EOS 5D Mark II and will answer … Continue reading 5D Mark II with Jim Rose, Political Photography Part II: Jared Polis, and What Would You Invent?

Political Photography, Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Photokina Wrapup

The October meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm. Photokina Wrapup Photokina 2008 is happening right now in Cologne, Germany. We’ll have a recap of the most exciting news from the event … Continue reading Political Photography, Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Photokina Wrapup

Windows Home Server and Video/Photography Convergence at September 10, 2008 COBA Meeting

The September meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm. Windows Home Server (WHS) Edward Casati of Unbound Photography has recently switched to using Windows Home Server (WHS) as his main ‘bulk’ file … Continue reading Windows Home Server and Video/Photography Convergence at September 10, 2008 COBA Meeting