Montag, 25. Januar 2010

Barcamp Klagenfurt 6th and 7th of February

There's a Barcamp in Klagenfurt!

And I did the poster for it!
I wanted to keep it all in green and chose a striped background (matte). Then I made a list of keywords from the last Barcamps and feeded that list into wordle. I used the print option of the java applet and printed it into an pdf file, which i opened in Adobe Illustrator and exported it as AI into Photoshop. Voillá - there was the tag cloud in a vector format in my PS file ;)

To make it visually more appealing I added a Frame with a slight drop shadow around it. Pretty simple :) I chose Aller as a font - I found it at smashing magazine.

Hope you join us at the barcamp. Unfortunately I'm in China at the moment and won't be able to attend this year.

the poster:

Barcamp Klagenfurt Poster 6-7. Feb 2010

If you want to print the pdf it can be found here (A2, CMYK, 300dpi)

Sonntag, 17. Januar 2010

Fixing my unsharp 18-200mm Nikkor

I bought this Nikon Lens (Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5 - 5.6 VR) 2 years ago and love it. A month ago it didn't focus at 200mm at infinity anymore - completely blurred pictures. The guys at the helped and told me that probably the front lens got loose. I screwed off my filter and saw that there are two small points where you can unscrew the lens. The lens was very loose. Just for fun I unscrewed it totally, cleaned it and put it on again. Now it's working fine again!

pictures of the procedure can be found on flickr.