Video Bug

So I bought a new digital video camera a month or so ago and lately I’ve really taken to making a bunch of “show-n-tell” style videos featuring various tarot decks that I have in my collection.  With each video, I’ve tried to keep some kind of consistent ‘subject’ that ties all of the various decks together in some way. For example; pre Rider-Waite decks, decks suitable for Ren-Faires (Renaissance Faires) or SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) events, etc. You can take a look at them here at my new-ish YouTube … Continue reading

Grand Lenormand in Translation – Part 14: Methods

This is the final short chapter of the French book I have describing the Grand Lenormand. It has taken me nearly a year to finally get it finished, I hope you have found this series useful! Thanks! _______ Methods for consulting your “Large Deck of Mlle. Lenormand” Now that you have discovered and studied the cards of the Great Deck of Mlle. Lenormand, here are some basic methods of laying out the cards used today. Additionally, you may find spreads that do not fit with their traditional interpretation because these … Continue reading

Grand Lenormand in Translation – Part 13: Nine – King of Hearts

I apologize for taking so long in getting this installment published – I have been super busy at work. Hopefully I will be able to get the final installment out quicker. This section finishes out the listing of the cards and their meanings. The last (very short) section deals with four of the more popular spreads that can be used with this deck. Enjoy! ______ Nine of Hearts [ Group: The Zodiac ] This card represents secret dreams realized. It also foretells that all of your wishes can materialize very … Continue reading

Macro Photography – A Primer

Macro Photography; What is it? First let me define the difference between Macro photography vs. Close-Up photography. Close-up photography is just that, up close to the subject of the photo. Sometimes this makes the subject appear larger than life on the final print or output medium. Macro photography is when the image of the subject is actually captured on the film or sensor at life size or greater than life size, which will always render the image larger than life on any print or final output medium that is larger … Continue reading

Busy Weekend

But it seems I don’t have much to show for it!  I did get a new YouTube video posted about some useful photo equipment to have if you want to do macro photography.  I had planned to also have a video of my photo shoot where I was actually using said equipment, however the mic wasn’t actually plugged in while making that video, so I will have to re-do that one.  Oh well, I need the practice anyway, so that’s at least something.  Once I get that done, I really … Continue reading