Monthly Archives: July 2018

Yes. It Seems Like The Right Word.

Today I’m in Kansas City, Missouri USA. Right about in the middle of the United States. I was thinking of how much fun it has been to be traveling with Pat, my wife and Maggie my dog. We’ve been visiting family all along the way and at this point, we have about 7,000 road miles under our belt. I can’t believe the joy and comfort we’ve experienced seeing all the friends and family along this road.

 

 

I telling you, if you ever have the chance to take a month or so, no matter where you are in the World and think that you would like to connect and re-connect with those amazing Spirits you have gathered over the years, don’t hesitate. Make it so. You will never regret it. The rewards will fill your heart and soul.

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So as Bro. Dan put into words and music, “Time Keeps on Ticking’.” So get out there and do a bit of visiting. Shoot pics. Share them with me on Instagram. Just use the hash tag: #cellgrasplife. We love to see what you guys are firing off on your cell phones. I love your snapshots all the way to your post production artwork. So send away and let me share your posts. on CellGraspLife on Instagram.

iPhone Photo Tip: If you are using an iPhone, don’t forget that when you are on your home screen all you have to do, to bring up your camera, is to swipe your home screen to the left. Poof! Your camera comes right up. You are now ready to shoot that shot. Post it to your Instagram account and tag: #cellgrasplife.

Now it’s time to change the strings on my ukulele. It’s time. I mean, sure, it’s still going to sound like a ukulele, but it will be a cleaner ukulele sound.

If you play a guitar or ukulele, be sure and visit my next post. I have a way to use a shaker egg to give you that nice percussion sound as you strum. You’ll love it. I’ll post that in a few days.

Tomorrow, off to Roseville, Minnesota USA. The Road Trip continues. See you soon.

Have an amazing week this week. Be sure and follow me as I travel. It’s not lonely out here, that’s for sure, but I have a lot to introduce you to as I go. Sign up today. Don’t get left behind.

I’m also going to implement Periscope to hook up with you in real time now and then. I’ll put a schedule together when I figure all that out.

Please pick up the trash and recycle what you can. Thanks in advance – Mother Nature.
Light & Magic…

Capt. Paul
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Mobile Photography in the “Blink of an Eye”

Well it looks like today is Tuesday.  Hmmm, go figure. I’m on the road right now and it seems the days blend together, but I’m strapped to my calendar.  I guess that’s what I call my morning stretch, or maybe a conundrum.

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As you can see in the above photo, a comfy sunset.  We were cruising off the coast of Fort Myers Beach, FL.  Panacea’s aft deck is the perfect place to hang for that moment when the sun sinks into the sea.

Life is chock full of what I like to call, “Blink of the eye” moments.  That one fraction of a second where the brain captures a snapshot.  I think this where mobile photography was started.

Cameras started out as quite large bulky pieces of equipment.  Today we have the luxury of having a great camera integrated with our phones, so it’s easy to whip it out and snap that moment in time.

For the most part, they are pretty good cameras for what they are designed for. A good lens, easy to use, just enough manual control to get the shot you want.  All pluses in my book.

I was just in Spain recently and my camera phone came in pretty handy.  As you can see,  it can take a photo that shows the family or friends or a landscape you don’t want to forget, or you can take a moment that you want to take your time with and set it up for the right exposer, background and content to be able to take it into some crazy inexpensive app and do your post production work to make it sellable.

This is the first step in the process of taking mobile photos.  That thing in your brain that says, “I want this moment to last for ever in pixels.”  When you see that view, take the time to actually blink your eyes, like the shutter of a camera.  If you still want it, take that phone out and snap the shot quickly or set it up for a future project.

I snap several shots, a second or two apart, so that I don’t get home and say, “Dang, they blinked or the sunset was blurred.

The most important part of this process is, when you take the shot, don’t stop and share it at that moment, unless you absolutely have to.  Don’t look at what you shot.  Trust that you did what you could and then drop that phone back in your pocket and enjoy the moment “Live and In Person.”  That way, you will be able to live the story, that you will be telling, when you share it.  If you don’t do that really important part, I promise you, you will loose the magic of what you just captured.

Of course, if you are setting up this shot for post production where you want to maybe print it or make it a feature somewhere, it’s okay to take your time and bust out the tri-pod, fill lights and get the best you can get.

But for most mobile photography, I like the “Blink of and Eye” method.  It works for me.

In any case, enjoy this amazing Tuesday.  Today I’m in Red Bluff, CA.  Tomorrow 110 degrees here.  I think it’s time to head to some altitude or something.  The spray bottle is loaded and the journey continues.

Visit CellGrasp.net for a free CellGrasp.  I need some reviews of the thing.  Also if you are on Instagram, tag your pics, vids and selfies with #cellgrasplife.  I love seeing what you are doing with your mobile photography.

Always remember, drop me your questions and comments, on this page.  See you here.
Sailing the Universe…
Capt. Paul – MasterGrasper
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Cough. Shaking the Dust Off This Blog.

My blogging skills suck. I get started and then I forget I’m blogging and concentrate on Twitter. Then Instagram. Oops, I forgot to keep track of the family on Facebook and Snap Chat. That’s okay, I’l get to them right after I update my three websites, read some marketing strategy manuals and downloads.

Oh yea, I have a sailing business. So let me get the boat cleaned, varnished and maintained so I can do charters on the Gulf of Mexico. Perfect. Now I can concentrate on traveling and sharing the CellGrasp Gospel worldwide.

Of course, that takes me away from the sewing machine which is producing the CellGrasps to begin with. Let me not forget to take the orders from the emails, sort, pack and ship.

It kills me that I wake up at my computer at 3:00 a.m.  with a page of “xccxccccccccccccccccccccccccc’s” on my screen while I was writing my 2018 Magic Lecture Notes called, “Magic Keepers, We Are.” But hey, it’s 3:00 a.m. a great time to shoot out some tweets on a couple of accounts I have.

No worries, It’s summertime. I’ll shut the boat business down and take a four month road trip to see family, friends, while introducing CellGrasps as Pat keeps the Garlic Shows going at 5 major Renaissance Festivals.

But after the grandkids go to bed and I’m up late at night while on the road, It’s easy to build some graphics for Instagram and Twitter, I’ll clean out my bulging in-box then…

Oh wait, It’s been months since I put up a Blog post. How did that slip my mind?

Such is the life of a Sailor, Magician, Creator and musician. I love my life.

So let me gather up some of the little note books I have laying around, organize some notes and start helping you get better pics, vids and selfies from your cell phone.

I promise by Monday morning, you will have a fresh blog with some cool things you can do to capture better pics, vids and selfies.

See you Monday morning right in the ol’ inbox.

Cheers!

Capt. Paul – MasterGrasper
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