• Photo Offtopic Thread v.2012.1
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[QUOTE=Him1411;35416779]Elaborate bopie, i've never been to r/photography, do you mean like they don't appreciate the technically artistic things like camera obscura, brenizer or old film processing techniques etc?[/QUOTE] No, they'd love that kinda stuff and I do too, but that's all they recognize really, the technically artistic things. They generally don't appreciate finer ideas. It's more for people who think of photography as a whole, homogenous... I don't know, art? Versus it being a mere medium. [editline]3rd April 2012[/editline] It's a like a show and tell of who can impress with the biggest 'wow factor' than anything else. Aurora's, Scuba diving, insects, animals, sunsets, etc. [editline]3rd April 2012[/editline] The wallpapers that come with windows, vs stuff hanging in a contemporary gallery.
I'm just over my friends tonight and his grandad who passed away last year left behind probably over 1000 kodachromes dating back to 1960 i think, theres a suitcase full of them and some of them are really creative and good. I'll try and get some photos of some i find really interesting, I'm sure you guys would love to see them. He was born in 1920.
Ahhh i see, so its more of a massive e-peen 'i can do the most stunning thing ever' instead of how our community is all about experimentation etc
[QUOTE=communistcat;35412096]I'm repainting my own SLR and guess what colour I'm doing it, Black of course, But its a rather plain camera so I'm changing the leatherette on it, but what idiot would paint a DSLR at all. Also can I have a link to that.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/roiq5/successfully_painted_my_canon_dslr/[/url] [t]http://i.imgur.com/NwwKg.jpg[/t][t]http://i.imgur.com/tFxZt.jpg[/t] A friend of mine says his dad who used to be a photographer has a box of gear somewhere in his attic that he doesn't even care about, scavenging time. Today I found what seems to be the only decent camera store (read: only place i've ever seen that sells DSLR accesories and repairs cameras) in town today. I checked out some bags and tripods, gear I've been meaning to get. They had this local-made toploader with like an inch of foam and a [URL="http://products.lowepro.com/product/Stockholm-120,2202,3.htm"]Lowepro bag[/URL] that the guy recommended but I found sort of thin and more appropiate for a videocamera or something like that. Will probably get the toploader, I'm not planning on adding a lens to my collection anytime soon. Does anyone have any opinion on Weifeng tripods? :v: only thing I can afford atm. Also oh shit the guy I met yesterday is [URL="http://puu.sh/nMya"]so fucking good[/URL](er, compared to me and excuse the FB quality), I should ask him for tips next time we meet, or something.
Anyone willing to share their portfolio? I need some ideas of presenting my pictures and videos.
[QUOTE=communistcat;35412096]what idiot would paint a DSLR at all.[/QUOTE] [img]http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6416/screenshot2012040400000.png[/img]
That has made me madder than any picture ever from the DAAS
[img]http://files.petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2010/03/dslrpink.jpg[/img] Kai is best troll [img]http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/IDFCMHLtNl8/hqdefault.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.megapixel.co.il/mega/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Night-camera-550x412.jpg[/img] This is probably what I'll be using after bootcamp, infra-red and shit, not really sure.
[QUOTE=MoarFunz;35423718][img]http://www.megapixel.co.il/mega/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Night-camera-550x412.jpg[/img] This is probably what I'll be using after bootcamp, infra-red and shit, not really sure.[/QUOTE] I was going to make a joke about it being tacticlol but this actually looks pretty nifty You'll probably get droptackled if you carry it into an airport though
It does look 1337tacticool, but I won't argue with the army. And airport? it's not like I'll go to a vacation during my serving time :p
hi i'm photographically degenerative, can someone explain the difference between f-stop and aperture?
[QUOTE=lotusking;35428286]hi i'm photographically degenerative, can someone explain the difference between f-stop and aperture?[/QUOTE] they are used to described the same thing also has anyone here done any international shipping on ebay? someone just bought my minolta 50mm 1.4 (for $60, got it for $11 :D) and they live in Thailand, USPS ships there, does it use the same printing shipping thing, and do i have to pack the box better because it's going so far?
With regards to all the suspicion & paranoia. Indeed Moments 4 Life is a fully legitimate legal entity, a private limited company with our details made public by law with Companies house. Our company details can be found on our website in the terms and conditions page located at the bottom of the screen. Our company registration number is 07391274. With all due respect we are quite a new organisation. We registered as a private limited company in 2010 although listed accounts as dormant as at that time we was not quite ready to go live and take sales. Instead we dedicated time into building up the company, website, marketing material, contacts, etc. This will be amended accordingly once live accounts are submitted accordingly. Although we would love to meet each individual we deem suitable to come on board, given the vast nature of the recruiting campaign, (as we are expanding into the regions) to have face to face meetings with individuals from all over the UK would be costly and time consuming. This is truly a logistical nightmare, thus the need for our photographer details form to be so in-depth. Given the fact that you will be dealing with our clients directly, either at a confirmed venue, in a studio or within the confides of the customers home. In the interest of customer personal safety, we provide all our customers with the reassurance that we can authenticate and vouch for all photographers that carryout work for and on behalf of Moments 4 Life. As I am sure you can appreciate, it would not be best practice in deploying individuals of whom we can not validate. For this reason, to carry out photography coverage for us, we require all photographers to provide us with two different forms of proof of address (Eg: a recent utility bill, recent bank statement) and one form of I.D (Eg: Birth certificate, passport, driving License). Please feel free to omit sensitive information where necessary. With regards to payments, if you are not comfortable providing your bank details for bacs transfer payment, you have the option to be paid via paypal or cheque correspondingly. Please rest assured, that we are not here to de-fraud you or mess you about. But if this does not console you, then please only provide us details you are comfortable in divulging. If you are still in doubt or if you would like to arrangement a meeting with us personally, contact us via website [url]www.moments4life.co.uk[/url] Thankyou. [editline]4th April 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Jaanus;34507425]Yeah. This is [B]very[/B] sketchy. The website is mostly unconfigured, full of stock photos and broken crap. Terms of service buttons open a window with this: "You haven't configured any terms of service yet. Click here to change this text." Checkout system doesn't work at all and looks very broken. The guy keeps switching between formal and informal English in e-mails Facebook page is [B]full of stock photography[/B], 0 likes. [url]https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moments4Life/195415117222100[/url] Twitter has no tweets or followers [url]https://twitter.com/#!/moments_4life[/url] Some digging around gives me an e-mail: [email]mrsmith822000@yahoo.co.uk[/email] and searching for that gives only one result: [url]http://community.flixster.com/user/mrsmith822000[/url] But I'm still gonna go check the address they gave me just for the sake of it MOMENTS 4 LIFE LTD, [B]Unit K[/B], Coopers House, 142 St Norbert Rd, Brockley, London, SE4 2FH. Found the company registration number, looked it up on [url]http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/[/url] Note how in the company details the address is [B]Flat K[/B] (normal flat) but on the website and the documents it's [B]Unit K[/B] (rental space for companies) [editline]2nd February 2012[/editline] Maybe it's one of those scams where they set up a fake event I need to cover and then just steal all my equipment.[/QUOTE] With regards to all the suspicion & paranoia. Indeed Moments 4 Life is a fully legitimate legal entity, a private limited company with our details made public by law with Companies house. Our company details can be found on our website in the terms and conditions page located at the bottom of the screen. Our company registration number is 07391274. With all due respect we are quite a new organisation. We registered as a private limited company in 2010 although listed accounts as dormant as at that time we was not quite ready to go live and take sales. Instead we dedicated time into building up the company, website, marketing material, contacts, etc. This will be amended accordingly once live accounts are submitted accordingly. Although we would love to meet each individual we deem suitable to come on board, given the vast nature of the recruiting campaign, (as we are expanding into the regions) to have face to face meetings with individuals from all over the UK would be costly and time consuming. This is truly a logistical nightmare, thus the need for our photographer details form to be so in-depth. Given the fact that you will be dealing with our clients directly, either at a confirmed venue, in a studio or within the confides of the customers home. In the interest of customer personal safety, we provide all our customers with the reassurance that we can authenticate and vouch for all photographers that carryout work for and on behalf of Moments 4 Life. As I am sure you can appreciate, it would not be best practice in deploying individuals of whom we can not validate. For this reason, to carry out photography coverage for us, we require all photographers to provide us with two different forms of proof of address (Eg: a recent utility bill, recent bank statement) and one form of I.D (Eg: Birth certificate, passport, driving License). Please feel free to omit sensitive information where necessary. With regards to payments, if you are not comfortable providing your bank details for bacs transfer payment, you have the option to be paid via paypal or cheque correspondingly. Please rest assured, that we are not here to de-fraud you or mess you about. But if this does not console you, then please only provide us details you are comfortable in divulging. If you are still in doubt or if you would like to arrangement a meeting with us personally, contact us via website [url]www.moments4life.co.uk[/url] Thankyou.
cool story.
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blazing two month response time
moments 4 life? Good luck with your business venture, I guess. Our apologies if you felt offended by jaanus's accusation, but looking at the facts presented I don't think anyone can blame him, even now. The facebook still has only 10 likes, but doesn't seem to be stock images now, but everything still feels like it's mixed with high quality stock and strangely generic quality photos. also the copyright watermark on this celebrity pic- [t]http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425895_235683683195243_195415117222100_450000_125316489_n.jpg[/t] led me to this guy [img]http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7189/screenshot2012040422091.png[/img] I'm not even gonna keep digging into this
You know how if you scan C-41 black and white film as colour, it comes out with weird tints to it? Well, I really liked how the tint looked and today I got bored and wrote a program that generates a look-up-table from images like that, to apply them to actual monochrome ones, because I didn't really like what I attempted in photoshop with that. Example: input image to generate table [img]http://i.imgur.com/LoItW.png[/img] monochrome image [img]http://i.imgur.com/pIlxW.png[/img] output [img]http://i.imgur.com/H2Rxz.png[/img] Worked kind of alright, just need to figure out why the output gets so much darker :x [editline]5th April 2012[/editline] oh hey, fixed it [img]http://i.imgur.com/4CzjB.png[/img]
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It takes the non-monochrome image, converts it to Lab instead of RGB and takes averages of the a and b channels vs Lightness and puts them in a table. The darkening turned out to be because I should have converted the monochrome image to Lab as well and taken the L channel before applying the table, rather than using the values directly.
Boom! 4000 word assignment written today. Now, rolling a spliff, having a shower and heading to a party. Love you guys.
you too pick, have a toke on me :)
Starting using Instagram on Android (EWWWWWWWWWWWW) and its actually quite fun, silly playing with filters but I like not playing with sliders and having a nice list view of square photos. Camera got a bit of a new paint job when I lent it to my friend for his photo project. How should I go about cleaning this dirty beast? [img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-d3otmPdTxXo/T34PZbyMO8I/AAAAAAAAAsA/SsZhQwnwAIc/s720/20120405_223210.jpg[/img] [img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cn0cD4TzQxY/T34PgqFQOII/AAAAAAAAAsI/JC9faogCpXc/s576/20120405_223136.jpg[/img] [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PCg7ssU8vFI/T34PodMWtlI/AAAAAAAAAsQ/w-DRW4n0shk/s576/20120405_223119.jpg[/img] HE GOT IT ON ALL OF THE LENSES GOSH DARNIT DARIUS I WANT A REFUND
did it get on the glass? i'd just leave it like that. took me a while to ever notice it
Hell my camera got covered in white chalk. I just left it and eventually it got itself rubbed off. If it's on the glass though then get to cleaning that shit. What do you guys use as far as liquid solution on lenses?
clean his face with your fist
[QUOTE=Edthefirst;35445699]Hell my camera got covered in white chalk. I just left it and eventually it got itself rubbed off. If it's on the glass though then get to cleaning that shit. What do you guys use as far as liquid solution on lenses?[/QUOTE] to clean anything camera related I use isopropyl alcohol, it dries streak-free. [editline]6th April 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=BlazeFresh;35445707]clean his face with your fist[/QUOTE] you tell 'em angry Fry!
Front and rear glass is fine on each lens thankfully. He owes me lunch tomorrow! Pour some on any cloth and get to rubbing be okay H4Z3Y? [img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZtoVubJpwus/T34TpsDgdpI/AAAAAAAAAsY/ni6bE-x2k8w/s576/20120405_225037.jpg[/img] Oh my penguin!
I remember not so long ago someone was looking for the back of a something 220, as a replacement part. While doing research into camera stores in my area I've found a page of old camera backs and may be able to assist him. Anyone remember whom that was?
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