.diy.

31 03 2006

Bothack has an interesting article about home photo lab processing using household products. Very interesting read. Check it out here. Check out the rest of his blog too, cool stuff.


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.alas.

28 03 2006

I guess it wasnt meant to be. I had to return my poor little medium format camera. Shutter failed on me. Oh well. Maybe i’ll look for a replacement one day.





.c-3.

26 03 2006

Well I got my hands on a Mamiya C-3 for a really decent price. It’s quite beat up and missing some parts, but it seems to work. I’m going to be throwing some film in it soon and hopefully have my hands on a light meter soon. You know what, this thing is 20 years older than I am, and I love it already. You could literally kill someone with it, it’s so solid. Got it with a pretty nice looking 80mm f2.8 lens. I’m excited.

sidetop

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.expansion.

25 03 2006

m&m'sI’m looking to expand into the medium format film world, probably going to buy a Mamiya C-3 TLR. I can get a pretty good deal on one, but I need to get a handheld light meter. Problem is, they are almost as expensive as the camera itself. Anyone know of a good one that I can get for cheap? On top of that, I need to get some kind of film scanner, either a dedicated one or a flatbed one with film scanning ability. Suggestions are open to scanners as well. I love the feel of medium format, especially the 6×6 format. Having square images is no problem for me, I like the simplicity. I’d probably take lots of candid shots on the subway, no one expects that you are using the camera when you use the waist level finder. People get way too self conscious when they see you bring a camera up to your eye. Anywhooo, about the image I chose to post today, it’s a photo from my photography class, part of the macro theme I’m doing for it. Something about the image makes me really want m&ms after I look at it. I did eat all of them when I was done with the photo shoot. They melted under the halogen lights a bit. lol. Anyone have any ideas for a photoshop or photography tutorial? If you do, let me know.

Technical Details
Camera: Canon Elan 7e
Lens: 105mm Sigma Macro DG
Filter: Yellow
Film: Kodak T-Max 400
Paper: Forte Elegance Semi-matte fiber


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.m.i.a.

23 03 2006

missing in action

I’m currently swamped with school work at the moment. As soon as some of the workload is lessened, i’ll be back with another meaningful photography related post. Sorry for the delay!





.comedy sunday.

19 03 2006

Bringing you a little laughter I hope this Sunday, courtesy of Overheard

Teen girl #1: Yeah, it’s totally true. I heard it on the olive branch.
Teen girl #2: “Olive branch”?
Teen girl #1: Yeah, you know. It’s going around…It’s a rumor. The olive branch.
Teen girl #2: You mean the grape branch?

–LaGuardia

Chick #1: Hey, who was Yasser Arafat?
Chick #2: Uh, wasn’t he the president of Mexico?
Chick #1: Kill me.

–Washington Square Park

Guy #1: You know the reason why human beings are not at the top of the food chain?
Guy #2: What?
Guy #1: Pez.

–Washington Square Park

Woman #1: Excuse me, how do I walk to the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge?
Woman #2: Just do it.

–Downtown Brooklyn


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.saving for web tutorial.

17 03 2006

Ever wondered how to resize and save your photos optimally for web display?

The tutorial can be found through the .photography. section under the .photoshop tutorials. page which contains the tutorial called .saving for web.

Comments always welcome. 🙂


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