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    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2010
    Holy shit, @lexmachine. Holy shit. That first one especially.
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    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2010
    seriously, Lex Machina. you made distressed jeans look sexy -- to me, that's a massive accomplishment.
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2010
    <3 <3 thank you guys!

    @Allana Haha, they're not normally my thing either. The models made it very easy on me though. Especially the girl. Honestly you could probably slather that one in shit and I'd still want to fuck her. So delicious. But seriously thank you, I do really appreciate the compliment.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2010 edited
    Thought this might by Whitechapel-worthy:
    DSC_0201-L-N DSC_0787-L-C-A-N DSC_0236-L-N

    I put a name/copyright notice on these pictures, which is a first for me - would appreciate any comments on the design/placement/etc. I feel like it might be too obtrusive - I hate it when someone's mark completely obliterates the image - but at the same time I don't want to do myself down by making it illegibly small.

    The styling of the mark is, incidentally, consciously modeled on Clayton Cubitt's.
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    Very nice!
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    I couldn't tell if the broken candy was sad or not. It seemed so vibrant against the texture of the asphalt !

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    @ 256- Looks fine to me. Big enough to read. Well placed enough to not crop out easily. Small enough to be ignored.
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2010
    @ CinnamonAndSpite - I love the close-up. I can feel all the textures leaping out of the pic!
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2010 edited
    I like the new Polaroid film, but it's a good ide to read the directions online, because they're very different from the old days.

    1. Shoot preferably in temps 17 - 24 degrees C (63 - 75 deg F)
    2. Immediately cover the picture to keep it out of the light
    3 Hold the picture facing down 60-90 sec:

    Instead I

    1. Shot on a cold day
    2. Gawked at the initially blue color of the picture
    3. Fanned the picture back and forth

    All of which I used to do with Polaroid photos. Except for the blue part. In the old days, they were dun-colored until the picture resolved itself.

    The result was Example #1 -

    Amsterdam Dam monument

    Later I followed directions, but since the camera hadn't been used in years, it wouldn't always shoot. So I had my hand over the camera slot when the picture unexpectedly came out and I bent it.

    Example #2:

    Amsterdam Noorderkerk from back balcony

    Because you can learn from a bad picture as much as you can learn from a good one!
    • CommentAuthorkuru93
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2010

    You definitely need to shield the film from the light. I've been taping a darkslide on the end of the camera, which helps quite a bit, but full sun will still cause issues.

    A couple with px100


    dead tree
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2010 edited
    @thewaltonsare & william - good to get feedback, particularly positive feedback. Cheers!

    @bjacques & kuru - I can't tell you how glad I am to see that people are actually buying and using the new Impossible films. When I've got cash money for film and a decent camera I'll be joining your ranks, but in the meantime: Godspeed comrades!
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2010 edited
    that's so exciting; i didn't think the new polaroid was out yet. is it pretty easy to find in stores? i might have to send people out to scour the streets for me.

    edited, because clearly it is not easy to find in stores. :(
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    @Frekky Thank you so much! Sometimes I can eek some performance out of my poor junky lil camera!
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2010
    @256 -- I'm conflicted on watermark/copyright size and position. For actual physical prints I'd go with something resembling what you've done. For the Web I prefer something larger that will definitely change the composition if cropped and take some time to clone out of the shot.

    There's only so much you can do to prevent your work from being ripped if you place it on the Web, but then the massive amount of great visual material published makes it likely that those up to no good will move on to an easier target if you take steps to protect your works.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2010
    The best photo I ever took:

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    There's only so much you can do to prevent your work from being ripped if you place it on the Web,

    Or you could just stick your information on it and use the "ripping off" as a form of free promotion.
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    Zoetica-That's a great pic!
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2010
    @thewaltonsare - Thank you, I'm very proud of it!
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    Oh goodness, zombie dinosaur dog is excellent.

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