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    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2011
    hello again.

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    It's my birthday tomorrow. I hate my birthdays.

    Went back to the house and grabbed an old 50mm f/1.8 lens that's been neglected in a drawer for god knows how long. I quite like the DOF when it's wide open like this.
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2011
    The internet's David Lejeune: Your camera does your face an injustice, sir.
    That is all.
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    This is possibly true, my face seems to transform when a lens is pointed at it. I still wonder what that picture Zo took of me a couple years ago looks like.
      CommentAuthorLee Edward
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2011
    Lord of Limbo - 2011

    Maybe not my Rock God look. *shrug*
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    I tried a SPIT experiment. I went hiking a few days ago with my wife and daughter and was taking lots of pictures. At random intervals, I turned the camera on myself and snapped, without stopping what I was doing or saying (including a couple of macros).

    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2011
    Experimenting with some DIY photo equipment - this time a beauty dish for off-camera flash.

    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2011
    Happy birthday, the internet's David Lejeune.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2011
    @FC, I am totally on board with DIY camera equipment, I used to use a chinese soup take-out plastic container as a replacement for a Gary Fong Light Sphere (until I found a $5 knock-off in a New Delhi camera shop) but the beauty dish is one of those pieces of equipment that I think you cannot fake. There is some decent diffusion going on here but it doesn't create very flattering light. I have wanted to build one for a long time but honestly I don't think it is worth it. Just gonna have to suck it up and wait for the day when I can afford the real deal or else bill a fully equipped studio to the client.
    Technical rant aside, nice portrait, Ms Chan!
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2011
    @Bankara: The dish is incomplete and the design will likely be reworked by the time i call it 'done'. The shot was also a quickie taken no more than maybe 1m away from the dish, not ideal, but i'll admit i was not really up to running down to the car to pick up my extra tripod in the middle of the night. I'd like to give this a bit more experimentation. From a theoretical point of view, if the conditions being created are similar, why should one cough up a three digit sum when something similar for considerably less will suffice? I have seen some excellent shots made with DIY dishes and some not so great ones with 'pro' ones. I would like to spend my money on flashes and lenses rather than overpriced reflectors and diffusers.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2011
    Psst, Florence. There's something for you in the Draw Each Other thread....
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    I'm like a Gumby villian.

    like a Gumby villian

    My head is so fucking square.
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2011
    Turns out I can echo @Oldhat nail polish and glass holding; no singing, though.
    Nails and Glass
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2011

    Because I'd never used a photobooth before.
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    I think we should have a photobooth trend.
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2011
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    Also working. My work just involves more alcohol and less axes. Must find a way to change this.
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    @dorkmuffin: I'm trying to remember the last time I've seen a photobooth. And those expressions are wonderful.
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2011
    the replacement implant, 6 months later. the two teeth flanking it are caps with silver pins going into the roots.

    replacement implant, 6 months later
    apparently all is well implant-wise, MUCH better than the last time, when i had to get the previous one taken out & replaced, ratcheting it in ("we need a little more elbow grease, here"). without enough novocaine, mind.
    • CommentAuthorD-
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2011
    testing the slowshutter app.