iStockphoto and their little rules for submissions. I'm kinda just doing this whole iStock thing for shits and giggles so that I can maybe make enough money to buy myself a 6 pack of Blue Moon every now and then instead of whatever other tasty beer is on sale, but it's really getting frustrating.
RVP50 is pretty much the shit. Shoot it at ASA40 and don't tell them that you did. Although it gives some freakin weird ass color casts under non-natural lighting. Like severe orange casts from the regular ass halogen bulbs in my living room and the usual green cast under flourescent bulbs. RVP also looks great in B&W. ironic considering the nature of the film.
Also, if you're sad about the disappearance of Kodachrome, shoot Velvia in the shade (or overcast outdoors, or the highly diffused light right around sunset. when I say highly diffused I mean it, you don't want those ridiculous sunset oranges showing up), and you'll get more or less the same color palette. see This Photo.
As a side note, a lot of people on flickr bother me. Like people who append their name with "gone for a while," or "not here right now," and then continue to upload photographs daily. -_- . for serious? like, what the fuck, make up your mind goddammit. if you're gonna be gone, then leave. I don't want to see you. if you're gonna continue doing your stupid little 365, then don't say you're not gonna be on flickr. liars.
other people who bother me are the people who have flickr accounts for their stupid cell phone pictures that they can upload with their Blackberries or iPhones. nobody cares what you saw today on your way to work. also, I hate people who use flickr to put up nothing but vacation photos and pictures taken with like a 4 year old powershot of their two year olds doing stupid two year old shit like trying to eat some fuckin legos or something.
I also really despise people who don't have any photos at all. like, why even bother making an account? are you just that desperate to get the attention that you'll never receive but find joy in knowing that your little insignificant comment on someone's picture will be read by somebody, thereby validating your existence as someone who "appreciates" "art."
apparently facebook changed its TOS, potentially granting them the irrevocable rights to use anything you put on the website for their own purposes. as if I needed another reason to avoid facebook as it is. more info Here.
i should really be 勉強するing my 漢字 right now but I'm just too damn much of a 怠け者。
Especially after playing Skate.2.
Seriously, I was all going down the steps to the muni and I was like fuck, I'm walking so slow. If this was Skate, I'd just kickflip nosegrind the escalator. it's like the perfect little hubba.
or rather, Canon makes overrated crap.
most specifically, the Canon 5d Mk II is an overrated, watered down piece of unadulterated CRAP. now, just so that it is known, I'm getting all this information from DPReview.com, probably the site I trust most when I need info on camera shit. Also, just so that it is known, the only modern Canon SLR that I can stand is the EOS 1V. That said, I'll begin on exposing the Canon for the hyped-up piece of crap that it is.
the 5D wasn't that great. the 5D2 isn't much better. Canon dropped the ball. This is supposed to be a professional-level camera mostly aimed at non-sports photographers, right, so why is there a fucking HD movie option even on this fucking camera. what photographer in their right mind would use a feature like this in the field, especially at a wedding when you've only got one chance to make the shot. maybe to give to an assistant to fiddle with the horrible AF performance (it is contrast detect, after all, like all live-view modes and movie modes in DSLRs). movie mode should have gone in the 50d, a lighter and more consumer-oriented camera that's probably better suited for the task, and a camera that would actually utilize it instead of feeling like it was an afterthought thrown in for sales.
Seriously, Renaissance artists, perspective? Glad you guys finally figured that one out. I was waiting with baited breath to see some fucking converging lines.
like really, you'd think it wouldn't be that hard. you see perspective with your eyes. like, converging lines, people far away are smaller, etc. you spent so much fucking time on getting the lighting right that you forgot the goddamn perspective.
HOW DID IT TAKE YOU SO FUCKING LONG TO THINK, "OH MY GOD I SHOULD PAINT THE WAY I SEE"
congratulations on finally figuring out that little technical bit.
p.s. impressionism kicked your ass all across town.