I'm a father, husband, marathoner, half marathoner and regular runner guy hoping to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle especially in the African-American community.
Project 52: Week 3 Review - Circles, Contrast & Metal
So, this week's theme was easy, but at the same time it wasn't easy. Circles, Contrast and Metal are everywhere. My original thought and intention was to go around and take pictures of every metal circle that i could find... but I resisted that impulse. Why? because I would end up with just another group of so-so pictures. Instead, my ultimate goal with this project is to take pictures that are good enough to enlarge and mount on someone's wall somewhere.
So, the first pictures that I took on this theme were of a rotunda/traffic circle on NC State's Campus. There are a bunch of annoying, interesting, and well place rotunda's on this campus. I was actually standing on top of a wall at about 11:30 at night taking this picture. Unfortunately this wasn't one of those time when I was carrying my tripod with me. I would have loved to have created a longer tail-light and headline trail for this shot. Maybe I'll go back one night. To combat the unsharpness of the photo, .. instead up pumping the sharpness up, I pumped up the contrast to give it a different look.
The Same night, in downtown Raleigh. Another example of a picture that would have been better with a tripod. The next day it snowed and I got some so-so pictures of contrast. But the pictures that I really liked were taken on the last day of my weekend challenge. On our way to a pottery class I noticed a sign that said antiques and saw exactly what I needed. So, on our way home we stopped. I was amazed. For the most part, i was shooting from the hip because I was kind of uncomfortable. But it turned out great.. and I think I walked away with some pretty good shots.. So I guess it's on to next week.
I don't think I'll get yelled at by too many people for this.. But I decided to take my Camera Completely apart to fix a problem inside. OK, relax -- It was my dad's 20 year old EOS 630. It wasn't a 70D, 5D or 1DX. This camera is the very first SLR that I learned to take pictures on. So its pretty special to me. I''l probably never junk it...or sell it on EBay. So, It's been hanging around in the back of a closet somewhere collecting dust. But the digital camera age isn't the only thing that killed this camera. It's the battery drain issue. You can put a brand new 10 dollar battery in this thing.. and it'll be dead the next morning. I did some research and found a write up below on how to fix it. I also tried to record a video of the fix. This is from ... I've shortened the directions on how to fix it just a tad.. but here you go: my camera with the latch plate off the latch plate Here's a link to
So, since diving into the world of Photography, .. I've heard of this extravagant expensive pieces of machinery that take Amazing photos. They're usually reserved for fashion and product, photographers. They're called medium Format cameras. I won't be reviewing one of those things today -sorry. But, I'll get pretty close. A friend of mine kept telling me about this camera that she had collecting dust in a closet somewhere. So, Naturally - as a fan of Pawn Stars and American Pickers-- I had my hopes really high for something cool and unique. When she finally got around to bring this camera kit around... I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. The name is familiar.. the camera was not. But I was still surprised. Mamiya. A big, huge name in Medium format cameras .. next to Hasslebad and Pentax.. also used to make SLR cameras. In my opinion they seemed to be some pretty good quality cameras too. But the much smaller company folded under the pre
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