This is the first member of my gogos’ collection which I had promise to introduce! There are three wallpapers that you can download here; one studio shot and two in action!
We use different methods to get inspired. In fact, we need ‘different’ and ‘many’ methods to get inspired! and this inspiration could come in different forms, sometimes to help starting a new idea, and sometimes to aid finishing one! One of the methods I use is ‘object oriented photography’. By concentrating on a series of objects that have some kind of harmony within them, usually a collection, and paying attention to details you let your brain to do a lot productive processing in the background. This usually proves to be extremely helpful in situation where you are stuck in middle doing a project! e.g. modelling a 3d artefact in houdini!
The objects that I’m using for this purpose now are gogos (Crazy Bones) collectible figures. These little creatures that are originally based on the games children played with pieces of bone 2,000 years ago in Rome and Athens, provide me with enough variation and details to keep me entrained for hours! and taking photos of them is a delight! I’ve made a little studio for them where they can pose for the camera and the result is very satisfying! I’m planning to introduce the member of my collection here and soon there will be posts in addition to the gogos bar that will be appear in the right sidebar!
The other day I was thinking that there are so many things I need to do but there’s not enough time,made me wonder if even there’s any point in starting something, say a book, since there won’t be any time to work on them. In times like this you start to organize your time better and discover the time slots that you’ve been wasting doing nothing.
One of those times that goes to waste for me is when I’m on a bus or any other kinds of transport, usually I just listen to the music or day dream! and my imaginations are usually entertaining enough to keep me occupied during the journey , but the truth is that’s one of the best times to get some reading done! even when you are waiting for the bus (especially if you are waiting for the university transport which takes forever to come!), you can read a few lines which makes waiting less painful!
The other one which I recently discovered as well is when I’m cooking! last night I realized I spent 20 minutes just hanging out in the kitchen looking over my food! I didn’t feel I’m wasting my time but surely I could make a better use of it.
I’m sure there are other times during the day when we can make them useful as well, but if reading in toilet is one of the things you are wondering about now ! it’s not really recommneded since it might raise some health related issues. Check out this article from BBC websites which outlines some of them.
I recently used a canon eos 500d camera to make my last film “Trace“. The camera records a pretty decent HD quality video at 30 frame per second for 720p and 20fps for full HD (1080p – The processor is not strong enough to handle a faster frame rate for full HD unlike Canon 5D Mark II). There’s a very limited control over the video settings, however, there are ways to overcome some of them. Auto Exposure and white balance can be locked so the image won’t suffer from the sudden changes. When zooming in/out the brightness of the image may change sometimes which make the zooming function unreliable. As for the sound quality it’s usable to get the background sound but when you focus, the microphone picks up the sound coming from the lens. Overall, the video quality is acceptable coming from a still camera and with a possible firmware update from canon more video control should be available soon. To get a better idea of the video quality recorded with EOS 500d, watch the below video including some sample shots in different locations.
You can also download four raw video files to see how a video file straight from the memory card looks like.
Download Raw Files:
Sample 1 720p@30fps 18-55mm Lens(+0.45xWide converter)
Sample 2 720p@30fps 18-55mm Lens(+0.45xWide converter)
Sample 3 720p@30fps 18-55mm Lens
Sample 4 1080p@20fps 18-55mm Lens
sometimes there are interesting details around us,
but we miss them because they are so small!
like the reflections of the world in raindrops!
have you ever seen them?
To search a memory of an experience, you need to travel through your past, present and future,
and look for the remaining traces in your thoughts and memories,
and become united with them.
There are many Panorama makers software, but what distinguishes Photoshop, is the ability of the software to merge the photos that were taken without even using a tripod beautifully, without the need of retouching later! The process is very straight forward. You choose your scenery and take photos by a little angle change to cover the area. (for example If you’d like to have a 180 degree capture you better take 6 pictures with 30 degree angle difference.)
Then go to Photoshop:
file > automate > photomerge
the rest is even easier. Load your images, set the proper settings according to your needs and press ok!
Photoshop will take care of the rest and will create a seamless composition. use the crop tool at the end to get rid of the uneven sides.
Let’s see a few panorama photos made by this method:
Soon (hopefully!) I will finish making a 3 minutes short film called “Destiny” but how it was started is quite interesting! A few nights ago we did some random filming with my canon eos500d in surbiton area. Later and with the power of
editing we were able to make a symbolic story out of them which surprisingly fit nicely as they were missing pieces of a puzzle. Yesterday the filming continued and we made the second part of the story; ”The Ripple” and it made us think why not make a trilogy?The final chapter will be filmed in a different location that I will not reveal now! And it’s called “Destination”. If everything goes as planned the final version should be ready next week.