FilmLab beta 0.1.2 added support for older phones, including the iPhone 5. Since I happen to be holding on to my iPhone 5 for some unknown reason, I figured I’d test it too, and, God willing, I’ll continue to test both in future releases.
For this test, I tried: Superia XTRA 400, shot in the Nikon FE with the 35mm f/2 D; FPP RetroChrome, shot in the Nikon FE/35mm f/2 D combo and the Sprocket Rocket; hand-rolled Konica 160, from the Olympus XA; and Kodak Portrait 160, from the Yashica Mat-124.
1 dumpster-dived pallet + 1 hammer + 1 hand saw + buckets of sweat + a few scrapes + a couple of bruises + a tiny bit of blood + a pinch of swearing + much praising of Allah azza wa jall, without Whom I would have neither the strength nor the ability =
A couple of weeks ago, I ran across some paintings and photographs by Marilyn Minter. I remember seeing her photographs of Pamela Anderson in Parkett back in 2007, long before I was interested in photography at all, and coming across her work now—particularly ones where there’s a sheet of wet and/or broken glass between the viewer and the subject, or where the dripping glass is the subject and some human part-object dissolves to form a splash of color and recognizable form in the background—made me want to build something and start shooting in the studio again.
After the FG stopped working properly, I sorta laid low on the photographic front, processed film, made a video, and got caught up on my photographic to-do list while the rain poured down outside and Mom went about her usual activities.
I shot with the phone some on the way to Arkansas, a tiny bit while there, and a whole bunch on the way back: 150 in all, most of which are absolute garbage. That’s what you get with spray-and-pray type hipstamaticing, as with other types of spray-and-pray shooting in general. If I had more time to really play with all the lens and film filters and combinations, I’d probably get far more quality out of it, but my photographic hobby is a bit schizophrenic at present (more on that later), and I don’t have time to do everything I’d like to do.
So I set Hipstamtic to swap lenses and films at random, and just shoot away, and hope that something comes out. Whether or not anything did, you’ll have to be the judge. Continue reading “drive-by Hipstamaticing”
A couple of weeks ago, my newish boss realized that almost the entire office was not following the Lunch Break policy, and so mandated that we all take lunch breaks. I found it interesting that none of my previous 5 bosses chose to enforce the mandated lunch breaks, but decided to treat it as an opportunity rather than a punishment, so I started going for walks around the office park and its environs and posting pictures to my tumblog.
It now seems that lunch breaks might not be required after all…
A previous boss checked with the HR rep for his department, and that person said that the important part of “lunch breaks must be at least thirty minutes” (in Texas, anyway) is the ‘at least thirty minutes’ and not the ‘lunch break.’ The HR rep for the department my current boss falls under thinks it’s the lunch break part. Hopefully they’ll come to some sort of agreement.
Part of me hopes that they’ll decide it’s the 30 minutes, in which case, I’ll likely go back to not taking a lunch break and leaving 30+ minutes earlier. The rest of me hopes to continue this project.
I need a good project. Whether or not #lunchbreak makes a good project remains to be seen, and I’ll never know if I don’t keep it up.
The above, and this one here, are outtakes from the first lunch break. I didn’t share anything that day. So far, the published #lunchbreak shots have been shot (or processed) with Hipstamatic on the iPhone 5. I’ve shot some film with the LC-A and some ORFs with the C-5050, and if any turn out, I’ll probably share them here, or file them away for rainy days.