Ah, Nostalgia…

I just stumbled over this video that’s “trying to explain film photography to modern kids”, as somebody at PetaPixel put it.

I remember buying my first camera when I was a teenager, and I remember taking an insane number of pictures with it, even back then. Nowhere near as many as I do these days, of course, but still way more than the average person. I also remember the days of agony while waiting to get them back from the lab, and the sharing and the laughing.


Dabbling in HDR

Here’s my first more or less successful HDR attempt. I tried before, but never came up with a result I liked. I took these photos a while back while on a walk; I wasn’t really out with the goal to take great pictures, I just like to have my camera with me when I go […]


DIY strip light — finished

I finished my strip light (see part one of the documentation.) The material I used for the diffusor came from an old shower curtain, which was all white and made of polyester, and in look and feel it’s very similar to the material used in commercial light modifiers. I put some Velcro strips on and […]


DIY Strip light, a work in progress

I wanted to have a strip light for my studio for a long time; unfortunately, I was always a little too low on cash to get one, and I still am. But I recently came across a few DIY tutorials, and I figured it wouldn’t be to hard to make one. I was right; it’s […]


Distractions

It’s really unbelievable how you can jump from one distraction to the next. The day before yesterday, we created a G+ page for my musician friend. I didn’t get around to do anything with it yet; on Sunday it was already late in the day, yesterday afternoon I had to work (you know, actual work, […]


Getting some excersise again

I am so proud of myself. I just went running, for the first time in a long time. I haven’t done any serious exercise in about a year and a half. In 2011 I worked hard to lose weight, and I lost about 15 kilos. Then our move from Celle got in the way, and […]


The Dark Side of Any Feminism

A few days ago, somebody in my circles on Google+ posted a link to this article by a female blogger I had not heard of before. She tells the story of how she and her friend attended an Open Source event and were harassed because of the way they dressed and how they were hurting […]


MyPaint: The first real success

After messing around with MyPaint for a bit I finally had the first real success, something that I’m actually proud to show off 🙂 That was based on a photograph of my grandparents’ old dog, that my parents later took over, when my grandparents became to old to handle him. It’s not perfectly true to […]


Getting into night time photography

  I woke up around 3:30 this morning and found myself wide awake with not a chance of going back to sleep anytime soon. So, since the sky was clear, I decided to finally do what I’ve been threatening to do for years, which is getting into night time photography. Over the past few years […]