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ЛОМО – Breaking all the rules.

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Lomography. A strange, yet exciting photographic technique popularized a few decades ago by people interested in shooting at random.  Lomo cameras were manufactured by a small company in St. Petersburg, Russia during the Cold War.  After being smuggled out of the Soviet Union, they found themselves in the hands of Austrian youths who wanted to do something different.

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Lomo photography is characterized by random happenings and uncommon subjects.  It’s goal is to break all the rules of conventional photography.  The lenses usually have a vignette, as well as blur around the outside, depending what camera you are using, and is usually very saturated.  I have been using my iPhone with some Apps to get the desired effect.

Here are some of my favorites.  They might not all be exactly Lomo, but there is something so attractive about lo-fi.  To me, the fact is that they aren’t high quality is what makes them so unique. What I like the most about Lomography, is the realism.  Everything feels very honest, and nothing necessarily feels staged.  I find it especially useful when taking pictures of friends when out and about!

The apps I use are are Tilt-Shift Generator, Photo-Studio, and Instagram. It’s a fantastic way to add character to your normal everyday shots!

If you want to see where it all started, check out the documentary that inspired me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd-fufbjeo0 ; and check out the official site & the 10 Golden Rules of lomography!

ЛОМО, posted with vodpod

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R&PW Poster: Antonia

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December 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM

“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement” – Ronnie Rayguns

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T-shirt design for an indoor soccer team. The Ronald Rayguns – an appropriate nickname for the president who was adamant about installing “ray guns” on the seaboards to protect his country from Russian ICBMS.

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November 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Workflow Interface Design

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This is an interface for a media management concept I designed while overseas.  It never was used so the purpose of it being on this site is for portfolio uses only. All logos are property of Norcom AG. The rest was created by jeremyheslup. Click the picture above for the pdf.

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September 10, 2010 at 5:21 PM

How to use your iPhone 3GS in Germany

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So I’ve been studying abroadin Germany for two months now. Specifically Munich.  When I got ready for the trip, I went to At&t to get an international data package. That seemed like the logical thing to do. Well turns out it’s an absurd amount of money. Something like $150 for 200mb. So like most other people, I decided to skip that.

When I arrived in The UK, I was greeted with a text message informing me that if I used any data through any companies there it would be $19.95/mb. So no luck there.  It was the same story traveling through France, Belgium, and Finally Germany.

So I figured I wouldn’t be completely out of luck because every place has wifi these days, right?  Haha, not so fast.  In Germany, 95% of hotspots are password protected.  About the only place I’ve been able to connect for free is Burger King.

The only option left was getting a sim card from a local provider, but all the big names (Vodaphone.de, O2.de, Base, ect.) make you sign up for a two year contract.  And because I had made the mistake of Upgrading to 4.0, I was out of luck with Jail-breaking/unlocking it so I was stuck.

Last week jailbreakme.com was realized.  This changed everything.  I had never jailbroken an iPhone before, but this seemed easy enough. All you have to do is go to that site on your iPhone, slide a slider on the page, and it will do the rest for you. So Easy.

Once Jailbroken I noticed that there was a new app on the home screen called Cydia.

Cydia

Cydia is in essence the Jailbroken Appstore.  From there you can install new packages that can virtually change anything on the iPhone from its appearance even to the way it functions.

Ultrasn0w

In Cydia there is a package under the Utilities section called Ultrasn0w. This package if installed will Unlock your iPhone for any carrier in the world.

It may not seem like it worked, but if it is installed, then it should be working just fine.

Now for the hard part. What carrier do you use, especially when you don’t speak the language. I had read on toytowngermany.com (an english speaking forum for germany), that a good provider to go with was tchibo.de.

Tchibo is a strange entity. They are a small hole in the wall shop that cells anything from coffee to linens.  It just so happens they also sell sim cards and usb data sticks. They have actual stores all over Germany too so you can go and talk to someone ( if you speak german).

Price

The Sim cards are €9.99. But they are sometimes on sale for €1.  The plans are awesome. Since I wasn’t about to try any international crap with them I wanted to stick with just data in hopes that I could use Skype. The two I had to choose from were the 1gb/month for €9.95 or 5gb/month for €19.95.  Each of these plans continue if they exceed their limits, but they are limited to very slow speeds.  Both plans are also pre-paid, so its a one time fee.

Where to Buy

You can order online or go to the store. Since I was impatient, I choose to go the store.  It took a few trips because of the language barrier and fact that you have to have your passport to sign up, but finally I got the sim card and the 5GB plan.

Activation

Here is the tricky part. In order to activate your card. You have a couple of options. You can call or text tchibo.de but it rarely works. The best is to dial *104# and go through the menu and select the package you want.  The catch is that it takes a couple of hours for the store to process your transaction, so you account only has €1 on it until they do this.  Don’t fret, just check the balance by dialing *101# and when you see that it’s above €20, then you can go thru the activation (*104#). After that your card should be active!

It’s also a good idea to register online at Tchibo.de to speed up the activation. Google Chrome translator really helped here.

There is one more thing you must do to get it to work.  You have to go into Cellar Data Network and change the name/APN to “webmobil1”. If you do everything correctly you should be good to go!

Help

I couldn’t of done it without this website. Whoever wrote this knew what they were doing.  It was a little frustrating trying to navigate all the german when buying the card and trying to get it activated, but with patience and troubleshooting, you’ll get it just fine!

Put it to good use!

Now that your at the net, You can use things like Skype for VoIP, and Aim to text if the other person is set up for IM forwarding!

This is a much much much cheaper way to stay in contact with people back at home.  Without this you’re looking at $1.00 a minute and $50cents a text with At&t.  This cost €40 to set up everything including €10 on skype to call cell phones, and it will last me the whole month. Good luck!

Clifton Cincinnati 7Dusk

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I recently had the opportunity to purchase a Canon 7d. The big thing about the new DSLR’s is their ability to capture ridiculously good HD video directly at the film quality frame rate of 24p.  I shot this at Fairview Park in Clifton, Cincinnati.  It’s just a few shots put to music. The song is called Alpha State by Markus Schulz.  I went for the whole movie intro feel, hope it’s not too cheesy for ya!

Hardware

The 7d’s are very popular right now. A lot of people are using many different configurations, and when trying to decide what to buy to go with the camera, the situation can become pretty cumbersome.  In case you’re wondering, This was shot in 1080p at 24 frames per second.  I used the lens I got with the camera, which is a 28-135mm IS Canon.  I also used a 200x Ultra CF card.

Setup
This was the most helpful thing in the world. It’s a short video on how to set up presets for video.  Since video requires specific ISO and shutter speed settings to look it’s best, you absolutely have to watch this video to see how to set it up. It helped immensely.The lens was IMAGE STABILIZED, which is slightly noisy, but if you’re cutting out the audio it’s not an issue. If you need the audio I would recommend trying a mic or see if you can get away with not using the image stabilizer.

Post

I converted it to Apple Pro Res in Final cut and exported it as a quicktime movie (the simplest way), then scaled it down to a computer friendly version with quicktime, this way it was much smaller to upload [71mb instead of 875mb]. The quality remained pretty much the same. I also wan to mention that none of the shots were color corrected or stabilized in post, they are all straight from the camera.

Other Issues

One thing I noticed after having the camera for only two days, is that while in video mode, it’s extremely hard to focus. Some have suggested racking focus or using the autofocus in still mode, then switching over to video.  I find that I use a lot of focus techniques within the filming itself, so I just take a lot of shots so I have the right one.  Also when zooming, it likes to change the aperture accordingly, not sure if you can turn that off yet…but as you can see none of the shots I used in the video were affected by it.

Overall I’m extremely happy with my decision to sell my Nikon D300 and go with the 7d. I haven’t ever heard anyone being disappointed with choosing the 7d.  If you are thinking about picking one up, do it sooner than later, it took me 6 months to decide and after two days I’m already wishing I had been able to use it for so many projects.

Trance Poster Two

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