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Myself by brianskywalker Myself by brianskywalker
I took this picture with a Diana+, using iso100 film, the closeup lens, a tripod, and a cable release. My hand is in the picture anyway. I'm not sure if this looks better in color or black and white. I like the black and white, yet I like the color.
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xrevenge1313x Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I think if you were able to mess anymore with lighting to provoke more shadows in the portrait, it could look interesting in black n white. You should try it to see what effects are given. Try doing it maybe in the evening, it could turn out looking like some oil painting of darker values.
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brianskywalker Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... Interesting idea. This was taken at the somewhat nonideal mid day. I can see what you are saying. I also just got some iso50 film to try out, that might give a better effect as well. I should definitely try that.

I want to go around one day and take portraits of my friends. I have three lenses, a regular one, closeup, and wideangle. So that will be fun. I like the closeup the best though. The only thing is, it has a fixed-focus of 6 inches.
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xrevenge1313x Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Yes, definitely try that and see what you can do experimental wise.

You should! That would be so fun!! I usually like to do anything with nature and architecture, though, I'm slowly getting more involved with people photography.

Oh, I see. Well, I think that's where you can probably just see what all you can do. I'd experiment around with different settings and lighting through the trees and stuff...ya know.
You have more lens than me. Lol. It must be cool to be able to have that many.
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brianskywalker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I've done some fun things. Though using film is expensive! Mostly when you do prints, but it still racks up anyway.

I'm never sure what to photograph!

Well the lenses cost about $40 each I think for my camera... So it's not bad. Still I'd like other lenses.
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xrevenge1313x Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
How expensive is it? I wouldn't know.
This is true. I've heard such even from the printmaking program.

You should just be one of those random photographers....who photograph the most random, obscure things..but makes them look interesting to look at.

Better than a couple hundred, that's for sure.
What's your favorite lens?
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brianskywalker Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A roll of film is usually between 3 and 12 dollars. :) It can hold up to 16 pictures if you're doing medium format. Processing (development) generally costs 3 dollars, which is not bad. That can sometimes include scanning. Prints cost up to 18 dollars per roll. Prints are the expensive part of doing film. If you can avoid them you're probably better off. Really I need to get a scanner that is made to scan negatives.

I agree. Lots of fun. I'd also like to photograph skateboarding. I like skateboarding.

Probably either the wide angle or the close up. I think I like the close up best, but you can only use it for close ups. Whereas the wide angle can make a landscape seem big.

I really want to get some extra large prints made, that would be cool. But right now I'm sort of in limbo (staying at some friends) and have no place for anything.
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xrevenge1313x Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
That's not bad at all. Hmm, depends on what type of job I'll have in Philly, it'll definitely vary on whether or not I'd be able to afford it all.'
If I didn't leave CUAA, I could have gone to my friend Sam's house to make film and all...would have been awesome...haha.

Oh, me too. I used to skateboard a long time ago...made my own deck in wood shop and learned a lot down in Hilton Head Island, SC at a skate park my friend had taken me to.

Agreed. I like close up, better.

Aww, well, I'll be praying for you on that situation! Good luck with everything. Making some large prints would be great. :)
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brianskywalker Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah cool. I'll be going through PA soon, though unfortunately not Philly.

:) Cool. I sorta made three of my own decks. One was from plywood, and the other two were pre-molded (still playwood but with concave and a nose and tail) and they were more of a standard shape. I can do a couple tricks but it's mostly just to relax and keep healthy nowadays. Though I still try to see how far I can go and try to get techy with tricks anyways. :shrug:

:) Thanks!
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