Flight landed and we spent the night at the Christmas market at the Champs-Élysées. Bought a heap of food, hot chocolate and mulled wine from the vendors, which tasted fucking amazing. Even found an ocarina stall and had a 15min conversation with the guy, who showed me all his handmade ocarinas. Sadly, he told me, the French don’t see interested in his stuff, so after 10 years he’s going to give up his stall next year. Bought one in the end and he used his tools to make sure it was finely tuned by scrapping away inside before giving it away. Merci monsieur and good luck with your craft.
More Champs-Élysées today!
This is really hacking me off now…
When photographers go on and on about how they use manual settings and rip the shit out of those who use auto functions, calling them amateurs/not real photographers…
If you enjoy using manual, that’s fine.
And if you enjoy using auto/semi-auto, that’s fine too.
Because remember; even professional photographers, not just amateurs, use auto or semi-auto settings.
But if you really need to be convinced, here’s two main reasons why I feel auto/semi-auto modes are bitchin’
Reason 1: It’s easier. Some people have been doing photography for years and still find it hard to get all the functions to work perfectly together to achieve the image they want. Working with auto, or usually semi auto, takes their mind off all that stress and lets them get on with the job or their hobby in peace. After all, photography is really trial and error till you get a firm grip on how everything functions - so if using auto modes helps every so often when you need it; then by all means use it.
Reason 2: Some photographers shoot in an environment that’s constantly changing; such as sports, documentary, social, street etc. In those conditions, you simply do not have the time to fiddle around with your camera for each photograph - unlike in studio, still life or posed shots - since you are there to capture candid or spontaneous images as they come to you. Using semi gives you some freedom to fiddle around with a setting in these kind of environments, while the camera helps to counter what changes you make - so you can still get some decent images at the end of the day.
It’s really down to an art vs. capturing the “decisive moment” argument.
Overall; use whatever style/setting/mode in order to create and capture what you want…and stop taking the piss out of those who use different methods to yours.
Someone with a college HND in Photography, who proudly uses, and prefers, semi-auto modes
So I was cleaning up my laptop and I found this picture, which was taken during my first months on tumblr. It was part of my Granada Sherlock Holmes costume for a Halloween party.
That party was pretty bitchin’ thinking about it now.
Hi there, here’s how it works for reblogging flickr images:
The people on flickr can choose whether to make their images Private (so they can’t be shared) or Public (allowing them to be shared). When they are Public the small links above the images (like Facebook, Twitter etc) will light up; if they’re private, they’re dull and can’t be clicked.
In my accounts I’ve arranged it so Tumblr (linking to my blog) will show up along with the other buttons. When I click the link on an image I like (if it’s lit up), it’ll go to my queue with the credit links and source.
So since the images are on Public, and as long as I keep the links/credits/source and don’t claim them as my own, then making them shareable was decided and deemed fine by the owners.
If any of the photographers were to ask me to remove an image, I would do so (I would also mention maybe changing the privacy settings if they haven’t already done so to save further mix ups).
If in doubt, you can always check their profile so see if they have any disclaimers posted, or to send them an email.
Hope this answers your question :)
Two friends of mine (who are dating) are always confusing the rest of us on facebook because their profile pictures are alike. So now that we’ve got them arguing over who had the picture first, me and Paul felt a bit left out. Now we all match, lovely~
nawwwww~ you should, your photos are lovely x
I felt like sharing with tumblr a photo of the owner of this blog during her high school years
Ah ~ Good times
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Yeah mine was ok thanks. Didn’t really do a whole lot but it was good :) x
Hiya, it was alright. Just puttered about then went to bed once people stopped setting off fireworks. How was yours? x