Includes small caps, oldstyle and lining figures, proportional oldstyle figures, fractions, superscripts and subscripts, support for lots of languages. Starting with version 1.1, includes Fanwood Text, which is the same as Fanwood except with slight darkening and slightly reduced contrast. (My main goal for Fanwood Text was to improve readability on a Kindle 3 e-book reader.)
Based on a popular hot metal typeface, but with the name changed to protect the innocent. For more information, see [link] (The image there is of another digital version, not the original.)
I meet a lot of people almost every week who are aspiring sports photographers. Some of them come from deviantART. It's an intimidating field, in fact, most photographers will tell you that aside from embedding with the military it's probably the most expensive and difficult field in photography there is. But the fact is with a lot of hard work and practice you can improve. Up there shows what can happen in a year(ish) all completely self-taught. That example spans 72 professional games and countless days in between spent photographing high school teams, youth teams, college teams, junior teams, county teams, and mountains and zoos and my kitty cat. Somewhere along the way, about ten months in, I began photographing the NHL and Olympic/World level. Tomorrow I go to photograph contenders for the United States World team. This time last year if you had told me that's what I'd be up to today I'd not have laughed at you, but said "awesome" because, frankly, this was exactly where I hoped to be headed. And I'm still learning!! I'm nowhere near the level some of my buddies in the media room are at, but I can't wait to get there.
On Friday this week I begin what will be my third season with a professional team. At my current schedule (which changes almost weekly) I should hit my 100th professional game with this particular team in February. And, yeah, I'll probably cry.
And, no, it's not about talent. I took one photography class in high school and I got a "B". I should have gotten an "F", I didn't understand it at all. I think my teacher took pity on me.
And, no, it's not about gear. I spent over 3/4 of my first year photographing professional sports with a plastic kit lens. I STILL photograph with a consumer grade body that manages 3.7 frames per second. Better gear would probably help and I'd never turn down the opportunity to get some new tools, but it doesn't make you good. YOU make YOU good.
And, no, it's not about luck. It's about work. There are days where I am so tired, or so ill I don't want to go. In winter my feet are so cold from standing on the ice that they develop frostbite even with the little toewarmers I buy by the case! My gear is heavy and I get severe tendonitis in my hands, arms, neck and shoulders from holding up an enormous lens for hours. I've suffered hearing loss and ringing in my ears from the horns and screams of fans. During events I may go six-twelve hours without food, drink, or the chance to sit down. I've been struck by a puck and earned a concussion for it and was lucky that was all it was. I've had my lens and camera body exploded by those same pucks. I've been poked and hit with sticks and mercilessly teased by jocks. I've had major networks try to get me to work for free, which is heartbreaking some days. Being around top athletes day in and day out at peak fitness can make someone like me very insecure about their own body. And all of that on top of battling a disease of my nervous system that makes some days at work so painful I can barely continue.
But I also have met some amazing people through this, many of them friends now, and enjoyed some of the most influential and inspiring experiences of my life. It's punishing, but it's also rewarding...and every day I take that camera out of the bag I am accepting all that hard work in exchange...and tomorrow I get to do it all over again. How great is that?
So, it's a process, but it's possible. It's possible.
This are my carton paper textures, all scanned with 600 dpi.
I resized them for the file size, if you want them bigger, just ask me (66 MB)! I hope you like these. Comments are welcome! You can use them, if you want, ask me permission and you don't have to credit me.