I took a 2 week "vacation" back home to visit family and friends in my hometown. As usual, I took my camera everywhere, and took photos in my parent's house, in the woods behind my sister's house, and urban exploring with a friend in Buffalo. I've uploaded all of the shots I like from my 2 weeks in Western NY, and come to find that my DSLR reached 9999 photos, and I had my first rollover!
Thanks to everyone who has +fav'd and commented in my work, here's to another 10k!
I just finished my first full year of being a photography major at The University of the Arts (first year is "foundation" aka every random visual art except for photo), and so I'm devoting the summer break to "personal art" time. Which, apparently, meant editing photos from 2009. HOLY SHIT 2009!
Ok, so back story on the series. On August 28th and 29th, I went to Chicago to see two of the last ten Nine Inch Nails shows. After between 11 and 12 hours on a bus, and the best weekend of my life, on the 30th I went on a day-long abandoned building trek with my urban decay buddy fragilemidnight (https://www.deviantart.com/fragilemidnight) and a friend of hers (I think his DevID is :devst
My best inspiration has always been music (especially Nine Inch Nails).
To my, and everyone's surprise, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) released a 36-track instrumental album called Ghosts I-IV (and yay, there will be more volumes to come).
"This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective - dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams."~TR
Now, normal NIN albums inspire me enough, but an album that from the start was visual...
So, as soon as I heard the album all the way through, I started taking pictures around my house that very night.
I made a folder in my
I ended up getting a Cannon Rebel XTI kit with a black base camera, 2 lenses, filter kit and remote. I'm loving it but unfortunately I've been rather uninspired lately so I've had few chances to test it out so far.
As my girlfriend is recording the local college's basketball games for them, I've been playing around with it. Unfortunately it's not very light in there, so in order to have well-exposed photos that aren't blurry due to fast-moving people throwing a ball around, I had to set it to a very high ISO so the shots are noisy.
Hopefully I'll get a lot of practice in soon as I plan on going back up to Buffalo for more abandoned places p
My girlfriend is getting, let's just say A LOT of money from the government for going to college this semester, and wants to buy me a new digital camera.
After (some) online research and reading Popular Photography magazine, I've come to the conclusion that the Canon Rebel XTI is the best choice (for under $1,000). I plan on getting a kid that includes a 18mm-75mm and 75mm-300mm lenses, polarizing filter, and remote shutter release.
Doe anyone think there's a better DSLR out there for this kind of money, or if I should get different/more accessories (I already have a nice tripod and use a flash less than 1% of the time so I'll wait to get a