Bowie, master of reinvention, passionate creative force and rebel of the best and most rare kind.
A lot of the images on this blog are from my phone. While it has not replaced my DSLR it has become my everyday carry but it does have limitations when it comes to lenses. When I saw this article on Boing Boing for a cheap set of clip on lenses it got me thinking about whether or not it was worth the trouble. Looking over to my left I noticed a similar but larger set of accessory lenses from one of my oldest digital cameras a Kodak DX3900 that I no longer use but have held onto since 2003.
I figured these lenses were probably slightly better quality but I lacked a way to attach them. That said, I figured I could try freelensing using my phone instead of risking getting the sensor on my DSLR covered in dust. This way I could have some fun until I worked out how to attach them or gave in and a bought a cheap clip on set.
Enter my trusty studio assistant Edwood. A simple two light setup on my desk resulted in these images.
This was a quick and dirty test of different combinations. I tried stacking the macro lenses onto the wide and tele but had difficulty focussing. The macro was probably the standout for me but overall the lenses are too big to freehold and really impractical for use outdoors. The results are also a little soft but I could probably improve on that if had more control over aperture.
I’m now sold on the idea of getting some add-on lenses though and having something universal rather than for a specific phone makes sense. I would also like to see if there are telephoto options so I think I will see what else is out there.
Edwood has gained some some companions. (Yes, the white one is a Ninja)
Just as they are three there are also only three days left on the machines and technology theme. I did not really get anywhere with this and that’s unfortunate.
Ever watch a series on television and there is an episode made up almost entirely of bits from previous episodes?
Yep, that’s what this is. I went back through the year to find some images my most recent followers may have missed and to remind myself of what I got up to.
For those of you who have stuck around, thanks.
A rushed update for this week as the semester grinds on and work is due. I decided to outsource my workload related anxiety to Edwood and as you can see he is a bit dark on me at present…
There is always times for looking at photos though. Here is this week’s selection.
Portraits made by Diego Arroyo
Some gorgeous photos of Japan through the seasons by Yoshi Shimamura aka knulp
Listening to… Lake Street Dive
A new semester begins this week and it feels like I will never get to read anything that isn’t for work or study. Roll on June 2015.
Distressed and deserted buildings by Bas van der Poel
Hideaki Hamada works with what he has to hand, including his children.
JoeyL is a young man with a passion to document tribes and societies that are disappearing all over the world.
Listening to… I get stuck on themes pretty easily and yes, it’s another fusion clip that has me thinking I really must work harder to level up.
The lull before the storm of a new semester is here and the break I had planned has been taken up by work demands. I did finally get to have a decent look through the McCurry book though.
Portraits of Sudanese emigres by Mike Mellia. There are also portfolios of commercial work.
Listening to more fusion… This time classical meets pub rock as the 2Cellos take on AC/DC. It’s Cello but not as you know it.
For Black And White Lovers
by Lize Bard
You could say that I am a struggling artist of some sorts...
travel and adventure
Image your Life
The Fine Art of Creating Beautiful Images!
Dear reader, I have bled every single emotion and I have tried my best to put them in these pages. I will write until you run out of tears to find in these words. Tears that are products of every dote you lost, products of so much affliction that they never had enough strength left to carve their path tracing down your cheeks. And I will be honest with you to say that I am not there with you. Truth be told, I am mostly not in these writings. In fact, I have never been in any real relationship that I wander at the thought of whether I have any right to write about these things. But I am a wallflower, in the eighteen years that I have lived I have seen the people around me break so hard that they crumble back to their cradle. Love is a different kind of war but as long as I am standing I will give a hand to those who have fallen. These writings are not about me, despite most being written in first person. I want you to find yourself in them. I want you to find yourself and get yourself back.