a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by user-inactivated
user-inactivated  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lifelogging: You and Me (and an off-topic question at the end)

    I'm not your prof but if I were, I'd fail your ass for going that way.

He thought it was a great idea...I never said he was good.

But FIIIINE I'll see if someone in class has one I can borrow first, one of these rich cali fuckers is holding out on me, I know it.





rinx  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you are trying to learn photography, hanging a camera around your neck probably isn't the best way to do it. If you are trying to BS your way through a class, seems like this wouldn't be too hard to sell - "narcissism and technology explored through conceptual art" or something like that. I have a friend in a top 50 school who made a banana suit and did the peanut butter jelly time dance for his final. He got an A. And don't forget this "major landmark in 20th-century art." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_(Duchamp) . It's all about how you sell it.

am_Unition  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So basically he just hates cameraphones. I guess I wanted it to be more complicated.

user-inactivated  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah maybe this is one of those "cameras on phones are bad because I'm ooooold" type situations, heh.

I mean, I won't say the Nexus 5 camera is GREAT but I've seen some pretty crazy iPhone pictures.

Plus I was able to make this with my phone:

kleinbl00  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You know, you could download Camera FV-5 and see if he could tell the difference.

Honestly, FV-5 and Snapseed are a pretty potent combo. Just having the ability to control the exposure and focus matters a lot.

am_Unition  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

gr8 montage bro

Seriously though, I do like that style of art. Asymmetric abstraction that still has structure and could tell a story, if the author feels like sharing.

user-inactivated  ·  1778 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel like sharing

Each square (and solo circle) is made from the cloth of my mom's tobes, traditional sudanese robes for women.

The blue one is a circle because it's her favorite.

The rest of the concept is aesthetic, but a lot of them are important: Green one was during her wedding, that goldish one on the bottom right the one she wore after she brought my new-born sister from the hospital. So yeah.

kleinbl00  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  
steve  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I could loan you my rig.

But you should also check with the school. Back in the (18)90's I was able to rent a camera for a VERY reasonable fee.

user-inactivated  ·  1778 days ago  ·  link  ·  

steve and kleinbl00 I got one from a dude not taking the class, gratsi.

They do let you rent at the school but there are only like 10 and this is a 70 person class.

user-inactivated  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're turning this into a contest of "how much I'm not willing to buy shit" and you don't want to go that route because I'm terribly cheap if it means I can find an out elsewhere.

Slight-tangent question: where does that put you with fitness wearables then?

kleinbl00  ·  1779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If I had a spare camera to lend you, I'd lend it.

Fitness wearables? Like fitbits?

My take is that I count calories, and those calories are counted against an "active" lifestyle. If I subtract a fitbit from those calories it's giving me fake achievements. However, if I choose a "sedentary" lifestyle and subtract a fitbit from them, it should give me the exact same measurement as I had without the fitbit.

Except I had to buy (and wear) a fitbit.