1. Post #1241
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    November 2008
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    Just noticed your avatar has changed blaze, made me chuckle on the inside.
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  2. Post #1242
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    September 2006
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    took a long time for people to realise
    it was very subtle i guess haha
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  3. Post #1243
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    March 2011
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    My mother told me last night that one of the photos in our house was taken with a panographic camera. It should still be in the house, and while searching for it I found a Hanimex Praktica novaI. The shutter button is in an interesting place, and the case smells like a dentists office. Still works, and it already had 8 pictures on the roll of film. Not posting in gear because I probably won't use it.
    I would love one of those, infact I was going to buy one on ebay, Prakticas are just rather interesting.
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  4. Post #1244
    hzy
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    January 2009
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    Hey guys, here's the a little landing page for the photo community idea that I've been slowly working on for the last few months, it'd be great if you could leave your email address so that when I'm ready to launch you can find out straight away :) http://www.photokarma.cc/
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  5. Post #1245
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    Hey guys, here's the a little landing page for the photo community idea that I've been slowly working on for the last few months, it'd be great if you could leave your email address so that when I'm ready to launch you can find out straight away :) http://www.photokarma.cc/
    Done. Goodluck with this!

    I was hoping one of you could point me in the direction of a site where I could get decent quality free sounds. Specifically I'm looking for the sound of horse footsteps on concrete. I didn't get to record any of my own and my deadline is soon. One of these things that just slipped by.
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  6. Post #1246
    hzy
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    Done. Goodluck with this!

    I was hoping one of you could point me in the direction of a site where I could get decent quality free sounds. Specifically I'm looking for the sound of horse footsteps on concrete. I didn't get to record any of my own and my deadline is soon. One of these things that just slipped by.
    thanks!

    for sounds I acquired a copy of the "Sony Pictures Sound Effects Library" and that has served me well.
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  7. Post #1247
    Him1411's Avatar
    November 2008
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    Hey guys, here's the a little landing page for the photo community idea that I've been slowly working on for the last few months, it'd be great if you could leave your email address so that when I'm ready to launch you can find out straight away :) http://www.photokarma.cc/
    done :) hope this doesn't go tits up, seems like a great idea !
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  8. Post #1248
    hzy
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    done :) hope this doesn't go tits up, seems like a great idea !
    cheers! I've been working on it for a few months now as i said, and I reckon if an idea sticks around for that long there has to be some potential in it!
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  9. Post #1249
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    November 2008
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    cheers! I've been working on it for a few months now as i said, and I reckon if an idea sticks around for that long there has to be some potential in it!
    yeah man, i'll be behind it 100% :)
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  10. Post #1250
    hzy
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    January 2009
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    yeah man, i'll be behind it 100% :)
    What I really need is someone that can help me design a logo, I have an aesthetic in mind (cheers bopie) but I have no graphic design skill.
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  11. Post #1251
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    November 2008
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    What I really need is someone that can help me design a logo, I have an aesthetic in mind (cheers bopie) but I have no graphic design skill.
    im doing graphic art and design at A level? i could give it a shot? :)
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  12. Post #1252
    hzy
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    im doing graphic art and design at A level? i could give it a shot? :)
    sure, I'm talking to Dai at the moment about him doing it, but you're more than welcome to have a crack (if it's awesome I'll use it no worries, just no guarantees).

    I'm currently thinking of an isometric view of some 70s/80s camera, with nice sharp lines. the color palette is black, white and #EEF3FD and anything in-between.
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  13. Post #1253
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    November 2008
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    sure, I'm talking to Dai at the moment about him doing it, but you're more than welcome to have a crack (if it's awesome I'll use it no worries, just no guarantees).

    I'm currently thinking of an isometric view of some 70s/80s camera, with nice sharp lines. the color palette is black, white and #EEF3FD and anything in-between.

    I can guarantee if you use Dai then his will be 100000x better than mine but hey-ho i'll give it a bash :)
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  14. Post #1254
    Someone painted their Rebel white really shittily on r/photography and it's a really awful job and he's getting praise for it and it rustles the shit outta my jimmies.

    Anyone have some tips or reads on framing/composing? That seems to be my weak point at the moment. (Well, uh, weakest.)

    Also, what do you guys use for editing? I've been using the bundled "View NX" for like, cropping and straightening, but might as well learn some basic photo editing.
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  15. Post #1255
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    November 2008
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  16. Post #1256
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    Someone painted their Rebel white really shittily on r/photography and it's a really awful job and he's getting praise for it and it rustles the shit outta my jimmies.
    Ughh, so much rage when I saw that. I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to do that. Camera's are black for a reason, enjoy not being able to shoot reflective objects and looking like you're carrying around a knockoff Pentax.
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  17. Post #1257
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    March 2011
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    Ughh, so much rage when I saw that. I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to do that. Camera's are black for a reason, enjoy not being able to shoot reflective objects and looking like you're carrying around a knockoff Pentax.
    I'm repainting my own SLR and guess what colour I'm doing it, Black of course, But its a rather plain camera so I'm changing the leatherette on it, but what idiot would paint a DSLR at all.
    Also can I have a link to that.
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  18. Post #1258
    soy un perdedor
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    I don't mind reddit, but r/photography is mainly a bunch of nerds looking for the coolest/most interesting at face-value stuff rather than anything actually artistic.

    Call me a snob, but I can't stand that kinda stuff.
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  19. Post #1259
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    oh bopie you snob

    Edited:

    jk
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  20. Post #1260
    Him1411's Avatar
    November 2008
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    Elaborate bopie, i've never been to r/photography, do you mean like they don't appreciate the technically artistic things like camera obscura, brenizer or old film processing techniques etc?
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  21. Post #1261
    soy un perdedor
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    Elaborate bopie, i've never been to r/photography, do you mean like they don't appreciate the technically artistic things like camera obscura, brenizer or old film processing techniques etc?
    No, they'd love that kinda stuff and I do too, but that's all they recognize really, the technically artistic things. They generally don't appreciate finer ideas. It's more for people who think of photography as a whole, homogenous... I don't know, art? Versus it being a mere medium.

    Edited:

    It's a like a show and tell of who can impress with the biggest 'wow factor' than anything else. Aurora's, Scuba diving, insects, animals, sunsets, etc.

    Edited:

    The wallpapers that come with windows, vs stuff hanging in a contemporary gallery.
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  22. Post #1262
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    I'm just over my friends tonight and his grandad who passed away last year left behind probably over 1000 kodachromes dating back to 1960 i think, theres a suitcase full of them and some of them are really creative and good. I'll try and get some photos of some i find really interesting, I'm sure you guys would love to see them.

    He was born in 1920.
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  23. Post #1263
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    November 2008
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    Ahhh i see, so its more of a massive e-peen 'i can do the most stunning thing ever' instead of how our community is all about experimentation etc
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  24. Post #1264
    I'm repainting my own SLR and guess what colour I'm doing it, Black of course, But its a rather plain camera so I'm changing the leatherette on it, but what idiot would paint a DSLR at all.
    Also can I have a link to that.
    http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/...my_canon_dslr/



    A friend of mine says his dad who used to be a photographer has a box of gear somewhere in his attic that he doesn't even care about, scavenging time.

    Today I found what seems to be the only decent camera store (read: only place i've ever seen that sells DSLR accesories and repairs cameras) in town today. I checked out some bags and tripods, gear I've been meaning to get.
    They had this local-made toploader with like an inch of foam and a Lowepro bag that the guy recommended but I found sort of thin and more appropiate for a videocamera or something like that. Will probably get the toploader, I'm not planning on adding a lens to my collection anytime soon.
    Does anyone have any opinion on Weifeng tripods? only thing I can afford atm.

    Also oh shit the guy I met yesterday is so fucking good(er, compared to me and excuse the FB quality), I should ask him for tips next time we meet, or something.
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  25. Post #1265
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    November 2008
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    Anyone willing to share their portfolio? I need some ideas of presenting my pictures and videos.
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  26. Post #1266
    dai
    "arte"
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    what idiot would paint a DSLR at all.
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  27. Post #1267
    That has made me madder than any picture ever from the DAAS
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  28. Post #1268
    dai
    "arte"
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    Kai is best troll

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  29. Post #1269

    This is probably what I'll be using after bootcamp, infra-red and shit, not really sure.
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  30. Post #1270

    This is probably what I'll be using after bootcamp, infra-red and shit, not really sure.
    I was going to make a joke about it being tacticlol but this actually looks pretty nifty
    You'll probably get droptackled if you carry it into an airport though
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  31. Post #1271
    It does look 1337tacticool, but I won't argue with the army. And airport? it's not like I'll go to a vacation during my serving time :p
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  32. Post #1272
    hi i'm photographically degenerative, can someone explain the difference between f-stop and aperture?
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  33. Post #1273
    churboi austin
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    12,861 Posts
    hi i'm photographically degenerative, can someone explain the difference between f-stop and aperture?
    they are used to described the same thing


    also has anyone here done any international shipping on ebay? someone just bought my minolta 50mm 1.4 (for $60, got it for $11 :D) and they live in Thailand, USPS ships there, does it use the same printing shipping thing, and do i have to pack the box better because it's going so far?
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  34. Post #1274

    April 2012
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    With regards to all the suspicion & paranoia.

    Indeed Moments 4 Life is a fully legitimate legal entity, a private limited company with our details made public by law with Companies house. Our company details can be found on our website in the terms and conditions page located at the bottom of the screen. Our company registration number is 07391274.

    With all due respect we are quite a new organisation. We registered as a private limited company in 2010 although listed accounts as dormant as at that time we was not quite ready to go live and take sales. Instead we dedicated time into building up the company, website, marketing material, contacts, etc. This will be amended accordingly once live accounts are submitted accordingly.

    Although we would love to meet each individual we deem suitable to come on board, given the vast nature of the recruiting campaign, (as we are expanding into the regions) to have face to face meetings with individuals from all over the UK would be costly and time consuming. This is truly a logistical nightmare, thus the need for our photographer details form to be so in-depth.

    Given the fact that you will be dealing with our clients directly, either at a confirmed venue, in a studio or within the confides of the customers home. In the interest of customer personal safety, we provide all our customers with the reassurance that we can authenticate and vouch for all photographers that carryout work for and on behalf of Moments 4 Life.
    As I am sure you can appreciate, it would not be best practice in deploying individuals of whom we can not validate.

    For this reason, to carry out photography coverage for us, we require all photographers to provide us with two different forms of proof of address (Eg: a recent utility bill, recent bank statement) and one form of I.D (Eg: Birth certificate, passport, driving License).

    Please feel free to omit sensitive information where necessary.

    With regards to payments, if you are not comfortable providing your bank details for bacs transfer payment, you have the option to be paid via paypal or cheque correspondingly.

    Please rest assured, that we are not here to de-fraud you or mess you about. But if this does not console you, then please only provide us details you are comfortable in divulging.

    If you are still in doubt or if you would like to arrangement a meeting with us personally, contact us via website www.moments4life.co.uk

    Thankyou.

    Edited:

    Yeah. This is very sketchy.

    The website is mostly unconfigured, full of stock photos and broken crap.
    Terms of service buttons open a window with this:
    "You haven't configured any terms of service yet. Click here to change this text."

    Checkout system doesn't work at all and looks very broken.

    The guy keeps switching between formal and informal English in e-mails

    Facebook page is full of stock photography, 0 likes.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Momen...95415117222100

    Twitter has no tweets or followers
    https://twitter.com/#!/moments_4life

    Some digging around gives me an e-mail: mrsmith822000@yahoo.co.uk
    and searching for that gives only one result: http://community.flixster.com/user/mrsmith822000



    But I'm still gonna go check the address they gave me just for the sake of it
    MOMENTS 4 LIFE LTD, Unit K, Coopers House, 142 St Norbert Rd, Brockley, London, SE4 2FH.

    Found the company registration number, looked it up on http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/



    Note how in the company details the address is Flat K (normal flat) but on the website and the documents it's Unit K (rental space for companies)

    Edited:

    Maybe it's one of those scams where they set up a fake event I need to cover and then just steal all my equipment.
    With regards to all the suspicion & paranoia.

    Indeed Moments 4 Life is a fully legitimate legal entity, a private limited company with our details made public by law with Companies house. Our company details can be found on our website in the terms and conditions page located at the bottom of the screen. Our company registration number is 07391274.

    With all due respect we are quite a new organisation. We registered as a private limited company in 2010 although listed accounts as dormant as at that time we was not quite ready to go live and take sales. Instead we dedicated time into building up the company, website, marketing material, contacts, etc. This will be amended accordingly once live accounts are submitted accordingly.

    Although we would love to meet each individual we deem suitable to come on board, given the vast nature of the recruiting campaign, (as we are expanding into the regions) to have face to face meetings with individuals from all over the UK would be costly and time consuming. This is truly a logistical nightmare, thus the need for our photographer details form to be so in-depth.

    Given the fact that you will be dealing with our clients directly, either at a confirmed venue, in a studio or within the confides of the customers home. In the interest of customer personal safety, we provide all our customers with the reassurance that we can authenticate and vouch for all photographers that carryout work for and on behalf of Moments 4 Life.
    As I am sure you can appreciate, it would not be best practice in deploying individuals of whom we can not validate.

    For this reason, to carry out photography coverage for us, we require all photographers to provide us with two different forms of proof of address (Eg: a recent utility bill, recent bank statement) and one form of I.D (Eg: Birth certificate, passport, driving License).

    Please feel free to omit sensitive information where necessary.

    With regards to payments, if you are not comfortable providing your bank details for bacs transfer payment, you have the option to be paid via paypal or cheque correspondingly.

    Please rest assured, that we are not here to de-fraud you or mess you about. But if this does not console you, then please only provide us details you are comfortable in divulging.

    If you are still in doubt or if you would like to arrangement a meeting with us personally, contact us via website www.moments4life.co.uk

    Thankyou.
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  35. Post #1275
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    cool story.
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  36. Post #1276
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  37. Post #1277
    soy un perdedor
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    July 2010
    4,362 Posts
    blazing two month response time
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  38. Post #1278
    dai
    "arte"
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    February 2006
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    moments 4 life? Good luck with your business venture, I guess. Our apologies if you felt offended by jaanus's accusation, but looking at the facts presented I don't think anyone can blame him, even now.

    The facebook still has only 10 likes, but doesn't seem to be stock images now, but everything still feels like it's mixed with high quality stock and strangely generic quality photos. also the copyright watermark on this celebrity pic-



    led me to this guy



    I'm not even gonna keep digging into this
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  39. Post #1279
    ffFf
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    June 2005
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    You know how if you scan C-41 black and white film as colour, it comes out with weird tints to it? Well, I really liked how the tint looked and today I got bored and wrote a program that generates a look-up-table from images like that, to apply them to actual monochrome ones, because I didn't really like what I attempted in photoshop with that.

    Example:
    input image to generate table


    monochrome image


    output


    Worked kind of alright, just need to figure out why the output gets so much darker :x

    Edited:

    oh hey, fixed it

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  40. Post #1280
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