Sure, we love owning that full frame tack sharp beast that cost us $2500+ - because that badass baby can shoot at ISO 32,000! No wait, it goes up to 64,000! Time to crank up the grain for that “I was there for real and it was gritty man, totally gritty” feeling. Doesn’t matter if the light is decent, we are going all the way for 64k.
Why stop there?
Can it go up to ISO 128,000?
Why yes, it can!
Quickly, please find me some orphans smoking cigarettes in a graveyard in war-torn country X with zero available light (sans the glowing cigarettes), and we can go to ISO 128,000 for the PJ win!
Then we’ll post in black and white (because you really weren’t THERE unless it’s in black and white), and we’ll drop it into Photoshop to add even more noise grain! If they can’t count the individual pixels when it goes to print, you have failed.
//Apologies to warn-torn cigarette smoking orphans everywhere, we do love you.
-submitted by Christian DeBaun
Grain, omg, grain. I cringe every time I see a purposely grainy photo now. Slight annoyance, though: because I don’t own a photo scanner [yay for being a poor student] I ‘scan’ in my negatives using a digital camera, with a lamp and a ‘diffuser’ [read: greaseproof paper]. Sometimes the diffuser was too close to the film and the camera picked up on that, making my photos look like they’ve had a stupid-as-hell photoshop grain filter put on them. Maybe I should have paid that extra £30 to have them scanned professionally…
But then, I’m not a photojournalist, just a kid who likes playing with film.
Two girls talk about their participation in the London riots, drinking wine they stole from a local shop.
I have never seen a better example of people without brains. They clearly didn’t think this one through, did they? Inferring from the fact that they are attempting to show up “the rich people”, these girls are poor. And thanks to the damage they’ve done, guess what, girls? You’re going to get poorer. Proud now, are we? If not them, then their parents will definitely feel the pinch, as if we all weren’t already. [Well, apart from investment bankers- oh, wait, the stock market’s also going down the pan. Fun times all round, eh?] Prices are going to rise as a consequence of looting those small businesses. They might even close down, then where will you buy your weekly food? Think of it as good fun now, why don’t you, but don’t blame the government now if there’s no jobs in your area and you don’t have any money.
They’ve spread pretty far. Birmingham, really? The riots started off as a peaceful protest over the fatal shooting of a man in Tottenham. There is no need for people to be looting shops in Birmingham. There’s no need for people to be looting shops anywhere. Or setting cars on fire. Or deliberately making others homeless. Now because of these mindless thugs, people have lost sight of why the Tottenham community were angry at the police in the first place.
This blog post won’t be read by many people but I’d just like to add my voice to those saying
I’ve been debating for a while whether or not to submit this story. It happened back in 2010 when I was at a convention dressed up as Tsukasa from Lucky Star. I was walking around the center late at night when 2 weebs bounded up to me. They were underage girls, a little homely/greasy, but very nice. They told me I was ‘kawaii’ like ‘Tsukasa-chan’ and that I fit her wonderfully. They were a little over the top, but I didn’t mind much, so I decided to make small talk for a few minutes. Out of nowhere, they asked me if I was Japanese, or mixed, because I was so “unbelievably kawaii”. I laughed, because I get asked that occasionally, but I don’t think I look Asian at all. I told them “Hah, no, I’m actually Middle Eastern.” and they both just grew silent and looked at each other. One then said “Uhh, we have to go…” and I asked what was wrong. They looked really uncomfortable and said, “My parents told me I’m not allowed to talk to Middle Eastern people, and I don’t want to get in trouble and not get to come back…”. I was kinda flabbergasted to say the least. I know it’s not a terrible weeaboo story, but it’s bothered me for a long time.
This is an audio clip of Dan Didio at SDCC. Someone in the audience asked him why the percentage of women on DC’s creative team dropped from 12% to 1%. His response is “What do these numbers mean to you?” and “Who should we be hiring?” I know most of you have read a transcript of the discussion, but you should probably listen to this. I know I imagined a more sarcastic/inquisitive tone on “Who should we be hiring?” so hearing how aggressive he sounds is just. Wow. I would’ve been incredibly uncomfortable had I witnessed this first hand.
I’m pretty sure credit for the audio clip goes to DCWKA, but I could be wrong.
Holy fucking shit. I was not expecting that.
This, to me, makes it very clear that Didio did not actually want an answer. He is aggressive, and is clearly attempting to intimidate the fan who asked the question. There’s barely room to respond, and his repetition in increasingly agitated tones of “Who should we hire? Tell me right now!” sounds like it would belong better in an interrogation room than a Q&A! From his tone, he is very much on the defensive. It sounds, to me, like he legitimately thinks that there are no women good enough for him to have hired.
I think that pisses me off more than anything else. That he is so secure in his asinine hiring decisions during this process that he thinks he is beyond reproach and becomes noticeably agitated when questioned.
Didio, you are not beyond reproach. In fact, considering your position and the industry you work in, you are subject to the scrutiny of the fans. That’s how it works. And we will call you on your bullshit. You are answerable for your decisions, and if you cannot rationally explain them without becoming angry and aggressively defensive about them, maybe you should take a second look at them.
I remember listening to this and really not expecting it, either. All I could do was cringe and say; “Oh honey, no.”