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International Photography Festival F/Stop 2009

competition.jpgThe 3rd edition of the International Photography Festival F/Stop takes place from July 1st – 7th 2009 in Leipzig, Germany.

The festival focuses on contemporary national and international photography.

The main program focuses on the changes in live of two generations after the revolution in 1989.

Additionally a symposium on “Curating contemporary photography” will be organized.

Artists can the download at http://www.f-stop-leipzig.de/v3/en/aktuell.php the application form for this year’s international competition called “Where do we go from here?”. The deadline for sending your work is *6th April 2009*.

The finalists will be reviewed by an international jury.

The winner will be invited to join the world’s biggest portfolio review in Houston,Texas (USA) and can present his/her work to famous directors, curators and artists from all over the world.

From Moritz Arnold
F/Stop Festival Team 2009


Daido Moriyama on compact camera

youtube-daido-moriyama-on-compact-camera-_-e6a3aee5b1b1e5a4a7e98193e8ab96e99aa8e8baabe79bb8e6a99fDo you still think you need a Nikon D300, a Hasselblad or an extremely expensive lens to become a great photographer? Well, think again.

In this video Daido Moriyama explain you how a small compact camera is a lot better than a reflex to take street shots.

Of course, each person has his/her own style, maybe you (and me too) like to have the quality and versatility of a DSLR.. try to think If Ansel Adams have had just a compact camera to take photographs…

But the main points here are:

  • It’s not impossible to take great photos with a compact camera.
  • You can be a great photographer with any camera.
  • It’s all about creativity.

So, next time you have a slow lens, no flash, and you want to take street shots at night.. Don’t say it’s impossible, just bump your iso and use you camera creatively!

UPDATE:

Ahh, too bad, the video has been removed by Youtube due to terms of use violation :(

Create your own rockband cover

I read this thing on a hkob and.. it’s pretty funny :)

How to create your own rock band record cover :

  1. The name of the band
    As you know, the name of the band is pretty important stuff, so we’re going intellectual (wikipedia) .
    Go to “wikipedia” & Hit “random ”, the first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
    In my case: Bakya (I guess I’m pretty lucky, it sounds cool!)

  2. The title of your first album.
    We need a cool line, so..
    Go to “Random quotations“. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
    In my case: Geez, I’m so lucky! Here’s my quotation, “There’s no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things!”  - Oprah Winfrey! So, I’m going to take One of my favorite things as title of my first album.
  3. And now the album cover!
    The cover is really important right.. so, let’s head to flickr Advanced Search, write the name of your album in the search field and click search. No matter what, the first photo is going to be your album cover!
    In my case:
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    Note: The original step was different. I decided to change it to have just Creative Common pics, you know, just in case..

  4. Now, some Photoshop, or better Skitch and share your RockBand Cover, and let me know how it went for you!
    Here’s mine:

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Yeah.. it’s pretty weird. A rock band called Bakya, whose one of his favorite things happened to be hot air balloons? well, honestly, that could be..