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by Suffocate Peon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:50 am

Vermilion wrote:Having made photobooks (between 2009 and 2015 i published yearbooks of my fave pics) i know what you mean about including images that you feel are more personal and stand out rather than shots which look the most professional, as i was always made sure to include things which i found to be quite striking even if they weren't the greatest on a more technical level.


Yeah, it's about you, your passion, love for it, the shots that you got a kick out of. Like a diary. The value in it is just jumping inside someone's head, hearing how their mind works. Venetian Snares has talked about this. He makes music daily, relentlessly, for him. But in the process of releasing it it becomes a 'product' to be consumed. And with that, expectations that to release it into the wider world it must match up to certain standards. There's a lot of cynicism about anyone who releases anything based on a suspicion of sincerity, whether it's personal or they're just mining the market. With Venetian Snares, he got a lot of hate from electronic music fans who thought he was copying Apex Twin. It's kind of absurd, he lives and breathes music.

You've been making photobooks a long time. :o

What site did you use, what do you use now ?

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by Suffocate Peon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:11 pm

The FZ150 i bought from ebay, a used one, for £100, to replace the one i have, has just arrived. I can't be technical because i don't know how to be, but there's a very loud creaking noise when you turn it on and whenever you zoom in and the lens protrudes out. I mean, very loud. Broken loud. Dropped camera loud. suffocate peon is getting angry. :evil:

All it said on ebay was it was used, good condition. To me that's broken. It works, or seems to. But if my other camera did that i'd think; something is wrong here, how long before it doesn't zoom in and out. It should be silent. Mine is silent.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:37 pm

May be a dropped lens mechanism with creeky gears, chewed teeth, just about works but sounds mechanically nasty. May need lubrication. I know I've dropped a zoom lens as it retracted. It's fixable, but strawberry floating difficult. I still have a pile of parts in a Jiffy bag. It's not worth it.

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by Vermilion » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:19 pm

Suffocate Peon wrote:
Vermilion wrote:Having made photobooks (between 2009 and 2015 i published yearbooks of my fave pics) i know what you mean about including images that you feel are more personal and stand out rather than shots which look the most professional, as i was always made sure to include things which i found to be quite striking even if they weren't the greatest on a more technical level.


Yeah, it's about you, your passion, love for it, the shots that you got a kick out of. Like a diary. The value in it is just jumping inside someone's head, hearing how their mind works. Venetian Snares has talked about this. He makes music daily, relentlessly, for him. But in the process of releasing it it becomes a 'product' to be consumed. And with that, expectations that to release it into the wider world it must match up to certain standards. There's a lot of cynicism about anyone who releases anything based on a suspicion of sincerity, whether it's personal or they're just mining the market. With Venetian Snares, he got a lot of hate from electronic music fans who thought he was copying Apex Twin. It's kind of absurd, he lives and breathes music.

You've been making photobooks a long time. :o

What site did you use, what do you use now ?


I used a site called Blurb to put my work into print, and it was always my intention (when i started) to continue producing yearbooks until at least the end of the decade.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel 2016's book because of my dad's illness and subsequent passing, then for 2017 (i had intended to do a 2016-17 all in one book instead) my concentrating on YouTube, plus the fact that i just didn't really feel like it (the high cost of printing is always a pain) led to that being delayed and eventually cancelled too.

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by Suffocate Peon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:40 pm

Vermilion wrote:
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Vermilion wrote:Having made photobooks (between 2009 and 2015 i published yearbooks of my fave pics) i know what you mean about including images that you feel are more personal and stand out rather than shots which look the most professional, as i was always made sure to include things which i found to be quite striking even if they weren't the greatest on a more technical level.


Yeah, it's about you, your passion, love for it, the shots that you got a kick out of. Like a diary. The value in it is just jumping inside someone's head, hearing how their mind works. Venetian Snares has talked about this. He makes music daily, relentlessly, for him. But in the process of releasing it it becomes a 'product' to be consumed. And with that, expectations that to release it into the wider world it must match up to certain standards. There's a lot of cynicism about anyone who releases anything based on a suspicion of sincerity, whether it's personal or they're just mining the market. With Venetian Snares, he got a lot of hate from electronic music fans who thought he was copying Apex Twin. It's kind of absurd, he lives and breathes music.

You've been making photobooks a long time. :o

What site did you use, what do you use now ?


I used a site called Blurb to put my work into print, and it was always my intention (when i started) to continue producing yearbooks until at least the end of the decade.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel 2016's book because of my dad's illness and subsequent passing, then for 2017 (i had intended to do a 2016-17 all in one book instead) my concentrating on YouTube, plus the fact that i just didn't really feel like it (the high cost of printing is always a pain) led to that being delayed and eventually cancelled too.


Oh I use Blurb too. Do you have a link to any books? I really wanted to get the cost down to £10-15, but the low quality paper with the faded black wasn't enough for anything submerged in darkness, and the pages would fall out. I can get the cost down to £27 which is not great. The last book was 280 pages, i keep re doing it to get to a standard do them all in. I do it landscape so you flick the pages upwards, everything taken in 3:2 now and i can fill the pages. I wanted to do 26 books titling the first under a, then b, c...so it's easy to see where each fits to the year they were taken. The year and places go on the spine. Might drop to 240 pages, or 200. No words inside. Then do a zoo book.

Sorry about your dad. Did you show family any of your photobooks?

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by Vermilion » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:55 pm

Suffocate Peon wrote:Oh I use Blurb too. Do you have a link to any books?


Sure, this was the last one i produced, though the preview doesn't show very much...

http://www.blurb.com/b/6797307-2015

Suffocate Peon wrote:I really wanted to get the cost down to £10-15, but the low quality paper with the faded black wasn't enough for anything submerged in darkness, and the pages would fall out. I can get the cost down to £27 which is not great. The last book was 280 pages, i keep re doing it to get to a standard do them all in. I do it landscape so you flick the pages upwards, everything taken in 3:2 now and i can fill the pages. I wanted to do 26 books titling the first under a, then b, c...so it's easy to see where each fits to the year they were taken. The year and places go on the spine. Might drop to 240 pages, or 200. No words inside. Then do a zoo book.


I found the prices to be usually around £40 for my yearbooks as i always went for full colour printing with high quality paper.

Suffocate Peon wrote:Sorry about your dad. Did you show family any of your photobooks?


Thanks, it was one of the hardest times of my life and even now i'm not the same person.

My family saw my yearbooks as i've always had a physical copy produced for me to keep. On one occasion however, i made a small photobook of my town and that ended up being sold in the local bookshop which was incredibly neat. I still remember seeing it in the window and having that feeling of sheer pride, the title sold out too which was even more special.

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by Cuttooth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:20 pm

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by jawafour » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Cuttooth wrote:(five photographs)

:shock: .

Wow! Did you take these yourself, Cut'? :o .

Stunning stuff!

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by Cuttooth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:46 pm

jawafour wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:(five photographs)

:shock: .

Wow! Did you take these yourself, Cut'? :o .

Stunning stuff!

I mean, yeah, the thread title isn't "Nick someone else's photos and post them here". ;)

But thank you!

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by Kezzer » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:50 pm

Thats what the pics and gifs thread is for

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by Cuttooth » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:34 pm

Beachy Head

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by Vermilion » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:35 am

Very nice :)

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by Ad7 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:09 am

Nice

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by jawafour » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:54 am

Cuttooth wrote:Beachy Head

Image...

I enjoy checking out your photos, Cut, and this one is particularly delicious. It has a wonderfully odd angle; the cliff side on the left looks almost "Inception-effect-like" in comparison to the light house in the distance. Tremendously intriguing composition!

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by Drumstick » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:58 am

He's really nailed that wonderfully picturesque suicide spot vibe.

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by Kezzer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:35 am

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Excuse the compression... had to upload rip them from facebook as I am on the works laptop. (really need upload to dropbox more often )

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by Vermilion » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:56 pm

Figured it was time i posted a couple of new shots too...

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by Cuttooth » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:18 pm

Drumstick wrote:He's really nailed that wonderfully picturesque suicide spot vibe.

;)


:lol:

In fairness I was actually visiting Seven Sisters but found this was a good walk.

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Really like this. Dude looks like the evil biker from the Take On Me video.

I've gone back and started looking over and re-editing older shots with a new perspective. On the whole I'm finding it a good exercise, if mainly to confirm to myself that most photos I took even a few years ago were not very good.

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by Ad7 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:56 pm

Vermilion wrote:*great images*


No stool bloke?

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by Vermilion » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:32 am

Ad7 wrote:
Vermilion wrote:*great images*


No stool bloke?


Wrong thread for that. ;)


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