some photos what I took February 20, 2012Posted by nicholas gill in iphone, photography.
Following on from the Just Ask Gill side project, I’ve been bumbling about with pictures this time instead of questions. And I’ve curated some photos what I took on my iPhone. Some are untouched, some are touched with various apps on the phone including Hipstamatic, Instagram and Photoshop Express. Hopefully some you may like. If not, don’t be too harsh a critic. I’m not a photographer, just amusing myself.
I have another couple of projects mulling over in my addled mind. Most of which involve words this time. More when the time is right.
flickr clouds with getty September 16, 2009Posted by nicholas gill in flickr, getty images, ideas, image, photography.
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Been meaning to write about this for a long time as it’s cool. The Flickr collection on Getty Images. But the best thing is the ability to create Flickr Clouds or what they describe as “little packages of your favourite images on a certain theme, photographer or occasion.” I like the way they can be used as an inspirational tool or as a way of creatively presenting an idea. Comes in a variety of flavours including screensaver, Facebook app and widget.
Here’s another cool thing Getty did: 27 letters.
Thanks to Holly @ Bite.
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something i’ve not done for years May 20, 2008Posted by nicholas gill in digital photography, disposable camera, iPhoto, photography.
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When we were on holiday in sunny Florida, we spent a fab day at Discovery Cove swimming with dolphins (more on this soon, I promise) and generally larking about in the water all day with masks and snorkels. And we bought a $16 underwater disposable camera so we could capture our Jacques Cousteau moments.
Fairly unremarkable except when I realised this: I hadn’t taken a picture and not seen the result immediately on the preview screen on a digital camera or mobile phone in nearly 4 years. The last time I had a disposable camera developed was at our wedding where we had one on every table to capture what our guests wanted to alongside the official ones and my reportage shots of the day. 4 years! That’s a long time to not have to trek to a film developing store (I had to ask where the nearest one to work was). I paid my money for the films and of course for a CD so I could upload it to iPhoto.
It felt odd pressing the button and turning the dial to wind the film on. How antiquated in these new fangled times. And would they turn out fine or a bag o’ cack like the good old days when the pictures came back with advisory labels on basically telling you that you were a photography retard?
In the end they came out pretty decent. Apart from a few of basically nothing or a close up of an arm, they were ok. And I actually enjoyed the sensation of ripping open the pack and looking through the pictures rather than running a slide show on iPhoto.
Although I won’t be rushing back to film anytime soon, I think I will print out more pictures.
Pic is of me & my niece, Maddy.