The world says thank you to Steve Jobs

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: October 7th, 2011

The news broke of former CEO Steve Jobs’s passing via social network Twitter and Facebook was immense, the creator behind Apple lost his battle to Pancreatic cancer, died age 56. He introduced the iMac computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad to the world, and iPhone 4S model has already unveiled to the public just a day after his death.

Apple itself said Steve Jobs had been ‘the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives’ and made the world ‘immeasurably better’ – BBC News.

As an Apple customer typing this post from my Macbook Pro and listening to songs on iTunes, I and we would like say our thanks for giving us the technology of hope, your words on philosophy changes the way we live and ways of thinking.  Thank you Apple, thank you Steve Jobs. Rest in peace. iSad.

 

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 Bokeh

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: August 4th, 2011

Photos via Photojojo.

As a photography enthusiast with aims to take my skills to the next level, learning new tips and tricks from friends, on youtube, discussion forums and of course on blogs.  Night photography is especially challenging for me, fiddling with desired and accurate settings are always painstakingly challenging as an amateur.  Not exactly an idealistic skill for me.

Recently I stumbled upon a website, Photojojo a photography online store selling quirky photo gifts and gears for (all levels) photographers.  One of their products have caught my attention, the Bokeh Kit!  Bokeh (blurred in Japanese) is that beautiful out of focus that appears when your lens is set to a shallow depth of field (i.e 50mm lense with f/1.4).  The Bokeh Kit provides a disc of any shape slip over the lens, it turns those out of focus lights into interesting given sparkling shape.

Photos via Photojojo.

I have prepared mine using an old card ripped from an old look book, cut out a lens size disc and a tiny a shape of a butterfly in the middle what looked like a bow or a moth.  See result tomorrow.  Satisfied.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 

 
 

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 Lomography

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: May 18th, 2011

Over the coupld of years Lomography has steadily becoming a huge trend amongst photography lovers in the UK. Photographers of all levels are turning their backs on digital device to find something more fun, unique and different by using various type of analogue cameras – deadstocks from the Russian Soviet, toys, vintage and antiques.

Brighton – shot with Lubitel Universal

Brighton – shot Smena 8m (former Russian spy camera)

Hong Kong – Shot with a Diana camera (a replica toy from the 1960s original camera)

What is Lomography? It happened in the early 1990s when two Austrian students in Vienna discovered the Lomo Kompakt Automat, a small deadstock and enigmatic Russian camera. After their experimental shots they were impressed with the outcome, mind blowing photos with vibrant colours with deep satuation and vignettes that framed the shot like never seen before. This was the start of their movement.

Today there are hundreds of thousands of Lomographers and Lomography Gallery Stores across the world, selling from LC+A, Diana, Lubitels, camera accessories, books to film rolls. I, too myself an avid Lomographer since 2006 having discovered it by accident whilst researching film photography on the internet, I think I own about 7 analogue toys, it’s an addiction.

There are 10 golden rules by following their famed ‘Don’t Think, Just Shoot‘ motto:

1. Take your camera everywhere you go.

2. Use it any time – day and night.

3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.

4. Try the shot from the hip.

5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.

6. Don’t think.

7. Be fast.

8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you have captured on film.

9. Afterwards either.

10. Don’t worry about any rules.

There are two gallery stores in London, be sure to check out their social events, product launches, classes and parties.

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