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MilesHackett
06-01-2010, 02:09 AM
I don't really dabble with photoshop, but I do have a passion for photography and film so I will post my works in here. Hope you guys like my stuff! Feel free to discuss/critique, etc!

Gallery #1:


Title: "The Emerald and Ebony Palace"

Location: Milford Haven, my home town in Wales.

Subject: The Texaco (I think?) oil refinery overlooking the bay.

Notes: I have no idea how the colors turned out the way they did, but I think its a really cool effect. Didn't touch this up at all!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1968/140/49/187904033/n187904033_37720095_4478.jpg




Title: "A Proper Night's Education"

Location: WLU dorm, Waterloo, ON

Subject(s): Josh (FullMetal) and our friend Stu.

Notes: I heard drunken laughter down the hall from me and being the voyeur that I am, I took pictures of what I found.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v193/140/49/187904033/n187904033_35653367_2712.jpg




Title: "Towering Faith"

Location: Bardi, Northern Italy.

Subject: The local church/bell tower looming over the town.

Notes: I liked the vantage point, not really much else to this one lol.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592339651310_187904033_38339595_5665892_n.jpg





Title: "Living in the Shadow of Day"

Location: Bardi, Northern Italy.

Subject: A Tree in the Valley.

Notes: I took this picture because I found it really peculiar that this lone tree in the middle of the valley was right on the brink of shadow and light.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592339726160_187904033_38339610_3105781_n.jpg




Title: "Bardi, Il Mio Amore"

Location: Bardi, Northern Italy

Subject: The landscape of the town I stayed in.

Notes: Thought it was a breathtaking view, one I wanted to immortalize!


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592339731150_187904033_38339611_1191916_n.jpg





Title: "Frozen In a Slice of Life"

Location: Parma, Italy.

Subject(s): Bustling street, bicyclist, my Father (on the left)

Notes: I really like the brown color pallet of this photograph, the sense of movement, and the architecture of the town.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592341826950_187904033_38339726_4570137_n.jpg




Title: "Approaching the Colossus"

Location: Parma, Italy.

Subject(s): My Father approaching one of the many churches in Parma.

Notes: The image of a man approaching a church or any kind of religious iconography generally incites some sense of desire for spiritual discovery. The closer my Father got to the tower, the more I noticed how much it dwarfed him, much like the search for understanding of our origin in this universe dwarfs us. Many people are drawn to religion for answers in relation to that issue and I felt that this picture sort of encapsulates that idea.


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592341841920_187904033_38339729_8147149_n.jpg






Title: "Wings of Defiance"

Location: Venice, Italy.

Subject(s): Large bird of prey, tower.

Notes: I saw a giant bird, no idea what kind it is circling the tower and thought it was sort of ominous.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592340554500_187904033_38339683_1878154_n.jpg

Gallery #2:

Title: "Doggy In the Window"

Location: My living room.

Subject(s): My dog, Buffy.

Notes: Every day at around 5pm, my dog climbs onto the couch arm and sits there, waiting for my parents to come home from work. She looks incredibly intense and fixated, so I figured why not take a shot? The dog looking through the window at the free world is kind of a sad image, don't you think?


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs635.snc3/31870_684530804500_187904033_41202301_8079392_n.jp g


Title: "The Living Oil Painting"

Location: Venice, Italy.

Subject(s): Pastel houses alongside the water.

Notes: The way the water reflected the beautiful colored villas inspired me to take this photograph. It almost looks like the water and the colors are from a Renoir painting.


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592338049520_187904033_38339515_7629873_n.jpg

philivey2k8
06-01-2010, 02:20 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1968/140/49/187904033/n187904033_37720095_4478.jpg

this one's crazy. it reminds me of the establishing shot of a villain's hideout in a movie. great atmosphere!

MilesHackett
06-01-2010, 02:22 AM
Haha, thanks man.. I never really thought about it the way you described, but I can definitely see the villainous quality. I could see it being the main setting for a sci-fi film, mainly because it's hyper-industrialized and looks so unnatural in a natural setting.

It's probably the best photograph I have ever taken. I took it while I was back in Wales for my grandmother's funeral last year, really happy with how it turned out.

philivey2k8
06-01-2010, 02:34 AM
Haha, thanks man.. I never really thought about it the way you described, but I can definitely see the villainous quality. I could see it being the main setting for a sci-fi film, mainly because it's hyper-industrialized and looks so unnatural in a natural setting.

It's probably the best photograph I have ever taken. I took it while I was back in Wales for my grandmother's funeral last year, really happy with how it turned out.


the second i saw that i was like, damn..that's a cool photoshop effect lol

it's crazy how things turn out.



this one's got a cool effect to it. the buildings look bigger than they probably are and it's as if they're being pushed together.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592341826950_187904033_38339726_4570137_n.jpg

MilesHackett
06-01-2010, 02:40 AM
the second i saw that i was like, damn..that's a cool photoshop effect lol

it's crazy how things turn out.

Absolutely agree man, sometimes things just happen for a reason with art.. I find. A shot can be made so much better just by sheer chance, like it was supposed to happen.



this one's got a cool effect to it. the buildings look bigger than they probably are and it's as if they're being pushed together.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592341826950_187904033_38339726_4570137_n.jpg


Yeah, I get that vibe as well, now that you mention it. Somewhat ties into the sense of motion I was kind of alluding to. I love depth of field, it's one of my favorite things about photography and cinematography, so I was pretty satisfied with the angle I managed to get on the street.. it almost looks endless.

Aaron
06-01-2010, 02:57 AM
Wow, very impressive.

I really like the strange colours of "The Emerald and Ebony Palace". Even though those colours are not related directly to the refinery, it gives me the impression of how humans have been such a burden to the planet. On one hand it's beautiful, but also depressing in another sense.

philivey2k8
06-01-2010, 03:05 AM
I love depth of field, it's one of my favorite things about photography and cinematography, so I was pretty satisfied with the angle I managed to get on the street.. it almost looks endless.

who are your fav cinematographers?

Thaispider
06-01-2010, 04:33 AM
pretty awesome pics , the first one is really cool.

FullMetal
06-01-2010, 12:07 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v193/140/49/187904033/n187904033_35653367_2712.jpg

Free Jewish keggers ftw imo

MilesHackett
06-01-2010, 04:56 PM
Wow, very impressive.

I really like the strange colours of "The Emerald and Ebony Palace". Even though those colours are not related directly to the refinery, it gives me the impression of how humans have been such a burden to the planet. On one hand it's beautiful, but also depressing in another sense.

Thanks, I definitely agree with that evaluation.

who are your fav cinematographers?

In terms of purely cinematographers, I like Greg Toland (Citizen Kane) and Peter Hannan (Children of Men).

A lot of my favorite cinematographers are directors too, like Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, Martin Scorsese, and Paul Thomas Anderson.


pretty awesome pics , the first one is really cool.

Thanks man, but you're biased because it's taken in Wales! lol



Free Jewish keggers ftw imo

I wish I had come with you guys lol.

philivey2k8
06-02-2010, 03:44 PM
you said you have a degree in film Miles. have you thought about pursuing anything in that field?

MilesHackett
06-02-2010, 04:58 PM
you said you have a degree in film Miles. have you thought about pursuing anything in that field?

Yeah, the problem is that there was no technical training in my university program. I can talk all day about analysis and film theory, but I don't know how to use industry standard equipment and software which would be key to getting me a job.

There are no jobs related to film where I'm living right now either, so I'm eventually going to have to move.


I'm currently in the post-production stage with a film I've been working on for a couple years now, which I'm hoping to exhibit at a few film festivals around Ontario. I just want to meet people and hopefully build some contacts, which will hopefully come in handy later. I wish I excelled at something more practical than art lol.

plazzman
06-02-2010, 06:09 PM
The first is more than likely because you played with your white balance and forgot. Very nice pictures, which camera do you use?

This also reminds me, Miles do you mind if I post some of my own photography in a different thread? Don't wanna take your thunder.

Aaron
06-02-2010, 06:35 PM
why not just make your own thread ? lol

plazzman
06-02-2010, 06:39 PM
Yeah as you can see I asked that, but I don't wanna just randomly throw up a thread as soon as Miles does. Givin him a heads up.

Nigga read

Aaron
06-02-2010, 06:42 PM
ah. i thought you were asking if you could post them in here. my bad.

plazzman
06-02-2010, 06:43 PM
Yeah, Im just being considerate for once, cause I know my pics are gonna pwn his

MilesHackett
06-02-2010, 06:44 PM
The first is more than likely because you played with your white balance and forgot. Very nice pictures, which camera do you use?

This also reminds me, Miles do you mind if I post some of my own photography in a different thread? Don't wanna take your thunder.

I didn't touch my white balance at all, actually. I took that photograph with the same settings as the others I posted. Also, I currently use an Olympus FE110 digital camera. And go ahead, steal my thunder!


Anyway, if anyone is interested, I will probably post my film in here when it is finally completed!

plazzman
06-02-2010, 06:54 PM
Jesus CHRIST, you took that shit with an fe110? That thing is a fucking dinosaur! You sir have talent. I just got the E-PL1, thing is retardedly good.

MilesHackett
06-02-2010, 07:14 PM
Title: "Doggy In the Window"

Location: My living room.

Subject(s): My dog, Buffy.

Notes: Every day at around 5pm, my dog climbs onto the couch arm and sits there, waiting for my parents to come home from work. She looks incredibly intense and fixated, so I figured why not take a shot? The dog looking through the window at the free world is kind of a sad image, don't you think? This was taken on my Blackberry Bold.


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs635.snc3/31870_684530804500_187904033_41202301_8079392_n.jp g


Title: "The Living Oil Painting"

Location: Venice, Italy.

Subject(s): Pastel houses alongside the water.

Notes: The way the water reflected the beautiful colored villas inspired me to take this photograph. It almost looks like the water and the colors are from a Renoir painting.


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592338049520_187904033_38339515_7629873_n.jpg

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Jesus CHRIST, you took that shit with an fe110? That thing is a fucking dinosaur! You sir have talent. I just got the E-PL1, thing is retardedly good.

Haha, thanks. The camera is old, I would like to get a new one when I can afford it.. preferably non-digital though.

plazzman
06-02-2010, 07:18 PM
Title: "Doggy In the Window"

Location: My living room.

Subject(s): My dog, Buffy.

Notes: Every day at around 5pm, my dog climbs onto the couch arm and sits there, waiting for my parents to come home from work. She looks incredibly intense and fixated, so I figured why not take a shot? The dog looking through the window at the free world is kind of a sad image, don't you think? This was taken on my Blackberry Bold.


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs635.snc3/31870_684530804500_187904033_41202301_8079392_n.jp g


Title: "The Living Oil Painting"

Location: Venice, Italy.

Subject(s): Pastel houses alongside the water.

Notes: The way the water reflected the beautiful colored villas inspired me to take this photograph. It almost looks like the water and the colors are from a Renoir painting.


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3073_592338049520_187904033_38339515_7629873_n.jpg

---------- Post added at 11:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:10 PM ----------



Haha, thanks. The camera is old, I would like to get a new one when I can afford it.. preferably non-digital though.

Love the dog one.

Also, Im a HUGE fan of 35mm, but they're such a hassle and way too expensive to maintain. Luckily, alot of the new digitals will now do what 35's did. When you're ready (and willing to come to Toronto to get it) let me know and I'll get you a serious one

MilesHackett
06-02-2010, 09:12 PM
Love the dog one.

Also, Im a HUGE fan of 35mm, but they're such a hassle and way too expensive to maintain. Luckily, alot of the new digitals will now do what 35's did. When you're ready (and willing to come to Toronto to get it) let me know and I'll get you a serious one

Thanks man, much appreciated! I love photography, nice to be able to share the passion with someone else.

philivey2k8
06-03-2010, 04:44 PM
Yeah, the problem is that there was no technical training in my university program. I can talk all day about analysis and film theory, but I don't know how to use industry standard equipment and software which would be key to getting me a job.

would you consider enrolling in film at a college that's all hands on? i know it's more money, but that'll give you the hands on stuff.

I'm currently in the post-production stage with a film I've been working on for a couple years now, which I'm hoping to exhibit at a few film festivals around Ontario. I just want to meet people and hopefully build some contacts, which will hopefully come in handy later.

post it here when your'e done man, i'd like to see it.


I wish I excelled at something more practical than art lol.

there's nothing wrong with it, but the fuckers that run every university should have a disclaimer saying "WARNING! this is not a practical degree that you're enrolling in". i love film myself and i really wanted to take it but i chose not to because it wasn't practical. then i chose another useless degree when i enrolled in psychology. lol

fuckers just want our money, cause 80% of all university degrees are impractical.

Jack
06-05-2010, 10:31 AM
Nice work there Hackbot, really liking "Frozen In a Slice of Life" especially. Even though it's in Italy, for some reason it immediately made me think of Smoke, where Keitel takes a photo from across the street every day.

You use a DSLR for all of these, or just a point and shoot for some?

MilesHackett
06-22-2010, 10:46 PM
would you consider enrolling in film at a college that's all hands on? i know it's more money, but that'll give you the hands on stuff.

I have considered going to Humber and Sheridan for a hands-on post-grad program, but I've been hesitant because I already have an enormous debt from university. It's still an option I would consider though, but at this time I figure I will stick with what I know, produce films, show them at festivals, and network from there. I really want to build some good contacts, they can make the difference between getting somewhere and getting nowhere lol.


post it here when your'e done man, i'd like to see it.

Thanks, I definitely will. 2 years for 20 or so minutes of film.. better end up good lol. Hoping to debut it at the big local film festival in september.



there's nothing wrong with it, but the fuckers that run every university should have a disclaimer saying "WARNING! this is not a practical degree that you're enrolling in". i love film myself and i really wanted to take it but i chose not to because it wasn't practical. then i chose another useless degree when i enrolled in psychology. lol

fuckers just want our money, cause 80% of all university degrees are impractical.

Yeah, it's really true. I don't feel too bad about it because everyone I know who went to university is in the same boat as me, working some temporary shit job. The only ones that ended up with career-related jobs took business-related courses.

Nice work there Hackbot, really liking "Frozen In a Slice of Life" especially. Even though it's in Italy, for some reason it immediately made me think of Smoke, where Keitel takes a photo from across the street every day.

Fucking LOVE Smoke, watched it for the first time in my "Film and the Photographic Image" course in first year.. classic.

You use a DSLR for all of these, or just a point and shoot for some?

I use DSLR for all of them, I have a fetish for framing, so I need to see exactly what I'm shooting.


Here's a recent image I took at work on my BlackBerry Bold:


Title: "Raymond and the Rainy Day "

Location: Price Chopper, Cambridge ON.

Subject(s): Our parking lot during torrential rain/flooding, a co-worker pushing carts.

Notes: Went outside to check out to take a break and saw Raymond (this weird older guy at work pushing carts through our flooded parking lot, figured it would make for a somewhat bleak, depressive image. I liked how sterile the tones of the image ended up, especially with regard to the silhouettes, and I liked the textured qualities of the picture too.


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs073.ash2/37005_689576093700_187904033_41463355_3805369_n.jp g