DIY Charging Station

After a longer photo project wanted to do something different. I have wanted some kind of charging station to clear up the wire mess but my wall space is kind of limited. I have used tool cart for photo use and I thought I could hang it there. With this project I thought I also learn some video editing and shooting and test how my machine handles 4K video. My only 4K capable video camera is iPhone 8 so I shot all the video with it.

Imperfect

You wake up. Rules of vanity are immediately conquering your mind. Your inside is already burning with a small flame in the breakfast table. You go on but imperfection is the only thing you see in the mirror. Nightmares of the night haunt you during the day and you just want to take a nap and see dreams of butterflies. But whats stopping you? Is it time to break the chains of beauty?

I have been working with this picture series for a month now. It took longer than expected because of the holidays, man flu and such… This time the original sketch was pretty accurate and photoshoot took only just an hour (+45min for preparation). I shot this in camera club studio that has more space so that also helped the logistics.

Black and White theme

I haven’t done anything for the camera club monthly theme for a while so I thought that since it’s the last theme for the year I could do something. Theme is “Black and White” (meaning necessarily a monochrome image). First image is a yin and yang autoportrait where I used large octabox for a background. Easiest way to make pure white background. Second image is a composite inspired by Hengki Lee. For the Kleinbus I used a small model car and for the man, myself (naturally).

New domain and stuff

I changed my domain to petridamsten.com. As a side effect I decided to learn something totally new and I updated my video intro. This time I made it with Black Magic Fusion 9 which is something similar to DaVinci Resolve as After Effects is for Premiere. Basic version is a free download which is good when you are not making animations in daily basis. It’s a really capable program and I think it’s more than enough for my needs. I also updated the end screen for videos with a logo like design.

VW Kleinbus

I found this vw kleinbus at the side of the road in Kuopio. It had just rained when we went to light paint the car so we got some nice reflections on the asphalt.