used my dslr !(:

Here is the first trial of Bisquick’s new enrichment! This is the Wurm Ball. The general idea of enrichment is to make Bisquick’s life as interesting and fun as possible, and that includes new ways of offering him food! This is a slightly modified ping pong ball which I then stuffed with red wigglers (his favorite). So instead of just eating the worms as I toss them in he can engage his brain in how to get the worms out of the ball. I started off with a few big holes as you can see, and it was unsurprisingly very easy for him to figure out the general gist of it. This was his first interaction with it, so it’s really neat to see him investigate the ball in the beginning. Trail II will use a pingpong with more worms and smaller holes, that is if I can get the worms into smaller holes. I do apologize for the shaky camera, I’m not 100% used to using my DSLR for video applications.

For those of you who have not yet met Bisquick he is a species of freshwater stingray (Potamotrygon motoro).  Although he is currently small and cute this species (as well as many others) grow to incredibly large sizes; this combined with the fact that they are venomous means they are not for inexperienced keepers. I strongly encourage the average person to merely visit the stingrays at their local aquarium rather than going out and purchasing one. 

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my album’s here!!!!!!!!!!!

I like photography a lot. I like seeing things and feeling in my gut that I want to capture it forever. I like the fact that different cameras capture different feelings. I like shaking the instant photo from my Instax, waiting for it to develop, and not being able to tell right away what that photo will look like.

anonymous asked:

omfg i have a fear of accidentally posting my nudes on my snapchat story. bc the save button is RIGHT next to the post to story button!! and I like to save my nudes to the "my eyes only" section. one time I did post a pic to my story.. thankfully it was just me in a bralette & didn't have a kinky caption or anything. so I deleted it and played it off..

I have that fear too!!!!!!!!!!!

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Main Street, Jackson. Watercolor on Paper. 2014. 

This July has been a stormy one here in New York, and even more so in my hometown of Jackson, Ohio which was hit hard yesterday with over five inches of rain. I found myself revisiting this painting from last summer, in which I captured one of those big summer storms rolling in over Main Street. I took the photo that this painting was based on with my phone - one shot that luckily captured the dramatic sky - and I later decided that the composition seemed perfect for a painting. I normally using my DSLR for photo reference, but I wasn’t planning on painting Jackson and didn’t have it on me that day. 

As you can see from the in-progress shots (cell phone photo quality not as impressive here, sorry), my process was pretty much the same as with my ‘View from the High Line’ painting. Check out that post for a discussion of my process that I won’t go into detail repeating here. I started with the sky, carefully masking off the silhouettes of the building shapes with tape and the intricate telephone poles and streetlights with masking fluid. Once the sky was sufficiently ominous, I painted the street up to where the cars begin, and then began painting the building on the left and marched across the page from there.   After painting several photo-realistic scenes of Manhattan, this simple street lined with two story buildings seemed like a relatively straightforward proposition, and it was a lot of fun to paint. This is still one of my favorite paintings - it helped me see a place that I had never considered very interesting or beautiful in a new light. 

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Please watch and share this short documentary I made about my transgender friend.

Support a poc queer filmmaker:)

I made this on a very small budget using my DSLR camera, but I’m so proud of it <3

submitted by Tyler Kennelly

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Another updated view of my EDC with some slight changes. The basics stay the same;. My SOG flashlight, Ontario folding knife, Gerber multi-tool, Timex wristwatch, and Machine Era wallet are my essentials. I take pride in the fact that my gear has some noticeable wear and tear. Everything gets used.. hard. My Canon DSLR tends to stay in my studio, along with my Craftsman razor knife. I added a few new items to my keychain; a clip on multi-tool and lighter. I try and keep it light, aside from my flashlight that gets a little heavy so I keep it in a Condor flashlight pouch attached to my everyday carry backpack.

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Here’s my full panel video from Fan Expo :)  I ain’t subtle on who my faves are lmao… I apologize for the shakiness at the beginning, I get the hang of it eventually.  And sometimes my hand just got tired holding and zooming in and out (using my dslr + heavy long lens…) i should’ve brought a tripod.  Anyways, around 11:30, I block the mic (but I uncover it afterwards) and the question was “do you have any weird special talents?”

Aaron can blow weird spit bubbles.
Shannon can pull his hair in a certain spot and not feel anything.
Sharon can make weird noise with her hands.
Nicole plays competitive dodgeball.
Kaitlyn can make a deep voice.
Annie can wiggle her ears.
Natasha makes a mean chili.
Elise does yoga.

Also don’t ask why my camera decided to cut off early at some parts.  Don’t worry though, nothing important was missed.

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NEW PROJECT GTAV/Streetphotography

follow the project on this thumblr : http://benoitpscreenshot.tumblr.com

«A simulacra is an object that does not refer to any underlying reality, but claims to be this reality itself.»jean baudrillard

The photographic performance of this project is to overlay a material reality with a virtual one, erasing the border between the two worlds

Through my wanderings in the game, I observes the surrounding elements with the same look that I uses in my artistic practice in the real world. I strives to demonstrate that photography is not a reality but a means to disclose a tiny part of our vision and perception of the world around us, and to show dissolution/fusion of phenomenal reality within virtual worlds.This series is also a response/adding to the proliferation of visual projects that take place in virtual spaces. It is a questioning about the notion of border and territory

I  have developed a methodology and a creative process for this series. Using my DSLR, I takes screenshots\photography  of my wanderings in the game. Places of interest are marked and located on the map using the game’s GPS system. I would often return in a given virtual location, depending on the light or time of the day, color, and weather.

Through this creative process, within the virtual environment built by a private video game company, I ask questions about the legitimacy and the authorship of artwork created this way. This photographic series raises the question about the possible disappearance of the photographic medium as we know it. Our environment tends to be more and more dematerialized, workspaces are now to be found in the Cloud, relationships and social exchanges take place increasingly in virtual networks , while gamers compete on online networks.

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NEW PROJECT GTAV/Streetphotography

follow the project on this thumblr : http://benoitpscreenshot.tumblr.com

«A simulacra is an object that does not refer to any underlying reality, but claims to be this reality itself.»jean baudrillard

The photographic performance of this project is to overlay a material reality with a virtual one, erasing the border between the two worlds

Through my wanderings in the game, I observes the surrounding elements with the same look that I uses in my artistic practice in the real world. I strives to demonstrate that photography is not a reality but a means to disclose a tiny part of our vision and perception of the world around us, and to show dissolution/fusion of phenomenal reality within virtual worlds.This series is also a response/adding to the proliferation of visual projects that take place in virtual spaces. It is a questioning about the notion of border and territory

I  have developed a methodology and a creative process for this series. Using my DSLR, I takes screenshots\photography  of my wanderings in the game. Places of interest are marked and located on the map using the game’s GPS system. I would often return in a given virtual location, depending on the light or time of the day, color, and weather.

Through this creative process, within the virtual environment built by a private video game company, I ask questions about the legitimacy and the authorship of artwork created this way. This photographic series raises the question about the possible disappearance of the photographic medium as we know it. Our environment tends to be more and more dematerialized, workspaces are now to be found in the Cloud, relationships and social exchanges take place increasingly in virtual networks , while gamers compete on online networks.