Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts

Friday, June 23, 2023

Trying my Hand at AI Art Made from Pictures I Take


Artificial Intelligence Art Piece

Hey there. I've been away for awhile. I was a bit lost for some time. Motivation was at an all time low and I just wasn't feeling it. Didn't feel like writing... didn't feel like reviewing... didn't feel like playing video games... didn't even feel like taking pictures. All the things that I had hoped would spark the drive again...simply didn't. So I've spent the last 2 months or so away from the internet. For the most part, that is. I did spend a lot of time chatting it up with community members at The Otaku Box Community and I spent a lot of time on Tik Tok. Both of these were instrumental in finally snapping me out of my funk. Tik Tok for exposing me to AI art and the TOB community members for providing me the confidence and feedback needed to pursue this. Pursue what? AI art made from pictures that I take! So... here me out...

Monday, April 3, 2023

Picture of the Day - Albedo with Sakura Background


Albedo with Sakura Background
Hey there. I just received this awesome Albedo figure from Taito and I decided to test out more background photo pics with figures. Here's the latest one. 

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Picture of the Day - Albedo


Albedo within Castle Walls

Hey there. I know I haven't posted a picture in a while but trust me when I say that I have been taking plenty of pictures... I just haven't gotten around to posting them. =oP But last night I decided to take the  suggestion that my wife gave me of using backgrounds so I put it into action. So I grabbed Albedo, propped her up against this background and... BAM!!! This is the result of that!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Picture of the Day - Rainbow Over Lancaster, California

Rainbow over Lancaster, California
Hey there. Rainbows are awesome. Saw what you will... but whenever a rainbow appears, I make sure to catch a glimpse of it! This particular rainbow appeared over the skies of Lancaster, CA a few days ago and my wife managed to capture a full arc. Actually, this picture is of a double rainbow... but the second rainbow is very faint and kinda hard to make out. Another cool aspect about this picture is that the rainbow is the star of the show. There are no people, no buildings in the way, no nothing. Just the rainbow.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Picture of the Day - Orion


Constellation Orion
Hey there. I love space. I love the stars. I love the unknown. But you know what I don't love? That I haven't been able to capture a nice picture of the stars. Generally, when I attempt to take a pic with my camera or my phone, the stars disappear and I end up with a picture with nothing but the black void of space. But now... my brand new tripod has allowed me to keep my camera steady for longer exposure times, giving the opportunity to capture awesome pics like this one!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Picture of the Day - Morning Haze


Morning Haze
Hey there. This morning was a bit of an odd morning. I woke up before 7 am to catch the World Cup match between the US and the Netherlands and when I peeked out the window, I didn't see any haze. Within minutes, this dreary haze washed over the neighborhood and I had to get a picture of it. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Introducing the Picture of the Day Series

Metallman Hotdog
I love taking pictures! Especially of the goofy variety!
Hey there. I've been on a bit of a sabbatical as of late. I haven't really been posting online, I haven't been active in podcasting, and I haven't been doing any type of writing. But you know what I have been doing?  I've been learning and have been taking pictures. You can see the evolution of some of the pictures that I have taken over the years here on this site, but I've been learning about taking photography to the next level. The majority of the pictures that I've taken before have been on the most basics of settings or on "Auto" mode. You know... of the just point and shoot variety. But I've been reading about Aperture, about ISO settings, about F stop, and about shutter speed. So... in an effort to keep that fire for photography burning, I'm going to start a new series of posts here. I'm going to call it... Picture of the Day. And it's going to be just that... a picture that I have taken that day. It may be mundane... it may be awesome... or it may just be an experimental pic that sucks. Either way... I want to post those pictures here to keep as a catalog that will capture any progress I make. Also, I'll write a little blurb about it. What I thought of the picture. Maybe even post the camera settings just for those that would like to replicate it. So that's enough of an intro... let's get into our first entry of the series!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Popular Hobbies That'll Earn You Money

Brown Ukulele
Image Source: Pexels
It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a second income or not, there are plenty of hobbies out there that can earn you one. The good thing about these is that they don't have to be particularly difficult ones that you put hours and hours of your week into; they're just ones that you can enjoy and have fun with. If you have a hobby that you love already, you could try to monetize it, but there are others that you can learn to love that will put cash in your pocket even without trying!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

4 Fun Date Night Options

date night
Hey there.  Spending a day or evening out with that special someone may be the highlight of your week. Whether you've been out only once or twice or married for years, date nights give couples the chance to escape the normalcies of home and connect. If you are tired of the same dinner and a movie type of nights, you're in luck because below are four fun date night options you may not have thought of.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Mozeat Lens POL-BL01 Telephoto Camera Lens Kit Review

Mozeat Lens
A camera lens add on to enhance smartphone pictures?!
You have my attention, Mozeat!!!
Hey there.  I'm a, "take a picture", type of guy.  I love beautiful scenery, I love action shots, I love taking a picture of anything that's pretty awesome, actually.  But, like most people, I don't carry around a super awesome camera with me.  Most of the time, all I have is my smartphone with me and while it does a great job for selfies and relatively close shots, it won't do so well when it comes to taking a picture of something that's a little ways off.  My smartphone camera simply will not take a great picture when zoomed in.  If only I can get a better picture with my smartphone...  If you find yourself asking that question as well, then you're in luck because Mozeat has you covered!  Mozeat offers a wide array of camera lens that you can attach to your smartphone to help you capture the best possible shot!  And I was fortunate enough to receive the Mozeat Lens POL-BL01 Telephoto Lens to test out and review.  This is one spiffy looking lens and to be honest with you, I don't think I've seen camera lens that are made for smartphones before this one.  I'm sure you are just as intrigued as I was when I first received this lens so let's get to it!  But first, let's talk SPECS!