LightningPaul

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photoblog image Guitar Solo in the Air

Guitar Solo in the Air

Part of the first photo shoots made with my very first digital camera during a rehearsal of my former punk rock band. Oh boy, we had lots of fun.
Luckily we got a place to play from someone dealing in antique.  We really appreciated that. Many music bands had no place to practice.

I made this one in the summer of 2002 so I could post it in 2009 for the VFXY theme Musical.



CAMERA-INFO: I used a Fujifilm iX-1, a very small and light weight camera which I got of my friends. Very handy because everything was fully automatic. You only have to press the shutter at the right time . A counter on top shows how many images you still can take.

The images are all 0.3 megapixel (640 x 480)  which results in JPGs of only 99kB. There is no need for a memory card, it has an internal of 8MB. Just like the newest DLSRs, small video clips can be made, though not in HD format (only 320 x 240).

White balance and lighting is fully automatic. The camera automatically adds lots of digital chroma noise which gives the images a kind of nostalgic mood. The sharpness is adjusted to simulate a pinhole camera. Everything further than 50cm is within the DOF.

No zoom lens, only a fixed plastic prime lens of 6.0mm. When connected to your PC it turns into a webcam. Despites its advanced automatic technology, I used it only one month and a half. The camera is also known under the brand name Axia.

This compact camera is even listed on dpreview and dcviews.  Does anyone of you have this camera too?


TECH-INFO: not much had to be altered because of the super advanced in-camera-processing technology, only a very slight change using the curves tool and a small rectangular vignette is added to enhance the mood a bit more. Finally I had to up-size it to 700 pixels for posting on Shutterchance server.


Guitar Solo in the Air

Part of the first photo shoots made with my very first digital camera during a rehearsal of my former punk rock band. Oh boy, we had lots of fun.
Luckily we got a place to play from someone dealing in antique.  We really appreciated that. Many music bands had no place to practice.

I made this one in the summer of 2002 so I could post it in 2009 for the VFXY theme Musical.



CAMERA-INFO: I used a Fujifilm iX-1, a very small and light weight camera which I got of my friends. Very handy because everything was fully automatic. You only have to press the shutter at the right time . A counter on top shows how many images you still can take.

The images are all 0.3 megapixel (640 x 480)  which results in JPGs of only 99kB. There is no need for a memory card, it has an internal of 8MB. Just like the newest DLSRs, small video clips can be made, though not in HD format (only 320 x 240).

White balance and lighting is fully automatic. The camera automatically adds lots of digital chroma noise which gives the images a kind of nostalgic mood. The sharpness is adjusted to simulate a pinhole camera. Everything further than 50cm is within the DOF.

No zoom lens, only a fixed plastic prime lens of 6.0mm. When connected to your PC it turns into a webcam. Despites its advanced automatic technology, I used it only one month and a half. The camera is also known under the brand name Axia.

This compact camera is even listed on dpreview and dcviews.  Does anyone of you have this camera too?


TECH-INFO: not much had to be altered because of the super advanced in-camera-processing technology, only a very slight change using the curves tool and a small rectangular vignette is added to enhance the mood a bit more. Finally I had to up-size it to 700 pixels for posting on Shutterchance server.


comments (8)

classic feel to it....
looks punk alright!!
Rob
LightningPaul: Thanks, it was pretty punk at that time. I also I wanted to post something totally different.
Well it worked!
LightningPaul: Thank you Bill! The little camera some very cool images, mostly unexpected colors and portions of noise.
great timing
LightningPaul: I was surprised that this little "toy" camera was able to "freeze" the action in such a low light situation. Thanks for commenting.
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 14:09
must evoke a lot of memories
LightningPaul: Indeed it does. We've been playing for ten years, though some people left and joined the band during that period.
  • Doum
  • Canada
  • 23 Feb 2009, 17:02
Thanks to share especial memories... Punk group like centerfold girls poster (near the hooked coat)!
LightningPaul: Thanks! You have an excellent eye, we indeed like(d) centerfold girls :-D
Ahh that reminds me when I used to sing in a rock band.. many years ago gosh..
LightningPaul: Great to hear that!
  • Tero
  • Finland
  • 24 Feb 2009, 06:04
Hey! Rock 'n Roll! I got flashbacks from my own garage days smile
LightningPaul: It's great that this 'old' image is triggering some flashbacks smile
Excellent action shot, very dynamic.
SwissCharles
LightningPaul: Thank you Charles!

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