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    • Selling RTX Austin 2018 Weekend PLUS Pass (Early Bird)

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      Long story short, I have an extra Weekend PLUS pass. I am asking what I paid for it: $343.89 total (pass + fees + shipping). Talking to FrontGate, I'll just need to update the shipping address before they ship them out.

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    • Project 365, An Update

      1 year ago

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      So a week into the challange; and 51 more to go. But so far, have not missed a day. It has been ... interesting. I have noticed that I tend to go for the more abstract kind of pictures. Not sure if that is just something I natively prefer or just out of necessity. There are only so many things I can photograph around the house without resorting to the dog. That's just a cop out...that I'll probably use later in the year. So because of that I tend to use my macro lens more. And now I want the 105mm f2.8 macro lens. Damn you wants!

    • Project 365, a photography update

      1 year ago

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      So it has been 5 months I guess since I picked up photography. At least that is how long ago my last post was. And it has been fun. Since the last post, I have taken the camera with me to RTX (of course) and snapped a LOT of pictures. Mostly of panels. One picture of Burnie in particular the reddit community really liked, and it is now on his wiki page. So that is kind of cool.  My lens collection has grown since, and I've upgrade my camera. I didn't really need to do that, but the want was strong. I've also made a site for sharing some of my pictures: VladSPhoto. Not it isn't Squarespace. Adobe Photography Suit also comes with site hosting which is convenient.


      In 2018, I've decided to do the 365 photo challenge. For those who don't know, it is a challenge where you go out, take a picture, and post it every day for a year. My prediction is that 364 of those pictures will suck. Right now I am thinking I will post all the pictures to my site, and once a month post my favorite of that month on my instagram. I don't really like to clutter up my instagram account and ya'll don't want to see the crappy pictures anyway. So this photo challenge will be interesting for me. My day job has nothing to do with photography and I cannot take pictures of my work. So I have no idea what I will take pictures of. But I plan on carrying my DSLR with me everywhere. Probably with a 24-70 lens. And for those who do not know, that is not a very discrete package. But I hope at the end of this challenge, I'll get better and know my gear better. So let's see how it goes! 


      Have any of you done this kind of challenge? Or have you done a different one that you particularly enjoyed?

    • Photography, a new hobby

      2 years ago

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      I've done a bit of photography back in high school for a class. Using my dad's Canon SLR on film... I know! It was interesting learning to develop film and then the photos in the dark room. And it gave me a great excuse just to wonder around school grounds in the middle of the day ;)


      Fast forward a couple of years, and then a few more, I decided to get back into it. Really it was Burnie's vlogs that pushed me over the edge. So about a month ago, I bought myself a Nikon DSLR, a few lenses, and the Adobe Photography subscription. So far it has been quite the fun. It gets you out there and experience new things and meet different people. I will definitely bring the camera with me to RTX. Hopefully photograph some cosplayers. Or the RT Staff.


      As Burnie always said: just go out there, and do it and if you can, get it out there for people to see. I mean what's the point if you are not going to share it with people and how are you going to learn if you don't get any feedback. And so I've done just that. Here are my Instagram and Flikr pages. What do you think?


      Perhaps, if people want, I might do a period update on things I've learned and tried. Who knows.

    • DC Area Fans

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      So who from the DC area is going to RTX? I know there is a few of us here.

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      JustVlad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sponsor
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  • Comments (2)

    • dizzyblinker Loud person

      2 years ago

      I miss seeing you around. Come back. <3

      • JustVlad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sponsor

        2 years ago

        Miss you all too! I am going to try to be on more soon.

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