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May. 13th, 2010 11:12 pm
madamkerrington: (Default)
Hmm.  Is this Windows Live Writer shit going to work?  It’s probably not worth going through all the trouble.  I mean, having this program open instead of just a tab in Firefox is just more clutter.  Whatever.



Apr. 29th, 2010 11:35 am
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I printed a photograph of my brother and my nephew on Monday and forgot to scan it before it was given to him the next morning. Oh well. It was borderless. I think the stuff looks better borderless. Whatever. Pretty sure I don't have any more class time to print photos with. I still have a couple pieces of paper left. I guess I could go in early on Friday. I have some other stuff I need to scan. I don't know if I want to start going in to this film school free lab thing to print shit or not. It's kind of out of the way and I don't know how I'd get there. I'll just send film in to York and have them develop it for starters I guess.

I'm tired of being at school in general. Eff this.


Apr. 3rd, 2010 12:08 am
madamkerrington: (Shadow Pepper)
Neeeeegative nein.

I have a cut on the inside of my mouth. How the fuck does that happen? It hurts like shit. I keep having dreams about bears. I wish I could get my drawing pad to work. I want to buy a bunch of CM Punk crap. I think it's pretty important.

Lawl at kids with a primitive camera taking better pictures than I ever will.


Apr. 1st, 2010 12:59 pm
madamkerrington: (Crimson)
I can't get my Intuos2 to work on this laptop anymore.


Mar. 25th, 2010 09:47 pm
madamkerrington: (Crimson)

I'm tired of scanning and transferring crap. Also of school. Yet that's where I'm going to be during spring break. The binder I use for photography class just fell apart and I've only had it for a couple months. It couldn't handle all the crappy negatives and prints. I have a horrible cough. Don't want to go in tomorrow.
madamkerrington: (Max Shadow)
Tommy Steele says happy St. Patrick's Day.

The Hell

Mar. 16th, 2010 10:07 am
madamkerrington: (Crimson)
I don't know what the hell is wrong that my negatives keep turning out like shit. I don't even know if it's my fault or if there's something wrong with the camera.

I mean, the last roll I shot, I was using the exposure time the meter was telling me for the shots I was taking with f16. Then I was clicking down f-stops and increasing the time by the same increments, and taking the same picture with those settings, despite the meter telling me it was too much light.

And when I developed the negatives, the negatives the meter told me were exposed correctly were very underexposed, and the ones the meter told me were overexposed were correctly exposed. What the shit?

The roll before that, I took all the pictures correctly metered. Switching back and forth between f22 and f3.5. And half of them turned out, and half of them didn't. I don't know which ones. I think it was the f3.5 ones that turned out correctly.

But, what the fuck? So the meter was wrong 100% of the time on my latest roll, and 50% of the time on the one before that? I just put a new battery in that thing. This is totally irritating. I've developed two rolls so far, and so far have not been able to develop a SINGLE pair of correctly exposed negatives of the same picture with different f-stops. Could the teacher have assigned a more impossible assignment?

I just don't understand why so many of my negatives turn out completely fucking underexposed when the meter says I'm using the correct settings. I can understand if there's some giant, bright-ass sky in the picture that is going to throw off the meter, but in the majority of the underexposed negatives there's no sky at all.

Is the problem possibly that it's too light out to use 400 speed film and I should be using 100 instead? Wouldn't the meter compensate for that? Isn't that why there is a setting on the camera to select what speed film you're using? If the camera treats all speeds of film the same, why have a setting for it?

And the pictures I took in high school, and the pictures I took at my aunt's over the summer were all correctly exposed. Under- and overexposure pretty much didn't exist. I think it must have been because I think I had the camera automatically select the correct aperture. Why can I not manually set the aperture on the camera without butt-fucking my negatives? Am I supposed to completely disregard what the camera is telling me and wing the settings with some kind of superior knowledge while the camera is telling me WRONG WRONG VERY WRONG to get these negatives to turn out correctly? I'm really supposed to be able to do that in Photography 1?

Why can't I do this shit right? It is driving me up a wall. I don't know why I have an A in this class, since I clearly have no fucking idea how to use a camera.

Developing film grates on my nerves, too, though I know how to do it by now and have yet to botch a roll of film THAT way.

Week 4

Mar. 15th, 2010 12:42 pm
madamkerrington: (Luxor)
is made of failure.

BAUZ I am lazy, I am going to post Tommy Steele gifs instead.

madamkerrington: (Angelo)
I just got a wireless router, so I'm very busy not sleeping. So far I've watched the four episodes of V that have come out, and the first 1.5 episodes of The X-Files. The fucking work-around for Megavideo limits didn't work on the second episode, so I gave up.

I've been slogging through fantasy novels looking for something to read since I finished The Mageborn Traitor. Melanie Rawn is a bitch. Anyhow, I came across THIS:

Now, I believe it was the summer before 7th grade. I had a reading assignment. I was to read Dragonwings, and write some kind of report on it. Well, I went to the library, and wound up with Dragon Wing. So I spent the next month trying very hard to read through this LONG ASS book, meant for pimply, nerdy man-children about TROLLS AND SHIT, comprehending nothing, thoroughly bewildered, believing this was what the teacher intended me to read, when I SHOULD have been reading some book MEANT for 6th-7th graders about happy little Chinese kids. When I turned in my report at the start of the school year, my teacher wrote some crap about me reading a very high-level book, blah, blah, blah, on the paper, threw on a smiley sticker, and that was it. I personally think she should have at least given me a personal pan pizza certificate or a dress-down-day pass, or SOMETHING!

So ends the tale of my worst experience with a "school" book ever.

I Win

Feb. 4th, 2010 02:10 pm
madamkerrington: (Shadow)

madamkerrington: (Shadow Pepper)


Jan. 28th, 2010 07:41 pm
madamkerrington: (MLP)
Some very cool old pictures of Hazelwood here.


Jan. 25th, 2010 10:57 pm
madamkerrington: (Max)
Needs moar USB ports.

madamkerrington: (Angelo)
Had no class this or last Friday, because we aren't developing anything yet at this stage. I've developed photos before, whatthefuckever, if you mess up you throw it away and make another print. But I've only ever watched my high school photography teacher develop film before, and if you fuck that up you're fucked x 36. And the room she said we were going to develop film in I am not convinced can get completely dark, like. I must have misheard her and we must do it in some other room. And she said it takes 45 minutes per person. And there are like a dozen people in the class, and only two hours of class a week to do this shit. So. What? I mean, if we are to develop this film in the room I think we are(which I am not convinced is possible), the door will have to keep getting locked and crap, and it's between the main class and the room with the enlargers. Like. Whatever. I'm probably going to screw up every one of my 15 rolls of film that I develop by myself. So that's fail x 36 x 15 = 540 FAIL.

Anyway, construction workers ALWAYS notice when you take their picture. They are the only thing worth taking pictures of downtown. Construction workers are made of win. I'm going to stalk them tomorrow morning when I'm busy getting my EYES PROBED at the ancient eye doctor's. Trying to get contacts that aren't a pain in the azz.
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Dec. 28th, 2009 03:03 am
madamkerrington: (Luxor)
You don't have to be registered on this site to leave comments. Just hit Reply. It works.
madamkerrington: (Angelo)
Ali Pahlavan is gorgeous in a big dorky way. And I don't even feel guilty, because he'd have to be white to be any whiter. Racist white Jesus will have to shove it this time.

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It's the end of the world.

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I'm never

Dec. 4th, 2009 09:51 pm
madamkerrington: (Max Shadow)
putting the head on that headless body, ever.

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