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New Year, New Stuff.

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by sethkoberg

Well, 2011 is over. It was a wild ride but it was well worth it.

As usual, its been a while since I’ve updated my blog but now I have a project in the works which has been on my mind for some time now. I’ve had this idea for a long time, at least two years, and I’m finally getting everything together to get it done.

The final product is going to be a mosaic, roughly 8′ x 4.5′, made out of beer bottle caps. The biggest hurdle I’ve faced up until now, aside from the obvious need for thousands of bottle caps, was an image to use as a basis for the image. Well, I’ve got an image now. I’ve had the image for a while, but up until recently, I haven’t thought of using for this project.

Using The GIMP and Inkscape, two open source and free graphics programs, I’ve taken the image and created a mock up of the final product.

I find it interesting that I’ll be using this image because of the subject matter and the medium being used. A young woman sitting on the side of the street, smoking, playing on her phone, made out of beer bottle caps.

Anyway, below is the mock up with a link to my flickr site where you can view a larger version.

phase2

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The Paper

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2011 by sethkoberg

Recently, we had a representative from the Loudoun Lantern, which is the NVCC Loudoun campus news paper, visit us in class trying to recruit new members for the periodical. Since the class is an English class, most of the discussion was directed towards writers, but they were in need of photographers.

So, to make a long story short, I’m an official photographer for the Loudoun Lantern. How exciting!

I’ve got my first assignment, which is to photograph author Mischa Merz during her visit for the Fall For The Book festival here in the DC/Metro area.

First order of business: Let the organizer and Ms. Merz know that I’m a glutton for taking shots, and I will be constantly snapping photos during her reading.

Just a heads up.

Long time.

Posted in Blog, Gadgets, Photography, Video on August 31, 2011 by sethkoberg

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog, even thought its been somewhere in the back of my mind, nagging me to update. So here I am, updating my blog…

Lets get a quick run-down as to whats happened since my last confession:

  • San Francisco was awesome!
  • I got married (YAY!)
  • The place I got fired from wanted me back, so I have a job again!
  • School started!

I think those are the four major events that have happened. Forgive me if I’m forgetting something.

That’s about it for this post. I just wanted to post SOMETHING so the blog didn’t end up here feeling neglected. Although, I have some (I think) pretty cool things to talk about in the days/weeks/months to come.

Stay tuned for what could end up being a pretty fun ride.

Rolling Thunder 2

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2011 by sethkoberg

So, I had 400+ images to go through last night after the trip to Washington DC. Took a few hours to go through them all, select my favorites, color correct, and upload them to flickr.

This morning, I uploaded 10 of the photos to CNNs iReport section just to share the love with a news agency. Around 12 this afternoon, I got an email from a producer at CNN who wanted to ask me a few questions and use my photos.

I thought it was pretty cool.

Here we go again!

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by sethkoberg

Gizmodo recently released their newest photography challenge, 1 second.

The rules are simple, take a photograph where the exposure lasts for one second. Easy enough.

Since this upcoming weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and I live near DC, I think my subject matter will be about Rolling Thunder.

Not 100% sure I’ll make it to The District, but if I do, their is no other subject matter I’d like to capture. If I can’t make it out on Sunday, I may try to find a motorcycle I can photograph as a stand-in. We’ll have to wait and see.

I’ve done the typical long exposures of water/night traffic/etc., so this will be something new and challenging.

Preview

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on May 23, 2011 by sethkoberg

Last week, Gizmodo.com ran a photography contest called “1/1000.” You can read about it on their website, here, or in my blog post below. I’ve uploaded some extra shots to my flickr account.

Since these were taken for the 1/1000 contest at gizmodo, I set my Canon 60D to shutter priority, and adjusted the aperture and ISO settings to get a good exposure.

All post processing was done with the GIMP in Ubuntu 10.04.

Nose Grind on the cement fun box

Possum Kingdom

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by sethkoberg

Heres another image from my first few days of owning my new camera.

The skeleton was found at my families property, which is about an hour south west of our home, in the country. A quick google search tells us that it is most likely from a Possum. The fur collar around the neck area seems to be from a deer or some other furry country creature, which we found near the skeleton.

Again, if you look at the full size image, you’ll see some harsh grain in the out of focus areas, cause by a high ISO setting.

This image was also shot using the Cinemastyle picture profile on the Canon 60D, then post processed using GIMP in Ubuntu 10.4.