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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Now I work here

Cunning have lots of logos, so I thought I'd show you mine. It's a bit silly. I couldn't believe that nobody had done an alphabetti spaghetti one, then I went to Sainsbury's and found out THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY.

Shocked and appauled.

See what we do at www.cunning.com

Monday, May 12, 2008

It's the widescreen that makes it

Popular Flickr subject matter

I thought it was about time I compiled a list of what i notice to be popular flickr subject matter.

'Bokeh' (out of focus light sources that make pretty, colorful circles

Attractive women doing the 'take a photo every day for 365 days' thing

Attractive women (no theme)

A bit of an attractive woman

Writing on hands / body

Stuff with something written on a piece of paper next to whatever it is. Usually a coffee or something like that.

Hands making the shape of a heart over a belly button

A ring stood up in an open book, lit so the shadow makes a heart shape

Kittens / baby animals in general

Pictures of pets with sickeningly cutsie titles

Those freakish Japanese 'fashion dolls'

'Thank you for so many views on my photostream' dull as hell self portraits / screen grabs

Flowers really, really close up

Pictures of dogs taken close up with a wide angle or fisheye lens

Extreme off-camera flash work

Other pictures photoshopped into polaroids in the picture

Water/colorful liquids splashing in wine glasses

Bugs humping (macro, of course)

Out of focus things brought into focus by a water drop in mid air

Something poorly exposed, badly framed with boring subject matter... with a clever, 'poetic' name

Around f/1.4 or f/1.8 aperture (usually taken on a Canon 350D)


Update: Jumping. Just people jumping in the air.

Update: Balloons. Preferably black balloons in white, softly lit airy locations. Polaroids of Balloons are good too.