Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Photo Issue #3, Page 3

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Lighting is important, kids. This photo has some things out of focus because I shot this during normal bar hours. I knew there wouldn't be anyone there, had permission, started taking shots (of both varieties). This was the best of them. I don't think it's bad, but part of me wishes I could come back during off hours, have them turn on all the lights, and I could go from there. Unfortunately, I don't believe I could get that type of access anymore. Also, I'm never fully pleased with any of my photos. I always better.

Also, the words are used to censor what bar this is 3 times in this photo.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Photo Issue #3, Page 2

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When I initially switched from a drawn comic to a photo comic, I kept in a lot of the drawn art for characters throughout the pages. Such as, originally I used Lisa Flowers drawn face from issue #2 in a future page, and you'll see that it is now a real person with a blurred out face.

The same is not true of Dameon Strykes. For him, I kept his drawn face. As talked about earlier, I don't want an actor who I have to rely on for his photos. Also though, I think using a drawn or artistic representation of Dameon separates him from the other characters. It makes him stand out as one of the few characters who has a face, but it's not of the physical world.

As for the report, I did some research and I believe this isn't a bad representation of what a report should look like. Feel free to call me out on it. This report also has a bunch of information that is important for background information, but not necessarily important for the story.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Photo Issue #3, Page 1

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Ironically, while multiple establishments didn't let me take pictures of the signs for the bathrooms, many others were 100% okay with my taking pictures of their actual bathrooms.

Unfortunately, taking pictures inside a stall is actually really difficult. Bathrooms have really bad lighting,  they are very cramped so getting the right angle / shot is infuriating, and while the business may have given me permission, it doesn't stop people from coming in and asking me what I'm doing. Despite now having a plethora of local bar bathrooms, I used none of them. This picture is from a place I lived. It gave me the advantage of changing the lighting as needed, as well as controlling the graffiti. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Photo Issue #3, Cover Page

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And we're back on.

I originally wanted a unisex bathroom sign, but they were harder to find than I thought they'd be. Well, I found a few, and when I asked the store if I could take a picture, they thought I was weird. This photo actually was taken the night before it was supposed to be released. I just said fuck it, went to a local grocery store, didn't ask, snapped the shot, and walked out. Considering what happens next page, I thought this was fitting.

I am not oblivious, and I do not condemn the stores who did not give me permission. Having an unknown male hang around your bathrooms with a camera taking pictures does seem odd. I made sure when I went in that there were almost no customers in the store, and that I was quick with it. I didn't want anyone feeling uncomfortable.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Photo Issue #2, Page 16

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And so the last page of issue #2 is here.  The name "Dameon Strykes" is finally given.
As this is the of an issue, I'll be taking a month off to make sure all the new pages are ready to go. 

We'll return back to issue #3. Issue #3 had been previously released as a photo comic already, but I've made some minor changes throughout as well as some major changes on a few pages. My audience has also greatly grown since the original release of issue #3, so we'll be releasing it again much like we did this one with a page a week.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Photo Issue #2, Page 15

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I love taking pictures of pool tables. They provide so many options for focus, lighting, and arrangement.  If you're a beginning photographer, I highly recommend playing around with your camera and pool table. The hardest part is going to be generally pool tables are found in bars and other low light situations, and that causes some limitations.Use that as a challenge or a way to focus on just the arrangement and focus.

Not to mention, but you get the pleasure of playing pool, which I absolutely love.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Photo Issue #2, Page 14

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When I went hunting for this picture, I had clearly pictured a different bar. Went to the other bar, and unfortunately its sign was massive. The bar has a unique name, so I'd have to find a way to not show the sign, but the bar proudly announces its name to all, making it hard for me to get a picture of the bar without the sign. The only angle I could get of the bar without its sign was from an angle that not only hid the bar sign, but any semblance of it looking like a bar. I was disappointed that after 20 clicks, I found nothing usable.

On the positive side, I live in a town of many bars. While this bar's sign is visible, I know I've drank at many bars named "The Ship."