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Tag: Hope

Is it broken?

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After jumping off the stage at the end of his set… Marcel, Lead vocals and guitar of band called Die Hexe , announced to the audience that he thought he broke his ankle.

For the rest of the show, he was be asked probably around 100 times.. if it was broken..

no word yet from the doctor whether or not it is actually broken.. but pretty punk rock regardless of the outcome.

Canon 60D Kit lens blah blah blah

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The Real World.

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Canon 60D – 18mm Kit – IDKiso IDKapt – Nov 29/15

Hamilton Ontario Skyline, in the late November fog.

Today, I turned down a Job opportunity.

I don’t actually have a real job, so that was probably a bad idea.

I turned down 35k a year. ( which is significant in comparison to my 12k a year I’m making now)

I guess, I’m just not into money.

Maybe I’m into funding however.

Money is a tool to help you get other tools, so you can accomplish a goal.

Money is not a net that catches you when everything falls apart.

Money is a mirage.

Maybe life is a mirage too.

Anyways, I said no to an opportunity that was big. However, by doing that I through myself blind into something much, much bigger.

Hope.

Brent.

Brent Rambler

Brent Rambler of August Burns red at #KOIFest15 KOI Music Festival in Kitchener ON.

Sad.

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It almost seems to sad to emit any light at all. But every night, when it’s to dark to see, it shines the brightest.

And so can you.

You Are Loved (day 24)

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Today’s photography adventure took me to my backyard. I was hanging some products on a fence to try and display the front and back of the garment. When I hung the tank top on coat hanger it looked stupid. So, I threw it down in this pile of leaves instead.

The image has received more likes on the Instagram than any photo before it and has been the spark for sales for the tank top. – I threw it into some leaves and took a picture of it.

Canon 60d 40mm 2.8 I think the shutter speed was something like 1/500 – it was bright out.

This is available at hashtaghope.ca or hashtaghope.bigcartel.com

You are so loved beyond measure it’s not even comprehendible.

Thanks for reading

Product Photography (day 5)

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I run a small clothing line/brand. I’ve noticed some kind of sad but interesting things. If you take good product photo’s people buy more things. It’s kind of sad to say that we are sold on a cool image of a product but interested that psychologically that is a thing.

It’s also debated that you can sell more if you have an actual good product but that’s still not proven.

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These are on the Canon 40mm 2.8 pancake lens with some macro focus and direct sunlight.

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This photo is to dark but still looks cool.

Thanks for reading

(I can’t centre the text with the app I’m using I’m sorry I’ll fix when I get back to a computer)
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Tomorrow.

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Photography students would hate this photo because my horizon line (aka the fence) is not level. But boo hoo!

tomorrow we are releasing a a new t-shirt to the store at hashtaghope.ca.

Practice.

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I live in a really cool house with a full Jam space in the basement. One of the guys i live with has a band and they were practicing one night. Having fallen in love with the idea of using film to take photo’s I thought about what kind of shots I could get on the 2.0 50mm. I imagined some really contrasty shadowed focused black and white shots. Some, action shots and un-staged photo’s. – I also thought about the excitement that comes with shooting film. How you only get the one shot. You can’t take the 500 shots and hope to get the right one by chance. you have to know your setting, follow your light metering, get your focus manually, and every time you release the shutter, it cost about a dollar to later on see that photo.- This sounds like fun to me. 

 

So, I started walking around while the band was jamming a song that they knew really well. I noticed their faces, they body language. They were very relaxed. – I didn’t really start to see anything I thought was worth the moment on film. So I didn’t click the shutter button, even though I was setting up to.

I think there is great beauty in not taking a photo and just leaving a moment to never exist again.

It wasn’t until they started playing a new song that not all of them knew that I started to see the shots that I thought would be cool. – I noticed each of them paying very close attention to each other. Waiting for cues, and listening to the other instrument parts as if for the first time. I saw a sense of being lost come across many of their faces, a sense of wonder. – I also noticed great joy through all of this, a sense of freedom in creation of music for the first time.

I plan on printing this photo and putting it on my wall. – Not really sure why. Maybe it’s because I took the photo and am proud of it because its on film, and in black and white. – Or maybe it’s because I know each of the guys in the photo quite well. I’ve seen them grow as musicians and as humans. They are at an amazing moment and stage in their lives right now and later we will look back on this photo and remember who we used to be. – Not for the music (well maybe) but for who they are as humans.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Homework and a Scared Dog.

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I posted a few day ago, with a photo of the small dog named Barney wearing little boots. Well I can’t tel you how nervous and scared that dog is of the male species. – I think that’s common however with some Dog abuse cases. If, they are abused in anyway by a male human, they can’t trust any Male human ever. – I think Barney is the same way. – I’ve never done anything to harm or abuse him, and I frequently go out of my to attempt to make him feel safe, but he still remains like a 9 year old on the top of the CN tower about to walk out on to the Glass Floor for the first time, Scared for his life.

My girlfriend, Sarah came over for the afternoon, and instantly this Dog become the most loving and happy puppy ever, to her. But the moment I would look in his direction, speak or move, he would start shaking and run away.

This photo kind of captures that fear in the dog.

Ok, enough about the dog though. I LOVE this pic because of the lighting. The back of the couch is against a really big bright window, So I though that it would over power the exposure of a picture in this direction, However, there was enough light coming off the computer screen to fully illuminate Sarah and all her homework frustration.

I took the photo as a test shot, attempting to set up settings to to take a photo of something else… a cat actually.

 

Two Left Feet.

I find that an extreme bout of happiness can only be stopped dead in its tracks. Its never really a slow fade from the happy emotion rather a sudden drop. When we are happy it takes something like a brick wall to stop our path of happy destruction.

I feel the same way about darkness and sadness. When we experience extreme bouts with darkness in our lives it takes a freight train to turn that around.

I’m talking about the lowest of lows darkness, close to the edge of life type of stuff. Not, had a bad day darkness or tweet about your sadness you felt for 3 hours one night after 2 am and call it depression.

Here is a photo of some feet that mean a lot to me. That in a sense, knocked me out of a hole I’ve been dwelling in for quite sometime.

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Never mind the stains on my left foot there…. 🙂