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Tell me, who is your favorite photographer?
+ favorite literature, film, music?

I'd love some new inspiration.
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  • Reading: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Mark Twain
Hello you all,

If you aren't already, come follow me on flickr. I'm not posting as often on deviantart. This website isn't what it once was, or maybe I'm simply growing out of it? Flickr is more fitting for me now, and you'll see that I have quite a bit more work there anyways.

Meh, here goes. www.flickr.com/photos/antoniop…


I literally have thousands of new images from my time here in Spain, and I plan on putting together a massive book of my adventures when i return to the states.
In the meantime I've been planning out images and a giant b&w film series for next summer. I'm thrilled about it. The winters are my quiet time when it comes to pictures, but it's when the inspiration builds. Come summer, the picture taking explodes. (well, hopefully)

Thank you for the continued comments and support. Life is crazy. Stay inspired.

Merry Christmas.

Antonio
  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: Federico García Lorca - La Casa De Bernarda
Hola España!

I'm in Granada until December! Perhaps I can meet up and go shooting with some of you Spaniards.

In the meantime, any recommendations for awesome discotecas, tapa bars, good beaches, cool spots, etc?


Gracias!!

:dance:

Antonio
  • Mood: I Have To Pee
  • Reading: The things they carried
I am selling my only zoom lens:
Nikkor AF-S VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
$450 or best offer! Shipping is included. I will also be including a free, signed 5x7 inch print of your choice.

This lens is practically brand new. No dents, scratches, etc. I bought it for a wedding last summer and have maybe used it 10 times since. It is an all around great zoom lens; I am simply selling it because it has become extremely lonely in my camera bag. I find little use for a zoom and desperately want a new prime lens.

Note me if you're interested. Unfortunately I am only dealing with sales in the US.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: Everything is illuminated
I don't know who reads my journals anymore, but I wanted to write one to simply  say thank you. Thank you to all who support me by following my work, commenting, or giving favorites. Thank you to the newcomers and to those who have stuck with me from the beginning. I realized that I have been on deviantart (and flickr) for 5 years now. These websites have played a huge role in my growth as an artist. I read and appreciate all the comments. Always I am inspired. And thank you dearly to those who have thought and prayed for my cousin Sophia. She is doing better now; radiation treatment was a success.

This summer has been an important one. Things are changing, and everything looks different to me now. My approach to photography has changed, I'm more inspired than ever, and I have a sense of which direction I want to take my images. Lots of new work, some of which I would like to keep holed up for awhile. But more images will come soon.

Hope you are all staying inspired.

Cheers,
Antonio


Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/antoniop…
Blog: www.antonioysursa.blogspot.com…
Website: www.antonioysursa.com/
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Last beat of my heart - Devotchka
  • Reading: A tree grows in brooklyn

Technical help (RAW and such)

Journal Entry: Sat May 29, 2010, 10:29 PM
I can't believe how long I have been into photography and I have just stepped into the field of RAW. Woops.
But I am having issues, as I'm technology-impaired. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

Not sure if this will make any difference, but a little technical info beforehand: I shoot with a d700 and use adobe bridge and photoshop cs3. I also have Nikon's ViewNX, which came with the camera... but I rarely touch this program.

Anyway, I did a small shoot yesterday and had everything recorded in RAW + JPG

1. I have downloaded the images and am having technical problems all around. To begin with, the RAW images look much more saturated and sharp compared to the JPG when I view them in bridge or photoshop. Why is this? How do I change it and get them to look normal/the same? When I view them in View NX, they look exactly the same, but the program doesn't let me open them in photoshop.

2. Why are the RAWs being recorded in a different color profile? All of my other work is recorded in sRGB, but the RAW was recorded in Adobe RGB. I don't get the differences here. Is there a way to change the color profile for raw on my camera?

3. Why are my RAW dimensions larger, but taken at 240ppi (vs 300ppi in JPG)?

I'm sure I will have more questions, but this is it for now. Thanks in advance for the help!

And thank you so much for the continued support!
Summer is almost here and I'm full of ideas. New pictures will be coming soon.

:hug:

Antonio

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  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Passing the Hat - cold war kids
  • Reading: Paradise Lost

Please read this and please pray for Sophia

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 22, 2010, 12:08 AM
Some of you may remember my sweet cousin Sophia's story. Three years ago they found a tumor in her brain, around the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. After surgeries, weeks in the hospital, and an outpour of prayers and support, the tumor was successfully removed. Sophia is now ten years old.

I never imagined that I would be writing something like this again, but we found out early this week that two tumors have recurred around the hypothalamus. The feelings are heart-wrenchingly unexplainable. The only thing I can do is to pray and ask for all of you to please, please keep Sophia and her family in your thoughts and prayers. The next steps are to make decisions about the tumor removal... many things are unknown at this point.

I have uploaded a rather recent photograph of her. Please feel free to pass it on, post it on your blogs, send it emails. You can link back to my deviantart/flickr, as I'm sure I will have updates, but more importantly, my aunt and uncle regularly update her CaringBridge website, with day to day journals on everything that is going on. www.caringbridge.org/visit/sop…

We need a miracle.
Thank you all dearly,

Antonio

Sometimes We Wonder II by CameraDude

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Hola peeps + [edit] thumbs!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 16, 2009, 7:57 PM
Just updating this for the sake of updating.

Life is good. Life is busy. Life here is cold and rainy. I miss photography terribly as I do everything and everyone at home. I will be seeing them soon though so hopefully pictures will ensue.

I've still been doing a tiny bit of darkroom work, but I've mainly been testing HP5 to the max. If I have to shoot another roll of gray cards I might explode.

The goal for next year is to have an exhibition under my belt.

And my goal for the evening is to write my philosophy paper. Damn Nietzsche!

Hope you all are well. As always, thank you so much for the continued support -comments, favs, etc etc. Though I do not respond to everything, I read and appreciate every bit of it.

-Antonio-

[edit: apparently I can do thumbs without a subscription]
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to be alone with you by musicandphotography autumn lecture 2 by EmilyaManole
maggie no. 2 by sothenkylesays V by stefa-zozokovich
In Transit 2 by EvilxElf Carcavelos, Portugal, 2003 by espadana
karavelov by alex-malex :thumb127419473:
Birdie IX by ElifKarakoc Untitled 432 by ErosTurranos
lick my spine by kaunau Explosions in the Sky by Furrrka
.ters by caspell .belle de jour by caspell
Fatal clash by Krokky Touch. 2006 by bakhvalov
Denis I by 5kablelis16 the wedding by EmirKurtaran
Jannike by the window by AlexanderB aufzeitwarten by musicandphotography
la chanson pour le soir by Valdoo

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  • Mood: Homesick
  • Listening to: Charlotte Minach - DeVotchka
  • Reading: me talk pretty one day
  • Eating: tangerine
  • Drinking: juice
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Falling Slowly
  • Reading: Atonement
Hello all!
After years of having my photography online, I have finally decided to hold a print sale.

I have been asked various times in the past to sell prints, so now is your chance! The sale will only go on through September 1st, so hurry and order!

All Fine Art prints are signed and mounted on a board for extra strength and longevity. The quality of the prints is quite fantastic and they look beautiful.

Please check this flickr set for photographs being sold. www.flickr.com/photos/antoniophotography/sets/72157621934...
If you would like a photograph that is not in there, it doesn’t hurt to ask. I will surely reconsider.

I will accept payment through paypal. Prints will not be ordered until your charge is payed in full.

The prices are as follows, but remember that this does not include shipping. I will give you a general idea of shipping costs, once I find out where you live.

8x8: $40
8x12: $40
9x12 (diptychs) $42
10x10: $50
12x12: $65
12x18: $80

Please send me a note with your name, address, and email if you would like to purchase a print.

Thank you!
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Ageless Beauty - Stars
  • Reading: East of Eden
Hello all,
I was wondering if I could have recommendations for computer color calibrators. It's quite stupid that after all these years I haven't figured this out, but I'm getting tired of editing with the hope that prints will come out matching what I see on the screen. I've heard that Sypder is good...?? are there major differences between Spyder 2 and 3?

Also, does anyone know much about connecting a second screen to a laptop? Last time I tried to do that, the colors on the external monitor became very desaturated and weird.

Thanks ya'll for the help!

New work soon, I hope

My blog: www.antonioysursa.blogspot.com

:-)
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: Postcards from italy - Beirut
  • Reading: East of Eden
Edit: Is there any way to be notified of comments made to my posts on this blog? I can't seem to figure it out.

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Someone please tell me why I just started a blog.
Meh, it seems fun. I figure it will be a good place for me to post day-to-day photographs and series/sequences of things that I don't want on my deviantart or flickr.

So anyway, here is the link. Have a look and "follow" me or whatever it is called! (I still have to learn this blog lingo.)

www.antonioysursa.blogspot.com…


Hope summer is going well for you all.
Thanks for the comments, favs, and everything...

A
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Resurrection Fern - Iron and Wine
  • Reading: American Psycho & East of Eden
  • Eating: nutella
I can't believe my first year of college is over. It is a blur, and I can't believe how fast it went by. I had such an incredible experience, met so many people, learned so many great things.
The school year was busy as hell, but it ended well, and towards the end, I came to appreciate the darkroom more. Having experimented with different films, papers, and developers, I finally started to get a look that is not possible with digital printing. The results made it exciting and worth it.
So now I am back home to the place I love, and it's time to reacquaint myself with everything once again. I have spent the day cleaning and reorganizing my room, trying to make it feel less abandoned and more comfortable, after spending 9 months away.
The summer will be full of working to save money for school. But I also plan on buying a new camera, reading (a lot), taking pictures, refreshing my portfolio, spending time outside, bike rides, time with the family and friends. I have various series ideas I want to work on as well, and I am (hopefully) going to borrow my neighbor's large format camera! Scary.

Summer is here and I am happy

Thank you everyone for the comments and all the support

A
  • Mood: Dazed
  • Listening to: One Red Thread - Blind Pilot
  • Reading: Crying of lot 49-Pynchon & Book of Daniel-Doct
  • Eating: Peanut butter + nutella sandwich
Work is so often flooded with favorites around here, with very little commenting to go along with it. This has always been an issue, but it's gotten progressively worse. It gets so easy to simply press the fav button and move on. Yes, deviantArt and flickr are great resources for finding inspiration, but shouldn't they also provide the grounds for positive and negative feedback? Of course I've fallen into this comfortable trap of quickly faving and moving on, but I'm going to be more conscious of leaving a thoughtful comment when I can.
I appreciate favorites, don't get me wrong, but I'm more curious to hear why you may hate or like a particular piece. And I want to see more opinions on other people's photographs as well!

Ok, I'm done complaining. Homework time.

Ooo and thank you to seya88 and FaMz for the DD :-)
Ummm. Well I am 2/3 of the way finished with my first year in college. That is craziness right there. An extremely busy week of finals is over and I am headed home for a bit tomorrow. Spring break has come at a perfect time. I'm going kind of crazy here. That, and I'm anxious to be back with the family and shoot some digital.
I plan on completely refreshing my portfolio this coming summer. I've been inspired lately and have been sketching lots of ideas that will hopefully work out. My ultimate goal is to present the work to some curators next year and have some kind of exhibition, but who knows!
I enjoyed my time in my black and white darkroom classes, for the most part. It's definitely good to know all of that, but I've come to the realization that I am certainly a digital person. It's cheaper, faster, and I have much more control.

That's all for now I guess. Time for major cleaning and laundry.
Thank you to everyone who keeps up with my work. I don't respond to all my comments, but I read everything and truly appreciate your input!
:-)

-Antonio-

And again, I can't do thumbs, but you should take a look at my favorites. So much amazing work around here.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Track You Down - Sondre Lerche
  • Reading: Now Is The Hour - Tom Spanbauer
Wow, it's been awhile since I have written one of these. It was a good year for me overall. Graduated from highschool, went to spain, learned a lot from my summer photo clients, and started college -which has been grand. Oh, and I saw Annie Leibovitz which basically completed my life. I'm excited to see what 2009 has up its sleeve.
I'm starting my first b&w film/darkroom class on the 5th, which I'm really looking forward to. It will be so nice to get back into photography, and I can't wait to experiment with film and pretend to be Sally Mann in the darkroom. :P
Thanks to everyone who keeps up with my work and takes the time to comment and all. Much appreciated. Hopefully new work will come... soon.
Cheers to the beginning of a new yearrrrrrrrrrr
And I'd post thumbs, but I have no subscription. You can look through my favorites instead.
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Bob Dylan's Dream
  • Reading: Everything is Illuminated
About a month ago i purchased a macbook for college. I basically need help/ any information you may know about calibrating the screen in general. I know absolutely nothing about this -how to do it, where to go to do it, what numbers(?s) to enter, if anything should be purchased (if so, good and quite cheap, i'd hope)?
I know laptops aren't the ideal editing platform due to the screen's brightness issues. I would like to be able to do some editing while i'm away and without an external monitor though. Everything on the screen looks good as it already is, although it is definitely too bright and slightly oversaturated which hasn't made editing very easy/possible.
Any help in this area would be greatly appreciated! I'm clueless here.
Thanks
:-)
  • Mood: Tearful
  • Listening to: Stand By Me - ben e. king
  • Reading: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Got back from spain (which was incredible by the way) a few weeks ago. Now i'm back to the normal life- working, saving for college, playing, and trying to take pictures.

A long time ago I had done one of those 'ask me anything' journals. For some strange reason, I just thought it would be fun to do again.
So up to 3 questions ya'll... ask me anything.
I tag whoever wants to do this... but i'd love to know more about: :iconevilxelf: :iconelifkarakoc: :iconennil: :iconsatanic57: :iconmediocre-matt: :icondippedfeather: :iconcorollary:

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the new deviantart is wonderful. they did forget one tiny detail though... allowing thumbs in journals to non subscribers.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Make It Mine
  • Reading: When you are engulfed in flames
  • Eating: cookies

Gone... for a bit

Sun Jun 1, 2008, 11:13 AM
Just wanted to say that I'll be in Spain for six weeks, leaving tomorrow. Not sure if or when I'll have the internet, so I'm sorry for not responding to messages or notes in between and I hightly doubt I'll be posting anything. Will have many pictures when I get back though. :-)

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Loro by EvilxElf smoking by stefa-zozokovich
K.C. by bubble-gum-heart pawa sveta by stefa-zozokovich
polaroid 36 by nikom m.e. by SnjezanaJosipovic
Internal Affairs by AsliKolcu expressions""""" by perikznc
006 by albertopoloianez :thumb83911945:
:thumb57140600: holga 001 by nikom
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Flick-flick-flickedy flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/antoniop…
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: I'm Yours
  • Reading: Perks of being a wallflower
  • Eating: Chips
  • Drinking: Tea

Crazy, exciting May

Thu May 1, 2008, 5:50 PM
I can't believe May has already arrived. Where have these past few months gone? It is crazy, exciting, terrifying, and bittersweet to think that my high school is coming to an end. It is also nice to finally know where I will be going to college next year.
A lot will be going on over the next few weeks including: finishing my senior thesis, finishing my senior portfolio/presentations, finals, graduating, and leaving for Spain in June.
Annndddddd.... I will finally be meeting my great friend Maria ( EvilxElf ) next weekend. Will be so, so much fun. :-)
And be prepared for many photos upon my return  

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:thumb75131115: :thumb29798450:
March Morning by EvilxElf :thumb76006350:
:thumb73592981: a.m by SnjezanaJosipovic
Kayla 2 by Akemisatya higher love-lower kisses by stefa-zozokovich
Timmy and Gerald by EvilxElf REUNION by zw6
:thumb37757163: :thumb37522642:
beautiful feeling by Eliarain windy spring evening by ssuunnddeeww
:thumb73706472: :thumb21908807:

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Flick-flick-flickedy flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/antoniop…
  • Mood: Overwhelmed
  • Listening to: Jens Lekman
  • Reading: Blindness
  • Drinking: Water

woops, flickr link

Sun Mar 23, 2008, 12:34 AM
I've realized that I don't have my flickr link posted here. So for those of you who are extremely bored or remotely curious, here's the link: www.flickr.com/photos/antoniop… . My pro account expired though, so about 60 of my photos are hidden. :-( probably will be like that for quitee awhile, seeing that i can't buy one right now.
On another note, I'm on spring break and have lots of photos planned for the week. I think.
I have nothing interesting to say, but what's new. my journals are pointless - except for the wonderful dose of inspiration.

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T2 by EvilxElf
:thumb62702246: wrbWRG by stefa-zozokovich
Beypazari Ducks by ennil m.s by SnjezanaJosipovic
:thumb17880: .i heard a fly buzz by dippedFEATHER
:thumb80168723: :thumb80618360:
The Girl by albertopoloianez :thumb74794159:
:thumb76549829: b.in by SnjezanaJosipovic
5630662 by r3nya .palat. by Olinwena
Don't Pay Attention by AlliHalli :thumb74779764:
0322 by ucmorlale
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Flick-flick-flickedy flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/antoniop…
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: The Beautiful Girls
  • Eating: Cookies