My October ~ Instagram Monthly Collage♡

Hi!
as I said in the last post I would like to make my blog more personal adding a little more about me and my life. For this reason I made this Instagram monthly collage!, as a small story of the past month.
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The first little picture is my mom and dad’s wedding! I was at my grandma’s  and she has this picture hanging on the wall, I think it’s incredible how my dad looks exactly like me … (and look at that hair…LOL).
My friend Michael graduated this month, so we had a big party! He graduated in engineering, a very difficult thing with numbers…things I can’t even think about…•___• . The graduation day we prepared a little prank to Mike. We forced him to dress like an homeless person with a guitar and play for people down the street asking for money. It was very fun!

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In the next 2 pictures, as you can see, there’s food xD (you must have food pictures on you instagram!). Every year there’s this ‘festival’ here where I live ( it’s the Garlic Festival – not joking – ) and it’s tradition to have lunch at my grandma’s house which is always a big party with a lot of food!
The next one is my ipod! I know it’s not a great photo but  I took it while I was on train very bored. I used to listen to music quite loud and sometimes people look at me like ‘omg can’t she lower the volume?!?!?” – no, I can’t.
Next picture is an image from the movie ‘Dalmatians’, a quite horrible and cheap cartoon that me and my boyfriend found in a store (yaaay .____.). I think you can find the full movie also on youtube (not sure) but here’s a veeeery nice link for you xD http://www.dingo-pictures.de/en/dalmatians1.htm , check it out!
Next one is a picture from a very nice concert 🙂 !! My friend Federica is a soprano singer and I she sang few weeks ago in a very pretty church. She’s so talented, I almost cried! There was also an orchestra and an organ playing, it was magical.
Next picture is just me acting stupid at my boyfriend’s house while he is at work!
This month I finally went shopping with my mom! I didn’t bought a lot of things but I was satisfied. I got a very cute pink/white sweater (Stradivarius) , a blue shirt with a deer on it (*-* I love it!! – from Pull&bear), a green scarf that I definitely LOVE – it’s huge and so warm (from Stradivarius), a nude lipgloss from Essence.
Next one is just a useless picture .___. (it’s a chocolate I ate..and it was delicious…).
That murals is in Turin and I found it while walking with my boyfriend! It’s amazing isn’t it? Actually it’s bigger and continues on the left with the image of an hamster and other things (I can’t remember very well!)
Last picture (YEEEEE) is a collage from the Gamesweek day! Gamesweek is a videogames convention that takes place every year in Milan. It’s quite big and there you can try new games, new consoles, and stuff like that! I was there on sunday with my boyfriend and some friends. It was amazing •_• !! There was sooo many people !!! I didn’t see anything “games-related” but I met a lot of people and It was very nice 🙂

That’s it, this was my october!
Now I would like to hear from you :3 tell my about yours, especially how did you spent your Halloween night!

Martina

fell free to correct my english

SeeMe ~ new project❤

Hello ♡
Few days ago I had the opportunity to meet Kia & Luca,  two wonderful people who love each other very much.
They had this idea for a photographic project about people with disabilities and so I decided to participate.
We took a series of portraits of Kia trying to focus on her beauty and her personality, making overshadow his disability and then the wheelchair.

This project is called Lo sGuardo Oltre ~ Seeme.
(The look beyond).

Often when you see a person with a disability, we see only his handicap. This brings us to identify that person with his handicap.The intent of this project is to discover through these shots, the person beyond the disability, to perceive disability as one of the many characteristics of the person and not the person himself.

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Here’s the facebook fanpage of the project (work in progress for now): https://www.facebook.com/seeme.losguardooltre

Martina.

(feel free to correct my english, I know it’s not perfect ;__;)

CONTACTS:
HTTP://INSTAGRAM.COM/ETERNALSYBELLE/
HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/MARTINASYBELLE
HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SYBELLEPHOTOGRAPHY

Reverse Lens

La fotografia macro è un genere molto amato da milioni di persone.
Alcune delle immagini più famose e stupefacenti infatti, appartengono proprio a questa categoria e sono state scattate con ottiche capaci di enormi ingrandimenti.

 

 

Molti però non possono permettersi un obiettivo in grado di produrre simili risultati, a causa dei costi elevati. Non tutti sanno che esiste una tecnica che ci permette di ottenere fotografie macro, senza avere un obiettivo macro!

Si tratta della tecnica del “reverse lens” (obiettivo inverso) che consiste semplicemente nello sganciare l’obiettivo dal corpo macchina e tenerlo in posizione inversa. In questo modo avremo delle super-macro! Provare per credere.

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Ci sono tanti modi per utilizzare questa tecnica:

 

  • Sganciare l’ottica e tenerla semplicemente “a mano”. Non è impossibile, ma è molto rischioso in quanto l’obiettivo potrebbe rovinarsi e potrebbe entrare polvere sul sensore. Personalmente consiglio di avvalersi di un comodissimo…
  • Anello di inversione. Si tratta di un semplicissimo anello dal costo relativamente ridotto, che permette di montare l’ottica al contrario e quindi muoversi in tutta libertà avendo l’obiettivo ben ancorato al corpo macchina.

 

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Con questa tecnica potremo avvicinarci tantissimo al soggetto (la distanza di messa a fuoco minima con un 50mm 1.8 diventa 5 centimetri) e giocare con le sfocature, aprendo il più possibile il diaframma (ricordate di regolare l’apertura prima di staccare la vostra ottica, perchè dopo non vi sarà più possibile farlo).
Giocate un po’ con i tempi di esposizione, impostate la messa a fuoco manuale e muovetevi leggermente avanti e indietro rispetto al soggetto.

All’inizio  sembrerà tutto molto complicato, soprattutto per la messa a fuoco. Vi consiglio di fare varie prove e di non perdervi d’animo, i risultati arriveranno con un po’ di pratica.

 

Link al mio progetto fatto interamente in revers lens: http://www.behance.net/gallery/-microscopically-/4506763

 Buon divertimento!

Martina Peloponesi