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  1. Scal Capone

    Missing (posters) in Action

    As eccentric as always, mate. I got married, got myself a doctorate in behavioural neuroscience, then I ended up as a postman, and I have been perennially depressed ever since. We have an amazing son, Joseph, though, who will be three in December, and he inspires me more than anything. I need to find a new job, but I have no real idea what it is I would like to do. I realised I didn't like - or wasn't very good at - the practical element of science, the rigours of being in a lab every day, as well as the attendant anxiety associated with conducting high level research (i.e what if I contaminated my samples, did I mix the right concentration of paraformaldehyde, was the correct dose of drug administered etc) . In short, I have ADHD and OCD and the lab-based aspect of my PhD exposed my limitations and I became thoroughly depressed during my PhD. Depression amongst PhD students is alarmingly high. It was the theory which excited me, the big sky thinking, the process of trying to organise seemingly disparate ideas around a unifying concept, that's what grabbed me, not painstakingly pipetting protein samples for hours on end, whilst my mind was jumping all over the place thinking about what to have for tea, or whether I felt that Liverpool were capable of winning the league. I am not cut out for that, and Gem fell pregnant shortly after I submitted my thesis and I had to take the first job that came along as we had no money, and the impending arrival of our son to deal with, so I took a job as Christmas casual sorting mail, and then ended up on a zero hours contract - which was hell on earth - before eventually being given a permanent contract on part time hours. I need out, though, but it's not as easy as it seems. What about you, mate?
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    I will give it a go in the coming days.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    Champs Elysees, Paris
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    No, just my Flickr accout https://www.flickr.com/photos/scalcapone and a website I started building last week http://scalcapone.com
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    I was an SLR novice when I took these, they are all from 35mm film scanned to digital.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    Took some 35mm film images on my honeymoon in 2012, realised I might like to do more of it. Got my camera in 2014, hammered it for about 2 years in between writing up my PhD thesis and doing my thesis defence, then we moved to dullsville Arizona, Flintshire, and I haven't done anywhere near as much as I used to, but we went away to the French Riviera again recently and I realised that I love doing it more than anything else in the world. I have ADHD, so it marries with my personality defects beautifully.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    If you want to spend a lot of time doing it, spend the money, because you will quickly become frustrated with the limitations of your equipment as you will improve fairly rapidly. But, if it is an occasional hobby, try to find a price point you are comfortable with. It is a very expensive hobby, some of the lenses I want to get are £800+.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    I use the same, mainly lightroom, but I am going to start learning photoshop in depth, as I would like to take more high contrast images, so I will need to bracket the exposure and then learn how to stack the images in photoshop, that kind of stuff.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    A Nikon D5200, you can get one for about £300 now. It was about £600 when I bought it in 2014. I struggled with it at first because loads of my images were soft, but then I realised that the kit lens is a bit shit, a jack of all trades, master of none, and I find it only produces sharp images at f9 or f10. Whereas I have a 50mm Nikon prime lens and it is as sharp as fuck. I am still a relative novice, but at the stage where I want to start investing more money in better kit to capture crisper images.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    For some of them you need a long exposure, so obviously a tripod, a remote shutter release to prevent vibration in the tripod, and then when processing you draw down the highlights, enhance the contrast and the clarity a little, and sometimes dehaze. A lot of it is in the post-processing but it's important to have captured a decent image in the first place. For other images, it's about learning to read the light, to look for the colour and then wait patiently for the right light conditions to evolve and, if they don't, be prepared to return another day when you know the weather suits your art. A lot of it can be learned, some of it is intuitive.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    Stanlow Oil Refinery and the Queen Elizabeth 2 Dock, taken from Eastham Ferry.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    Queen Elizabeth 2 dock, Eastham
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