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bludragon112(at)hotmail(dot)com
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Current Residence: California
Favourite genre of music: Acoustic, folk-rock, alternative, classical rock, modern rock,
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
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Favourite cartoon character: GIR (Inaver Zim)
Personal Quote: I'd rather live an ordinary life extraordinarily than an extraordinary life ordinarily.
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I had posted some photos in earlier posts of some photos I took with my phone through my Canon AE-1, well here's what I did...


Last night I was playing with the idea of attaching my phone to my SLR. Why? Why not? lol. I had a LG Dare awhile back that I played with this same idea. I was just sitting around at work waiting for the guests to arrive to get their photos taken when I butted by camera phone to the viewfinder of the DSLR I was using and snapped a few pics. They weren't the best but I just thought it interesting.


 Some years later today (rather last night) I thought, "Hey, I should glue the detachable eyepiece on the viewfinder to my cellphone." And so I did last night. I actually hot-glued the eyepiece to the hard shell protective case for my phone. It took awhile to get it centered just right so the phone camera is in line with the viewfinder. I rushed it last night but I tweaked it out again earlier today. It doesn't fill the frame %100 and I had to zoom in on the phone camera so that at least most of the screen is filled then I'd tweak some of the camera settings on the phone and snapped a pic.


It's a pretty rough modification for the purpose and the photo quality can be questionable but I like how the photos turn out anyway. As I mentioned in earlier posts, some drawbacks are that you can see the focusing circle in the middle and anything else that you can see when you look through the viewfinder.


Focusing can be tricky because you need to first focus the SLR then hope your camera phone can focus the viewfinder. It also looks like a giant digital viewfinder for analog cameras haha. I'll put some samples below and some in my flicker account so you can see what kind of photos I'm able to take with this set up.


The eye-piece hot-glued to the phone cover:


Attached to the camera:


Photo taken with camera phone through SLR camera:


As you can see, there can be black borders around the photo since the whole frame isn't filled. Not saying I couldn't fill the frame, I can zoom in even more to do so but then a lot of the image gets cut out.


Raw photo straight from the phone:


Cropped and tweaked out some of the settings through photoshop:

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D34thMonk3y Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How much would it take you to make another Gray Fox figure and sell it to me? :>
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LadyMudkip Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there! I wanted to ask you if you use Super Sculpey Firm with your Vallejo paints. Also, what's your opinion on the paint? Does it stick well to the clay and do you need more than one coat? I've been using acrylic paint on my polymer clay and I have to use a primer before I paint anything.
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:iconsomakun:
I've been using Kato Polyclay as of late but I also mix it with SS Firm from time to time. The Vallejo paints have been sticking onto the figures pretty good without primer. I'm favoring Vallejo paint at the moment but I want to try P3 by Privateer Press privateerpress.com/formula-p3/….  The only time Vallejo wasn't sticking to the figure was if I didn't dry my brush off enough from dip cleaning it in water so it thins out a little. But even then it sticks pretty well when I apply it on the figure.
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LadyMudkip Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I think I'll buy a set on Amazon. Their prices are ridiculously low. How much did you pay for your paints?
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:iconsomakun:
I haven't bought any in a while as I just started getting back into sculpting but when I did, I paid under $3 for each bottle of Vallejo paint. But I actually picked them up at comic shops on sale.
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:iconmecengineer:
Happy Birthday
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:iconsomakun:
lol thanks!
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:iconmichaelmas:
Most welcome ^^
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