Find me a thread? April 13, 2009 4:12 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me find a thread that I am pretty sure existed? It was by DaShiv, about his photos.

I seem to remember that there was a tutorial put together by DaShiv explaining how he takes those amazing portraits. Or maybe not a tutorial so much as a brief explanation--I'm not sure if it was its own thread or a comment in a thread. Either way, I'd love to take a look at it again. Sorry for the lack of specificity and detail--it's kinda blurry. I've done a lot of searching on MeFi and Google and am not turning anything up. Either I'm inventing that this ever existed or my searching capabilities are for the birds. Any help? Thank you.
posted by sneakin to MetaFilter-Related at 4:12 PM (23 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

He's talked about photography on more than one occasion, but the one I always think of is this breakdown in the 8th Anniversary thread.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:15 PM on April 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


This?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:15 PM on April 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dude, quit hoggin' my timestamp.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:16 PM on April 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


I seem to remember something more explain-y, with some fairly specific technical recommendations about settings, lighting, etc. I am totally inventing that this existed? (But thank you for the above; that is great and useful, too).
posted by sneakin at 4:20 PM on April 13, 2009


But cortex, you've already got the moderator 3-second sniping bonus!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:22 PM on April 13, 2009


Doesn't sound like what you're looking for but there's also this, explaining his selection of Pentax over Canon.
posted by doctor_negative at 4:23 PM on April 13, 2009


Another, from the blue, and another And a shortish one on the green.

On the grey. A good one, maybe the one you're looking for?

Lens talk on the green.

The take-away here seems to be that DaShiv has a shitload to say about photography.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:27 PM on April 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


Thanks, cortex, it is in fact this (the "a good one" from above) that I was thinking of.

Wow, I thought I was going bananas. All the other links to his stuff are helpful, too.

Thanks!
posted by sneakin at 4:36 PM on April 13, 2009


My secret search technique: going to his profile page and searching on a couple of photography-nerd keywords. Got a couple misses on bokeh, then went back for "aperture".
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:46 PM on April 13, 2009


Where the hell is DaShiv? He hasn't been seen 'round these parts since last November.
posted by languagehat at 5:03 PM on April 13, 2009


He walked off the set of House to join the Obama administration, I think.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:05 PM on April 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


He was at the LA meetup (which I had to leave early and so I did not get my portrait done).

I am going to be miffed about this for some time.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 5:13 PM on April 13, 2009


I would also like to know where DaShiv is. If anyone has some IRL contact info for him, please memail me, or let him know I asked.
posted by odinsdream at 5:30 PM on April 13, 2009


Yeah, he was taking pictures at the recent Kogi meet-up. Which he ought to post. I saw him take one of me and then laugh, but I'm sure it was a "he's damn handsome" laugh.
posted by Bookhouse at 5:49 PM on April 13, 2009


He walked off the set of House to join the Obama administration, I think.

Thanks a whole fucking lot. I haven't watched that one yet.
posted by chococat at 5:58 PM on April 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


DaShiv is way too awesome to be on House.
posted by Phire at 7:06 PM on April 13, 2009


DaShiv is still posting 'round MeFightClub, so it's unlikely that rigor mortis has set in he's completely off the grid.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:35 PM on April 13, 2009


He shot the Red Lion meetup too. I'm curious to see the beer glass video.
posted by carsonb at 8:17 PM on April 13, 2009


DaShiv is still posting 'round MeFightClub

And inspiring fear when he shows up on the TF2 servers.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:26 PM on April 13, 2009


And inspiring fear when he shows up on the TF2 servers.

It's true! He ate my cat.
posted by stresstwig at 12:19 AM on April 14, 2009


Hank: Uh, hi, Homer. What can I do for you?
Homer: Sir, I need to know where I can get some DaShiv advice.
Hank: DaShiv advice? My goodness, what an idea. Why didn't I think of that?
DaShiv advice! Homer, there's four places. There's the DaShiv Hut,
that's on third.
Homer: Uh-huh.
Hank: There's DaShiv-R-Us, that's on third too. You got
Put-Your-Lens-There?
Homer: Mm-Hmm.
Hank: That's on third. Shooting Spree, Sweet Stop... Matter of fact,
they're all in the same complex; it's the DaShiv complex on
third.
Homer: Oh, the DaShiv district.
Hank: That's right.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:42 AM on April 14, 2009


DaShiv is still posting 'round MeFightClub
And inspiring fear when he shows up on the TF2 servers.


takes excellent shots, amirite?
posted by philomathoholic at 1:00 AM on April 14, 2009


philomathic: he's a menace as the sniper, that's for sure.
posted by pharm at 2:03 AM on April 14, 2009


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