A hacker in the most general sense of the word. I am a photography hacker, video hacker, and computer hacker. An extreme enthusiast, if you will. The way others spend vast sums of money to have the best car, I spend to have the best photography equipment (within my means) and editing software, video editing software and equipment, and computers.
I enjoy shooting nearly all genres of photography - Portraits, Macros, Landscapes, Night shots, etc But what I love most is getting a very difficult or unique shot. Those photos that I had to try the hardest to achieve tend to be the ones I love the most. And, if pressed, extreme closeup portraits would have to be my favorite by a hair.
I strongly believe that information should be free. Only by freely contributing to our culture can we affect in the most profound way.
All of the pictures in my stream are licensed under the Creative Commons License
Let me explain:
You can use my pictures however you like. Put them in a mashup, remix them, or use them to adorn your website. I only ask for credit for what I did. Don't take credit for what isn't yours - I never have. If you have a website, just put a photo credit whereever it is convinient for you. Near the bottom or side or on another page. Just make it clear that it is my picture. A link back to the original is preffered, but not required. Letting me know is encourging to me, but not required.
Let's play fair. No making money off of what *I* did. If you want to make money off of it in any way (including using it in such a way as to bring more visitors to your site, which earns you money) then contact me and we can negotiate. Don't be a jerk, everyone hates jerks.
This is similar to the GNU. Look, I was nice enough to share my photo with you. I could have done a regular copyright which would make it illegal for you to do anything without it outside of "fair use" without asking my permission. In return I require that you allow the same with anything you do that involves my work. You cannot take my work and then put a more restrictive license on it.
Thank you and enjoy remixing the planet!
Fujifilm Finepix A345
Fujifilm Finepix S7000 (no longer own)
Canon EOS 350D (aka Digital Rebel XT)
Canon EOS 400D (aka Digital Rebel XTi)
Kodak DX3600 (no longer own)
featuring the following lenses:
Tamron Di II AF 55-200mm
Canon EFS AF 18-55mm (kit lens)
Canon EFS AF 18-55mm USM
Canon EF AF 28-105mm USM
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact-Macro
Canon EF 40mm f/1.8 II
Sigma 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
How I feel about the Views Pools on flickr.
My first photo book is published!
Keep up with my photo-related blog posts
- Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 151 photos, 4 members
- GREAT PANOS 77,270 photos, 3,747 members
- PORTRAITS - A Gallery for your Best Portraiture 982,110 photos, 35,480 members
- The Portrait Group 3,064,534 photos, 166,786 members
- Free Lightroom Presets by Lookfilter.com 857 photos, 208 members
- Lomo/analog experiences 31,511 photos, 1,034 members
- The Color Run 6,497 photos, 351 members
- Sidewalk Art Party 1,841 photos, 230 members
- Sidewalk Chalk 921 photos, 219 members
- Views: 25,000 10,843 photos, 2,111 members
- Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 392 photos, 15 members
- ActionSampler 6,673 photos, 1,600 members
- LOMO action sampler 154 photos, 24 members
- ACTION SAMPLER world 684 photos, 148 members
- Sequence and Repetition 2,723 photos, 858 members
- Action Sampler Society (ASS) 2,888 photos, 619 members
- Lomographic COL 981 photos, 134 members
- 4 in 1 2,901 photos, 293 members
- Lomography Cameras 2,644 photos, 72 members
- Quadcam 2,502 photos, 263 members
- Lomo Mission 4,552 photos, 522 members
- LOMO ACTIONSAMPLER 730 photos, 132 members
- LPLF - Lomo People, Lomo Life 26,279 photos, 944 members
- Multi-Lens Photography 488 photos, 35 members
- flickr (unofficial) 6,871,866 photos, 121,026 members
- Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell 8,678 photos, 9,741 members
- Flickr 11|11|11 1,972 photos, 3,020 members
- Acadia National Park 2,313 photos, 363 members
- Acadia 13,023 photos, 1,188 members
- Geotagged: Maine 2,804 photos, 126 members
- Maine Photography 30,612 photos, 920 members
- Maine - The Way Life Should Be 44,013 photos, 2,192 members
- Portland Headlight 480 photos, 131 members
- Cape Elizabeth, Maine 208 photos, 21 members
- Occupy Everywhere 7,734 photos, 643 members
- The Killers 3,101 photos, 525 members
- VMWorld 2011 Vegas 63 photos, 1 member
- Dams & Spillways 10,249 photos, 1,810 members
- Hoover Dam 3,115 photos, 586 members
- Dams 4,183 photos, 730 members
- VMworld 18 photos, 4 members
- Nathan's HotDog Eating Contest 23 photos, 13 members
- Competitive Eating 503 photos, 13 members
- The Artist (Post 1, Award 1) 39,743 photos, 937 members
- Polaroid 306,075 photos, 32,620 members
- Chicago Cubs 8,544 photos, 912 members
- Obey Giant 7,581 photos, 1,886 members
- SHEPARD FAIREY ART SIGHTINGS 557 photos, 85 members
- Canada Geese 10,249 photos, 1,343 members
- Concert Photography 222,422 photos, 38,402 members
"DJOtaku has the ability to make you feel really happy and proud of your work as not only does he give you a lot of encouragement, he also has the ability to make you feel good each time you upload a picture. I am proud to have met him through flickr and I enjoy his comments as well as his work and I like learning from him. Thanks my friend for being such a nice guy."
April 12th, 2005
- Eric Mesa
- February 2005
- Near Baltimore, United States
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Eric's Binary World