Wargaming IT person. Married, two children. Tranny tendencies. Dabbler in Sherlock Holmes and military history. Originally from the UK, but now settling into Australia after moving here in September 2008.
Most of the early pictures in my stream were taken by me using my venerable Fuji Finepix F401. However this died at the end of July 2008. My current camera is an Olympus SP550UZ i acquired through the kindness of another Flickr member. However I am becoming increasingly obsessed by the convenience of my iPhone. I sometimes fall back on my venerable Olypus u600 as well.
I also have a cheapass waterproof camera.
For the techies I use one of the cameras listed above. These days I stick them on a on a bean-bag pod if I need portability. Very rarely I use a mini-tripod. As of Christmas 2010 I have a proper tripod (actually two proper tripods, owing to a mix-up with the Christmas present list), so I would hope my pictures might be less blurry. I have a small light-tent I use for some of the Lego shots (but only if I can be bothered to get it out). Self-portraits are either done at arm's length, or on a 10 second timer. Or in a mirror. And I use whatever lighting is around - daylight or room-light. If pictures have been edited (and I do this more and more now) then it's in Photoshop Elements or Picnick. But I'm still learning how best to use them. I also use various apps on the iPhone, because there's something fun about editing pictures whilst walking down the street.
I did four years of the 365 Days self-portrait project. You can see random pictures from the project here.
- Just Plain Weird! 46 photos, 15 members
- Project Weather 445,153 photos, 75,929 members
- Music Inspiration 15,451 photos, 2,966 members
- March in Australia 707 photos, 44 members
- Protests in Australia 222 photos, 12 members
- Flickr Bingo 3 716 photos, 36 members
- Urban Fragments (No People) 988,707 photos, 66,651 members
- Apple iPhone / iOS 6 and iOS7 Panoramas 1,457 photos, 202 members
- iPhone Low Light Photography 2,085 photos, 199 members
- Near-by Nature 7,389 photos, 202 members
- e11even 186 photos, 157 members
- Mi taza - My cup 441 photos, 232 members
- Self Portraits with Clipart 62 photos, 14 members
- Patterns and Designs 81,786 photos, 6,606 members
- Murals & Graffiti 211,220 photos, 7,021 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,239 photos, 14,215 members
- Golden Rectangle 1,125 photos, 385 members
- The Portrait Group 2,568,305 photos, 148,094 members
- No! Signs 965 photos, 22 members
- Ears 822 photos, 204 members
- Wheels Go Round 2,127 photos, 89 members
- Worms-eye view (Sundays) 2,590 photos, 377 members
- ~~~~~~~~ High Voltage ~~~~~~~~~~ 1,990 photos, 304 members
- I'm Stealing Your Shot 184 photos, 67 members
- Something Blue (Only Blue) 359,992 photos, 42,221 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 53,441 photos, 5,646 members
- Cross Process 8,197 photos, 945 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 296,500 photos, 22,077 members
- All about Trees, Arboriculture, and Tree Care. 19,048 photos, 1,622 members
- Canberra Australia Photos 12,254 photos, 922 members
- I see faces ( Not a Portrait Group ) 8,812 photos, 1,894 members
- That Silly Duckface (Or that smooch gone wrong) 185 photos, 48 members
- Five O'clock Shadow 686 photos, 179 members
- Yes. We know we are shooting into the light. 1,172 photos, 151 members
- Whatever the weather 534,178 photos, 35,986 members
- Heroclix Geeks! 637 photos, 51 members
- Marvel Comics 10,275 photos, 981 members
- I Didn't Know I Was Being Photographed By Myself! 865 photos, 133 members
- CD/SONG PHOTOS 349 photos, 74 members
- Minimalist Mondays! (Post 1, Award 2!) INVITE SOME NEW MEMBERS! 516 photos, 161 members
- Traditional Skyscrapers 4,365 photos, 453 members
- TBB Cover Photos 842 photos, 311 members
- Where's your head at? 1,253 photos, 282 members
- Suspicious activity... 71 photos, 18 members
- Cockatoo Island 1,304 photos, 107 members
- If you had just one shot? 161 photos, 37 members
- SuperHeroes EgoTrip 255 photos, 86 members
- from where i stand 7,498 photos, 754 members
- Yahoo Your Pictures 97,450 photos, 3,596 members
- New Years Resolutions 122 photos, 101 members
"Kaptain K has some great shots in his stream. he makes me smile with his 365 journey and has made me jelous because he has moved to Australia!"
October 26th, 2008
"Kaptain Kobold has been one of the fellow 365/FGR/TRP'ers that I really look up to. Not only is he crazy enough to do a third year, he has a really great attitude about the whole thing, that not every shot is going to be a masterpiece, and just have fun with it. And he manages to come up with some of the most creative ideas for self-portraits, which is really impressive considering how many of them he's had to do so far. He's been an inspiration to keep me going on my own 365 Days."
March 28th, 2009
"Kaptain's photostream is one I look out for everyday. His 365 photos are always honest and creative. A pleasure to follow."
April 10th, 2009
"Oh Kaptain, my Kaptain. I value you.
He's one of the people I look for without fail. There's a real creativity and always something different going on. We'll not mention Godzilla."
August 7th, 2008
Trevor Butcher - Artist says:
"What can I say to someone who gave a few encouraging words to a beginner and thus gave them the confidence to go on and do a little better a lot more often. I am fascinated by his images and can spend hours looking through the thousands he appears to have uploaded. What a guy!"
August 7th, 2008
"You never quite know what you are going to get in this stream, and for me that makes it a fun one to come back to. I love Kaptain Kobold's kindness and sense of adventure, his self portraits are very amusing, he has the most extensive Lego set and his self portraits with a Godzilla mask are always a delight! He seems like a great family man, who looks hot in the wife's dresses and pearls, honestly what more would you want in a guy?"
August 7th, 2008
- July 2005
- Wollongong, Australia
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- IT Person