REDUCED!!! CANON 10.1mp XTi, 3 lenses, remote shutter, light meter+++ - $390 (Bushwick)

This is an amazing Canon lot - not to be pieced out, priced to go to one individual w/ room for you to make some extra money after taking what you want. Lenses and filters are all interchangeable, as is the remote shutter. This is an awesome starter kit for any new photographer or someone more experienced looking to supplement their kit w/ backups.

All items are in fantastic condition, this is the kit I used throughout college and have been guarding since. Everything was purchased new by me with the exception of the light meter which is vintage and came used. I’m only getting rid of my kit because I’ll be moving again shortly and have not been actively shooting for too long now. I need the money and the space so my loss is your gain.

Price: $390 (REDUCED and firm but negotiable if the offer is REASONABLE).
*EMAIL or TEXT & be sure to include your NAME & PHONE NUMBER or you will not receive a response*

* Canon Rebel 2000 EOS 35mm body w/ cap & 28-80 mm kit lens (great condition), also comes with manual (goes for about $80 used)
* Canon Rebel XTi 10.1 MP digital SLR body w/ cap & 18-55 mm kit lens (great condition, has battery but missing charger), also comes with manual, currently $588 on Amazon.com
* Canon Fixed 50 mm Lens - SUPER SHARP GLASS!!! perfect condition.
* Polarization filter (fits all lenses) (Tiffen brand, I believe)
* Red filter (fits all lenses) (Tiffen brand, I believe)
* Canon brand camera bag w/ movable foam inserts, very spacious w/ extra pockets on exterior
* Lowepro backpack w/ movable foam instersts - room for 2 bodies and 3+ lenses as well as memory card storage pockets, and additional storage for other gear (was $80+ originally, hardly used)
* Canon brand remote shutter (usable with both bodies) - goes for $21.00
* Sunpak tripod w/ 3-way pan head, tilt reference scale and separate locking controls, INCLUDES TWO QUICK RELEASE MOUNTING PLATES
* Gossen light meter w/ leather case - vintage, totally functional, awesome tool for learning about exposure
* Kodak paper (opened but practically full box)
* Gray card
* 3ring plastic photo sleeves, various sizes
* Archival mat board
* Dry-mount tissue pack
* 2 drying books
* Ilford Multigrade Filters (for darkroom printing)
* bonus 35mm film if I can find it and anything else I come up with

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17 Equations That Changed The World

I would argue that they merely described the world, rather than changed it, but still cool.

(via ilovecharts)

10 Beliefs You Should Adopt For A More Fulfilling Life

Wellness

I often find myself asking: Is life ever easy? In theory, life could be easy — you can have everything set for you. You could have money. You could have great looks. You could be a genius. Nevertheless, you could, if you so choose, to find reasons as to why you are unhappy and as to why your life is difficult because you are unhappy.

More often than not, we are the reason it’s difficult to get through life. Why? The way we perceive things, the way we choose to interpret them and understand them, prevents us from accepting that our lives are pretty awesome. Of course, there are many people in countless situations who are, indeed, living difficult lives. There are people who are in truly bad situations and are truly struggling to either stay alive or stay sane. But the majority of you reading this are not either of those people.

You almost certainly have a difficult life only because you believe you have a difficult life. Or, better yet, you actually do have a difficult life because other things you believe end up yielding results that aren’t in your favor. It’s your beliefs screwing everything up for you. Your beliefs bypass true perception and understanding of things. We all have them and the further away they are from the reality of things, the more difficult your life will be to lead.

Here are 10 beliefs you should seriously consider adopting:

1. The Only Thing You Can’t Do Is What You Can’t Physically Do, And That You Can Work On

You can’t get anywhere in life thinking you are incapable of achieving things. It’s easy to admit you have weaknesses and to write off your dreams as impossible, but that only leads to the death of dreams. You are capable of anything; the only thing that differs is how long it will take you to get there. If you aren’t capable at the moment, then figure out what you have to do to be capable, and then go do it. Excuses aren’t for the living.


2. Healthy Is Fun

It’s not that it can be fun, or should be fun; healthy is fun. But it takes time to make the transition. Healthy also doesn’t mean having to let go of all the things you enjoy most – those things might tend to be less healthy, but only when in excess. Treat yourself rarely, but take care of yourself regularly. You will be happier for it because your body will feel better and feeling good is what happiness is. Plus, you’re more likely to live longer and enjoy that happiness for longer. What doesn’t sound fun about that?


3. The World Is Made Up Of Idiots And You’re One Of Them

Accepting that the majority of others are idiots will leave you feeling less frustrated, less often. You won’t get annoyed when people do dumb things because you are only confirming your belief. If they happen to surprise you and act intelligently, at least it’s a pleasant surprise. Accepting that you, yourself, are an idiot, which all of us are to one extent or another, will help you laugh off your mistakes rather than punish yourself for them. Nobody is perfect and anything short of perfection is partially stupid.


4. You Only Lose When You Give Up

You need to believe you can’t lose; only then will you never lose. If you don’t believe in yourself and your capabilities, and throw in the towel whenever things get tough, then don’t expect much out of life. The fear of failure can, and often does, stop us in our tracks. It makes us question ourselves and convinces us to give up. More often than not, we reason with ourselves as to why we really threw in the towel, but it always boils down to a combination of three things: fear, laziness and uncertainty with what we want out of life.


5. You Are The Only Person You Can Ever Depend On

Others are guaranteed to disappoint you, at least from time to time. It may not be their faults — things that are out of a person’s control do happen. Nevertheless, depending on another individual adds another variable to the equation, a variable that is volatile. They may get caught up. They may forget. Or they may simply choose to please themselves rather than to please you. Pick your poison.


6. Happiness Is A Decision

Lasting happiness, when looked at logically, must be a resting state. It can’t be something that is the result of something else; it must exist independently as a basic, starting-point emotion. Otherwise, after every moment of happiness, unhappiness must follow. Happiness cannot be the high point because we always regress to a lower point afterwards, a neutral point.

This leads us to feeling unhappy because we feel as if we have lost the happiness; in reality, what we lost was the joy and excitement experienced during and just after the moment of experience. In order to be happy forever, you have to be happy with nothing. You have to be happy doing nothing – just simply being, living. When you’re literally doing nothing, happiness becomes a choice.


7. Knowledge Is Power

If you’re looking to be successful in life – regardless of what it is you are aiming for – there will always be competition. All success requires competition because success is measured in relevance to others who are after the very same thing. Most things in life don’t have intrinsic value, but instead, are given value by those who covet those things.

If no one in the world wanted to be president, then being president wouldn’t be worth anything; it would be a burden. Therefore, in order to be successful you have to perform better than those gunning for the same goal. There’s only one way of winning and staying a winner: by not only being smart, but by being smarter than the competition and by getting lucky from time to time. Unfortunately, success isn’t completely in your control, either, but you can’t be unlucky forever.


8. Life Is Only Worth The Love

Love is the greatest thing in the world. Why? Not only does it feel incredible, it does a lot of good. I’m not only talking romantic love – this goes for all love. Romantically, love allows you to connect with another individual in a way unique to all others. You are able to share your life and make it mean something to someone other than you, alone.

That’s basically what love does in the unromantic sense, as well. When you love and that love is reciprocated, your life has meaning. You are connected with another living being – that in itself is incredible. You are affecting another person’s life – without you, his or her life would be completely different. You no longer could be forgotten from complete history.


9. Negativity Should Be Entirely Removed From Your Life

Things that happen, happen. That which is, is. If you can’t change it, there is no reason to worry about it. There is no reason to view it in a negative light at all; it’s the way the dice landed. It’s the hand you were dealt – or one of any other of a million clichés. Things can be sad; sadness in mourning is not negativity. Negativity is the lightest form of hatred.

It’s so delicate that we can disguise it as something else completely. However, negativity is hatred in its most basic form. Sadness is an emotion. Negativity is a thought — an unpleasant, hateful thought. It’s because our language allows us to interchange these feelings of sorts, we often mistake something for what it’s not. You can be both sad and positive, but you can’t be hateful and positive. Why remove negativity? It doesn’t feel good and leads us to make poor decisions.


10. You Have A Purpose In Life

It can often feel like we were born for no apparent reason. The truth is, however, there is a beginning and ending to all life. This goes for any parallel universe where life exists: There is always a beginning and end. There are many ways to reach the end from here, but the fact is, you are necessary for this version of reality to end the way that it is meant to end.

In a way, if you didn’t exist, this exact universe would not exist. What you do with your life decides the story of the universe. The beauty is, you can write the story nearly any way you see fit. Everything has some sort of possibility of happening, literally everything. The question really is in which reality you’d love to live. That’s your purpose.

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Remembering the expansive awe. Iceland, Oct 2013. with my dear digitalmayhemnyc.  brooklyn-rat:

Remembering the expansive awe. Iceland, Oct 2013. with my dear digitalmayhemnyc.  brooklyn-rat:

Remembering the expansive awe. Iceland, Oct 2013. with my dear digitalmayhemnyc.  brooklyn-rat:

Remembering the expansive awe. Iceland, Oct 2013. with my dear digitalmayhemnyc.  brooklyn-rat:

Remembering the expansive awe. Iceland, Oct 2013. with my dear digitalmayhemnyc.  brooklyn-rat:

Remembering the expansive awe. Iceland, Oct 2013. with my dear digitalmayhemnyc.  brooklyn-rat:

Remembering the expansive awe. Iceland, Oct 2013. with my dear digitalmayhemnyc.  brooklyn-rat:

Remembering the expansive awe. Iceland, Oct 2013. with my dear digitalmayhemnyc. 

#stickers #streetart #recycling #reclamation #archive #funstuff #art #streetculture

Kitty Kitty Velcro chillen under the couch as we clean…. Silly feline!
#cats #feline #home #silly #adorable #cute #petsofinstagram #iphoneonly #catstagram

because… GOATS!

What do you call an unemployed goat? Billy Idol.
What do you call a goat at sea? Billy Ocean.
What do you call a goat with one ear? Van goat.
What do you call a spastic goat? Billy the kid.
What do you call a goat that lip syncs? Billy-Vanilli.
What do you call a Spanish goat with no back legs? Gracias.
What do you call a redneck who owns 6 goats? A pimp.
What do you call a goat with a beard? Goatee!
What do you call the best ‘butter’ on the farm? A goat!

Because this should be preserved before I like anything else!

Because this should be preserved before I like anything else!


NSA surveillance: The US is behaving like China
(and who would know better than Ai Weiwei?)
 (check out Brian’s awesome post on Quora for his comments.) 


Both governments think they are doing what is best for the state and people. But, as I know, such abuse of power can ruin lives. Even though we know governments do all kinds of things I was shocked by the information about the US surveillance operation, Prism. To me, it’s abusively using government powers to interfere in individuals’ privacy. This is an important moment for international society to reconsider and protect individual rights.

I lived in the United States for 12 years. This abuse of state power goes totally against my understanding of what it means to be a civilised society, and it will be shocking for me if American citizens allow this to continue. The US has a great tradition of individualism and privacy and has long been a centre for free thinking and creativity as a result.

In our experience in China, basically there is no privacy at all – that is why China is far behind the world in important respects: even though it has become so rich, it trails behind in terms of passion, imagination and creativity.

Of course, we live under different kinds of legal conditions – in the west and in developed nations there are other laws that can balance or restrain the use of information if the government has it. That is not the case in China, and individuals are completely naked as a result. Intrusions can completely ruin a person’s life, and I don’t think that could happen in western nations.

But still, if we talk about abusive interference in individuals’ rights, Prism does the same. It puts individuals in a very vulnerable position. Privacy is a basic human right, one of the very core values. There is no guarantee that China, the US or any other government will not use the information falsely or wrongly. I think especially that a nation like the US, which is technically advanced, should not take advantage of its power. It encourages other nations.

Before the information age the Chinese government could decide you were a counter-revolutionary just because a neighbour reported something they had overheard. Thousands, even millions of lives were ruined through the misuse of such information.

Today, through its technical abilities, the state can easily get into anybody’s bank account, private mail, conversations, and social media accounts. The internet and social media give us new possibilities of exploring ourselves.

But we have never exposed ourselves in this way before, and it makes us vulnerable if anyone chooses to use it against us. Any information or communication could put young people under the surveillance of the state. Very often, when oppressive states arrest people, they have that information in their hands. It can be used as a way of controlling you, to tell you: we know exactly what you’re thinking or doing. It can drive people to madness.

When human beings are scared and feel everything is exposed to the government, we will censor ourselves from free thinking. That’s dangerous for human development.

In the Soviet Union before, in China today, and even in the US, officials always think what they do is necessary, and firmly believe they do what is best for the state and the people. But the lesson that people should learn from history is the need to limit state power.

If a government is elected by the people, and is genuinely working for the people, they should not give in to these temptations.

During my detention in China I was watched 24 hours a day. The light was always on. There were two guards on two-hour shifts standing next to me – even watching when I swallowed a pill; I had to open mouth so they could see my throat. You have to take a shower in front of them; they watch you while you brush your teeth, in the name of making sure you’re not hurting yourself. They had three surveillance cameras to make sure the guards would not communicate with me.

But the guards whispered to me. They told stories about themselves. There is always humanity and privacy, even under the most restrictive conditions.
To limit power is to protect society. It is not only about protecting individuals’ rights but making power healthier.

Civilisation is built on that trust and everyone must fight to defend it, and to protect our vulnerable aspects – our inner feelings, our families. We must not hand over our rights to other people. No state power should be given that kind of trust. Not China. Not the US.
NSA surveillance: The US is behaving like China

(and who would know better than Ai Weiwei?)

(check out Brian’s awesome post on Quora for his comments.)

Both governments think they are doing what is best for the state and people. But, as I know, such abuse of power can ruin lives. Even though we know governments do all kinds of things I was shocked by the information about the US surveillance operation, Prism. To me, it’s abusively using government powers to interfere in individuals’ privacy. This is an important moment for international society to reconsider and protect individual rights.

I lived in the United States for 12 years. This abuse of state power goes totally against my understanding of what it means to be a civilised society, and it will be shocking for me if American citizens allow this to continue. The US has a great tradition of individualism and privacy and has long been a centre for free thinking and creativity as a result.

In our experience in China, basically there is no privacy at all – that is why China is far behind the world in important respects: even though it has become so rich, it trails behind in terms of passion, imagination and creativity.

Of course, we live under different kinds of legal conditions – in the west and in developed nations there are other laws that can balance or restrain the use of information if the government has it. That is not the case in China, and individuals are completely naked as a result. Intrusions can completely ruin a person’s life, and I don’t think that could happen in western nations.

But still, if we talk about abusive interference in individuals’ rights, Prism does the same. It puts individuals in a very vulnerable position. Privacy is a basic human right, one of the very core values. There is no guarantee that China, the US or any other government will not use the information falsely or wrongly. I think especially that a nation like the US, which is technically advanced, should not take advantage of its power. It encourages other nations.

Before the information age the Chinese government could decide you were a counter-revolutionary just because a neighbour reported something they had overheard. Thousands, even millions of lives were ruined through the misuse of such information.

Today, through its technical abilities, the state can easily get into anybody’s bank account, private mail, conversations, and social media accounts. The internet and social media give us new possibilities of exploring ourselves.

But we have never exposed ourselves in this way before, and it makes us vulnerable if anyone chooses to use it against us. Any information or communication could put young people under the surveillance of the state. Very often, when oppressive states arrest people, they have that information in their hands. It can be used as a way of controlling you, to tell you: we know exactly what you’re thinking or doing. It can drive people to madness.

When human beings are scared and feel everything is exposed to the government, we will censor ourselves from free thinking. That’s dangerous for human development.

In the Soviet Union before, in China today, and even in the US, officials always think what they do is necessary, and firmly believe they do what is best for the state and the people. But the lesson that people should learn from history is the need to limit state power.

If a government is elected by the people, and is genuinely working for the people, they should not give in to these temptations.

During my detention in China I was watched 24 hours a day. The light was always on. There were two guards on two-hour shifts standing next to me – even watching when I swallowed a pill; I had to open mouth so they could see my throat. You have to take a shower in front of them; they watch you while you brush your teeth, in the name of making sure you’re not hurting yourself. They had three surveillance cameras to make sure the guards would not communicate with me.

But the guards whispered to me. They told stories about themselves. There is always humanity and privacy, even under the most restrictive conditions. To limit power is to protect society. It is not only about protecting individuals’ rights but making power healthier.

Civilisation is built on that trust and everyone must fight to defend it, and to protect our vulnerable aspects – our inner feelings, our families. We must not hand over our rights to other people. No state power should be given that kind of trust. Not China. Not the US.