Thursday, May 31, 2007


I went around Pete's garden the other day and just shot a whole bunch of the flowers and plants they had. The color on these is a little off in these photographs. They get a little desaturated when they upload but they're alright. I have always liked photographing flowers but I am constantly looking for new angles and ways to shoot them to improve my images. I always thought it was so boring and cliche to shoot flowers, it's like photographing children. They're always doing something interesting, colorful. I like pushing myself to always keep it interesting.
I also figured out how to shoot in black and white on my camera. I think it's strange that I didn't know how to do it before. I was so used to just doing it in photoshop.
I was trying to photograph Charlie the poodle in black and white. He is so dark so it was difficult to get the contrast and lighting just right. I was having trouble at first getting definition in the darkest parts. It was really difficult to get his eyes to stand out against his fur. I think I got some really good images from this shoot. I am really starting to benefit from these impromtu shoots. It is really helpful to just bring my camera everywhere with me. I am learning a lot and getting a lot of fun images.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

another post for today

So Ive been thinking about photographing people a lot lately. I have always been afraid to do it because everyone is so particular about what they think that they should look like. I really love this photo of Pete's cousin Brit. I took it at a wedding we were at recently. I just love the lighting, I really lucked out that the light was perfect. I think I am going to try and make it a goal to do one portrait session a week this summer. I really want to get comfortable behind the camera and not be worrying the whole time about what the subject is thinking. People are so much more dynamic and I love trying to capture that on film.
Thats all for now, again. I tried to make this part of the last post but it wouldn't let me add it.

I wanted to make this blog so that I could share some of my work and get a chance to talk about it a little. Im not usually the journaling type but I think it's a good idea for me to be able to talk about it.
So the flip flops are the first of my summer projects. My mom and I bought all of these flip flops and I just loved all of the colors. I am just going to post things that I am doing for fun! This was so fun to photograph and it just felt summery.
I am really excited about this blog and getting to post my pictures. I hope that it is a good way for me to remind myself to keep shooting. Sometimes I get stagnant and won't shoot for a week or so and this will keep me shooting.
Well that's all I have for now!