I usually won’t make an entirely new post if I re-edit a picture. But, I liked this in black and white so much better that I am “officially” considering it the weeks shot instead of the color one. I got so caught up in how I was editing it before that I didn’t even consider black and white, but a Flickr contact suggested it, so here I am.
Not the image that I wanted for this week, but plan after plan fell through and I thought of this very last-minute (clearly). However, this one is fairly fitting with my life at the moment. My shots have been getting a lot more personal and meaningful as of late.
I sat and edited this shot in countless ways for hour and hours today. I am still not completely happy with it, but I decided I just needed to let it be.
Hopefully next week I will be able to do the image that I have had in my head for a bit.
This has been the one bright spot of my week, my book arrived! I ordered just one to make sure it all looked alright, and I must say, I love it. I am so happy with how it turned out. So, books are officially now on sale! I am doing a limited edition of 15, and 5 are gone already, so act fast! Just comment on this (or if you have any other means of contacting me) to let me know if you are interested. Softcover books are $35 (which is what this one is).
If you would like to see a few of the images, I can post the links for the few I uploaded as well.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped me on this project. And thank you to everyone who supports me. I have some amazing people in my life.
This summer I did a series of self-portraits that many of you probably saw. Well, I finally got around to completing the book for the images. It is for sale, but only as a limited edition, so if you would like one be sure to let me know soon! Head over to see the Book Preview to check out the full version.
Well I am back to tackling my 52 week project. It was put on hold while I focused on my 365, but I am now going to get back to a one a week track. I have decided my new week starts on Mondays, because I will only be doing my pictures on the weekends due to student teaching. I have also decided to keep explanations to a minimum from now on, if there is any explanation at all. If you are curious about a picture feel free to ask, and I will respond, but in general I will be keeping my posts short and simple from here on out.
So, here we go again, week 37, “Lost”
The end! I honestly cannot believe that I have actually completed this project. When I started it I thought that I would for sure quit at some point, since I never seem to be able to finish any project I start. But, here I am, 100% done.
This is not at all the picture I originally had in my head, other than the words that I used, and the tinfoil. I wanted an evening shot, but my day got very busy and by the time I was free I had no light left. Luckily Elliot it amazing, and when I got frustrated because I didn’t know what to do with the letters in order to get something interesting, he pulled back the blinds, and got out his flashlights. So, just like last night, a long exposure, lit by two flashlights. And, I can’t decide if the actual tinfoil is in focus or not, so try to ignore that (even though it should be great for my last picture…).
This project has been such an…adventure. It consumed my life many days, and wore me out a lot. It pushed me, and tested my photography skills and creativity. I would like to say that I have improved, but honestly I am not sure, and I don’t know if I will be able to judge that myself. I will say that my ability to spot things to photograph has improved, and I have gotten a lot more comfortable taking pictures everywhere.
I have had a few people ask me what I will do now. Since I had put my 52 week project on the back burner during my 365, I am now going to focus on that, and return to doing a self-portrait once a week until I finish. It is going to be so strange to not take a picture every day I feel, since it is just habit now. But, I want to finish my 52 week project as it should be done, and not have any extra pressure besides that (and student teaching..). Once I finish that project, I may start-up another 365, we shall see. If I do start another 365 I will be setting up more rules for myself, such as specific assignments for each week, in order to push myself even more. But, I will tackle that when I get to it.
For now, thank you so much to all of you who have stuck around and encouraged me during this project. I so appreciate all of you!!
My original plan for a picture somewhat fell through tonight (mostly because of my laziness), and I had no clue, or really any desire to take a picture. Which frustrated me since it is the second to last day. I was sitting in my living room and my eye spotted the fantastic record player that my new roommate, Elizabeth, brought with her when she moved in. I had originally wanted to do some light painting with it, and had a very specific idea in my head, but due to various reasons that didn’t work out. But, this is still a long exposure, and is lit with just an LED flashlight.
One. More. Day.
Whitney and I have been wanting to shoot some things (for photos of course) for a long long time. I figured since my project is wrapping up it would be a good chance to squeeze something in, and I had some extremely old eggs that I thought could be good. Unfortunately not much happened when we shot them. It was slightly disappointing. And I only had three eggs, so I didn’t have many chances. However, because it didn’t do much we were able to take multiple shots of each egg. This was pretty much the only shot, out of quite a few, that did anything.
Oh, and it was snowing out, so that is what the white spots on the black are. And sorry for the cheesy title.
I don’t know why I am just not getting around to posting this, it is from November after all. It is from the same night that I took the moon picture. Elliot’s dad built this cabin, it is such an incredibly great little place. I just had to turn my camera around and get a picture of it as well. I can’t remember exactly but I think it was close to a 6 minute exposure. The light from the windows is entirely candle light (we turned off the generator so that we didn’t have too much light polluting the pictures), and the rest of the light is just from the insanely bright moon that night.