*Tuesday, November 20
I hadn’t done a double exposure for a while, so I thought it would be good to do one while I was home.
I ordered a Holga lens for my Nikon last week, and got it in the mail yesterday. I went out shooting with it for the first time for my grad work this afternoon and decided to try out a double exposure with it. This is pretty much SOOC, just a bit of a contrast boost.
For those of you who may not know, a Holga is a cheap, plastic film camera. They have a plastic lens, and are known for their soft focus and heavy vignette. They now make lenses like this that can attach to DSLR cameras. Since my grad work is about Alzheimer’s I thought it would make more sense to be shooting with a lens that distorts and disturbs the images like this instead of getting “perfect” photographs.
On another note…I am finally all caught up.
When it came time to shoot today’s picture I wanted something that would represent my day. Most days I don’t really care if my image sums up my day, but today I did. There were two main things I was trying to represent, but couldn’t figure out how to get both things across in one picture, or how to create an interesting picture of just one of them. I shot them separately, and wasn’t in love with them so I decided to combine them and ended up liking the result.
So, today is a pretty personal image, more for me than anything else.
I figured when all else fails, a double exposure will look interesting.
The older boy I nanny for was at school this morning, so the younger one and I had a nice quiet morning playing with play-doh. Normally when I am taking pictures he tries to jump in front of the camera and yells “cheese” but today he was so involved in his work that he was oblivious to me. I loved it.
I hadn’t done a double exposure for a while, and it is a series I want to continue so I figured I should shoot something for it. Plus, I think a new mini series may result from this image. I am still trying to think of a title for the series, so far the only thing I have thought of is the title of a Dr. Seuss book, “Oh the Places You Will Go,” which I am not happy with.