In an odd sort of way this image describes perfectly how I am feeling at the moment.
This image is actually a combination of 6 images, and it was really quite therapeutic editing it all together.
I haven’t done a self-portrait in such a long time. Mostly because I have been lazy and uninspired. Today I finally had an idea I liked, but when I went out to shoot it I realized my hair isn’t long enough for what I had hoped to do. After messing around in photoshop quite a bit though I managed to turn it into something I think works.
I had the urge to spend a while in photoshop for today’s picture. So I set my mind on an image that would require multiple shots combined into one. I only had one giraffe, and moved him over and over taking pictures as I went with my camera on a tripod. I then brought them all in to photoshop to combine them. After tweaking the colors a bit, I must say I am very happy with the result!
Oh, and I have decided to bring my logo back, so you will be seeing that from now on.
I thought of this one sleepless night a while back, title and all. I had been trying to get together with my friend Susannah for ages so that she could do hair and makeup for me, but we both have been extremely busy. Our schedules finally worked tonight, and so I went over to her house, and she went to town on my hair and then snapped the shutter for me. My hair was (well, is) so big that it got squished while getting into my car. The editing process for this image was almost absurd. It took close to three hours, and went through maybe six different versions before settling on this one.
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I had plans for an elaborate, complicated self-portrait shoot this week, but things happened, plans changed, and I didn’t get to do it. I was going to try again tonight or tomorrow night, but my hair was looking wonderfully curly yesterday afternoon after letting it air dry and so I spontaneously took some simple shots just in case. It was an extremely rushed shot, and because of this is it very similar to a couple of other recent (or somewhat recent) self-portraits. Since it was so similar to other self-portraits I decided to play with editing more than I usually do. Needless to say it is not my typical style, but I love how it turned out.
Only three more weeks of this project, and I am already getting sad that it is coming to an end. I have three BIG ideas for my last three shots though, so I only hope they work out so I can add something a little different to the project still.
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.
I am in such a rut photography wise. It is really frustrating. I am fighting with it, but losing ground. I kind of want a break, but I don’t want to give up on my 365. And I feel like pushing through this will help me out in the long run.