Confession time. I completely forgot to take a picture yesterday, so this is actually from a few days ago when I was trying out my Holga lens on my Nikon. I fell in love with the incredible depth I got in this shot, and the kind of dream like atmosphere. It is SOOC, with the exception of conversion from RAW.

268/366 – The warmth of being cool

*Thursday, October 9
There is something about the late evening light on those cool fall days that just makes me smile and feel warm despite the cold.

I was busy packing and cleaning up my apartment and noticed the light in my window and had to grab some shots. Straight out of the camera as well.

Memory + An Update

It has been a bit since I have posted here on my blog. Partly because I have been busy, and partly because I have been putting it off. I am currently taking a photography class with the goal of getting a portfolio ready for grad school. However, I have struggled so much with trying to come up with a concept that I was really happy with and that I felt could really grow into something. The frustration that resulted from that struggle brought me to have a “crisis” of sorts with my photography. That combined with my very busy schedule make me question my 365.

So, I have come to the conclusion that I will no longer continue with my 365 at this point. Honestly, I am somewhat disappointed in myself, but I feel like it is hurting more than helping at this time, and that I need to be focusing on grad school related things and work. My 365 was just draining me, and although I was getting decent images I felt like it wasn’t pushing me in the right direction. My energy and attention needs to be spent on other things right now. I will still be taking photographs (obviously), and will still be posting as often as I can, but my 365 is on hold.

On a different note, I thought I would share one image that may become part of my project for this semester. I don’t want to give many details because I am still working a lot of things out about it, but at its core this project is about memory. This image is an in-camera, digital double exposure. The only editing I did was to boost the contrast a tiny bit, otherwise it is straight out of the camera.

And lastly, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has stuck with me, and all the support that you all have given me. I hope you guys stick around and bear with me as I figure out where to go from here!

155/365 – Summer Is Coming

Yesterday was such an incredible day. My friend Manuel texted me around 5 and suggested we go drive and take pictures. I would normally love to do that anyways, but I had rented an absolutely incredible lens for the weekend and hadn’t used it yet so I thought this would be a perfect chance to play with it. So I drove to his house, and we played Rock Band for a little, and then hopped in the car and started driving through the country. We eventually found a spot that didn’t have a fence, and man, it was the perfect spot. There was a creek, and a barn, and a big wheat field that we walked into and just laid down and talked. It was so wonderful. More pictures to come, including some self portraits.

Straight out of the camera (SOOC) except for conversion to JPG. In fact, all of the pictures from this shoot will be SOOC.

The title is from the song “Summer Is Coming” by Matt Pond PA, which was a song Manuel introduced me to forever ago.

I decided this weekend I wanted to live my life and not worry about uploading on time. I took all of the pictures on the right days, I just didn’t get around to uploading them.