23/365 – Terabyte

It took forever to get this done tonight. It had been ages since I had done this technique, which is called focus stacking. I took about 17 pictures of my hard drive (with my camera on a tripod), shifting the focus slightly with each picture so that I could get the entire name in focus with still having a shallow depth of field. After taking the images I had to put them in to Photoshop and blend them together, which on a laptop (even my heavily upgraded one) takes forever. I think it took a half hour to process this final image. And I had to do this three different times, with one time taking an hour to process. So needless to say I have been working on this for more than a couple of hours. I also busted out my flash for the first time in a while tonight, and bounced it off the window behind me with a diffuser.

I seriously love my hard drive, so I thought it deserved a spot in my 365.

326/365 – 3D

**Wednesday, December 1

I had a printmaking critique last night, and one of the guys in my class made a print that was 3D! He brought in 3D glasses for all of us as well, and so we were all standing on our chairs looking at his print. It was awesome.

Become a fan on Facebook at Abigail Thompson Photography. And be sure to check out the Etsy shop I opened with my sister.

292/365 – Bobble Head

**Thursday, October 28

Last night I took pictures of a classmate for a project of hers. I had the studio checked out until midnight, so Elliot met me there are we messed around with the lights for a bit. It was so so much fun! I had forgotten how much I missed the studio, and missed watching Elliot go crazy, haha. So many laughs and so many cool pictures. More to come most likely, but this was for sure one of my favorites. But, we didn’t get done until after 11:00 and then hadn’t had dinner yet, which took until well after midnight, so needless to say I was too tired to edit/post last night.

Become a fan on Facebook at Abigail Thompson Photography. And be sure to check out the Etsy shop I opened with my sister.

268/365 – Squeegees

This is last night’s picture, but I was working on a paper all night and didn’t remember to upload.

These are the squeegees that we use in my printmaking class. Not all that interesting especially after yesterday’s picture, but I still like it so it’s ok.

Become a fan on Facebook at Abigail Thompson Photography. And be sure to check out the Etsy shop I opened with my sister.

265/365 – Screen Printed Mishy!

So I know this isn’t the most interesting or exciting photograph, but, I was just so excited about my print! I am currently in a printmaking class, which is all about screen printing. We just learned the reduction process using 3 colors, and I decided to use my picture of Mishy (from day 243) for my project. We also learned how to use photo emulsion for our images, which is how I did all of this.

On a side note…only 100 days left! Wow!

Become a fan on Facebook at Abigail Thompson Photography! And be sure to check out the Etsy shop I opened with my sister!

32/365 – Untitled

Well I decided to post one more from my project, which I will finally go ahead and describe a little.

My project for my studio this summer was a self-portrait project (for those who did not know). The project was focusing on growing up and gaining independence and such. It is a series of self-portraits, that go in a progression from essentially childhood to after college (this image posted here is actually the final image in the series). I am currently in the process of laying out a book for the project, and plan on selling this book once I get it all finished. If interested in purchasing be sure to let me know, it will be a limited edition type of thing so there won’t be many copies available. Or if you would like more information feel free to ask!

30/52 – Untitled

This was from my studio project that I recently wrapped up. I decided I will not be using most of them for my 52 week shots, just this one and one of my other favorites. Then I have one more that I took since I have been in MN and  I will be all caught up on my 52 week pictures!

Become a fan on Facebook at Abigail Thompson Photography!