Monday, April 26, 2010

Raining

Pictures during the rainy season of February, 2008. Backing off from the macro a little bit and going back to my immediate surroundings. Rain provided times of creativity because I didn't want to stay inside. I would walk around outside with an umbrella and try to keep my camera dry. I don't take very many pictures when its raining and I'm outside because carrying the camera around with me is more of an excuse to wander around in the fog and rain.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Macro Experiments


I love macro. The end.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Meadow


This is during that awkward time between winter and spring where everything is beautiful and full of sunshine, but still fairly cold and crisp in 2008. This is also a time where I began to develop and obsession with the yellow filter and the macro. At first I used them separately because the idea did not occur to me to combine them. The day I did combine in the meadow was the day that I became love affair with both - either separately or together - because of these two photos of sap.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Poison Oak and Camping


This was a roll that I messed up huge on, yet turned out alright. What happened was, I did not change the iso correction on my camera to 200. It stayed on 400. Thought I was worried, the pictures came out better than I expected. I think they came out better because of the mistake. The colors and contrast are gorgeous. The color and lighting for the first 3 photographs can be thanked to a large fire in Morgan Hill that turned the sky green with it's smoke. I have never had better lighting, though caused be a destructive force.






Sunday, April 11, 2010

A break in the time line - Fisheye lense

I have no photographic insight today about the fisheye lense camera. Really, it is all too fun. Also, I have not explored or experimented much with this, and still have a roll in the camera from a year ago because I do not find myself often in dire need to take bubble photos. Apparently, when cacti are involved, the need is dire. Who knew?



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A break in the time line - Polaroids

Polaroid cameras can be used by anyone simply to point and shoot. That does not mean, however, that experimentation is impossible. At first I mainly did point and shoot. This limitation led me to try different angles, lighting, times of day, and subject poses. Later, I would have people pose in certain ways and then paint on the Polaroid in a want-to-be mixed media fashion. I also tried double exposure, which is difficult with a Polaroid camera because you must stop the film from coming out entirely and take another picture. In return, one photo will be half double exposed, and another will be half exposed. I love Polaroids.













Friday, April 2, 2010

Ghost at Chesbro


A burned down biker bar on the shore of Chesbro led to missing walls and an empty lake. It was a place I went to many times until it was torn down. One time I was there and I saw a ghost. If you want the full story, you can ask me. Otherwise, this was a place where I did many photographic projects for school and for myself. These are also some of the first black and white photographs I developed myself. Still learning...

After taking my photographs around the area or or certain sections, I began to focus more on what only a frequent observer would notice. I took pictures, mainly macro, of small sometimes unidentifiable things to try and remove them from the entirety of the picture to give them a spotlight of pattern or curiousity. This is something I really enjoy doing and what I consider to be my "thing" or whatever you want to call it that I focus on when I photograph.
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