Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
I spent the day with my family in Carlsbad going through my grandmothers things. I came home with a few strands of pearls that might or might not be real. Along with a few other things. It was a very productive day. The guys were outside tearing down the patio cover with plans to put up a new one soon. Sometimes life moves so fast that if you blink, you'll miss so much. You have to be present every day of your life.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
In my photo class, we are starting studio lighting. This is part of my upcoming project. My theme for the class is signs... so I am creating signs for my models to hold that defines them and use lighting that fits that sign. Hope it all goes well. This will be the first time I am in the studio, creating lighting effects, and using a large format camera. Well. If nothing else... I'll learn something new. :)
For now. KO signing out.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
This weekend will be the maiden voyage of my holga camera. I'm going to Downtown Carlsbad and taking pictures of the old signs and payphones. While the two don't exactly go together, they are the things that I love. I love downtown areas. I love vintage signs that are still in use (I hope there actually are some in dt Carlsbad). I love Carlsbad. I love payphones (probably because they are going to be extinct one day). And I love film photography because you take so much more time composing the shot, getting the right settings and the final print. There is so much more effort put into it than many people put into digital. I will admit though, when it comes to digital photos I don't really have any any idea what I am doing when I am post processing. I guess I need to take a class. : )
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Today I went to Downtown Riverside to celebrate my Dad's birthday.
First, we went to Logan's for lunch. The family plus my boyfriend. It was actually really nice that he was included. Then we traveled to the Star Trek Exhibition. Afterward we wandered around main street and had a little fun. Then we went home where I made dinner for everyone followed by some ice cream cake. yum.
Remodeling Target... guess they remodeled the carts too. And my car realllllllly needs a wash.
Spent the day working hard. I went to work, went to class, ran some errands, cleaned, did laundry, and generally just worked my little butt off.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
I just started taking another photo class. I spent the day taking photos from a pinhole camera that I made myself. It was actually really cool because I was in 100% percent of the process.
I made the camera.
I mixed the chemicals.
I cut the paper that I used to make the "negative."
I took the picture, by lifting up a piece of tape to uncover the pinhole and I acted as the shutter by keeping time.
I printed and processed the negative.
I dried the negative.
And I made the final picture.
Monday, January 17, 2011
I took this photo on the 16th and edited it on the 17th so that I could frame it an put it on the wall.
I just love flowers in the winter. There were two orange roses in the garden, so I got out my camera a took some pictures. There is something simple and honest about a rose. It doesn't pretend to be anything that it isn't.
I wanted to pull out my hair when I was editing this because my printer kept turning the image red. Which means I have to send it out to be printed. It also meant that I tried to manipulate the color more before I printed it, so it took more time than needed.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
It might be winter, but don't forget to take some time to appreciate the things around you.
This is a little statue called "surrounded by love." I got it for my mother for Christmas to remind her that we all love her. It came at a good time too.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Rule one: have fun!!
Rule two: don't beat your self up if you forget a day.. just keep on moving.
Rule three: can either take a photo that day, or edit it that day.
Rule four: if taking one photo a day becomes impossible, you can switch to a project 52 (one photo a week).
Those are my rules, I hope that I make it through this year without too many bumps.