Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Until the Last Peep

It's crunch time for the semester, so I bring you a Snapchat Peep Thriller.

Until the Last Peep

-What's happening?
-I'm not sure.

-What should we do?
-I don't know about you, but I just sugared myself.

-Oh gosh!  What's happening Frank?


-I've always loved you Mathilda.
-Oh Frank, no!

-Tell me you love me Mathilda!!
-Be strong Frank!


-What happens now?
-We wait.

*I don't allow Snapchat access to my photos, so I screen shot my procrastination.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Night photography assignment and no tripod? Use a car, a genetics text book, and a lens cap, and presto!!!

Photographic testimony to the necessity of a tripod!!



In other news, RAW and Photoshop go together like peanut butter and jam - with a slight addition.  Photoshop demands you make the sandwich with sock gloves on, while reciting Hamlet's soliloquy, and tap dancing, in Morse code, the longitude and latitude to the olive oil shop in Old Town San Diego.  Possibly while your hair is on fire, or being done by 4 year old children who have an unlimited supply of hair clips, ribbons, and artistic vision.

Or I'm new and it's more like learning to drive a car with a manual transmission.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Window, window in the wall...

  This project was about utilizing window light in portraiture.  In other news, I have fantastic friends who model for me.  Aren't they gorgeous?!!!

This is a cropped picture taken in the Grant building in the late morning.  The light floods this hallway and lit her up wonderfully, and was at the perfect angle to create a clear reflection.  

He'd just finished cleaning up after devotional and agreed to be my underpaid model.  The light comes in mostly to his side, though he is looking through the glass, creating a fantastic shadowing on the right side of his face and neck.  

We were in the Seasider when the table next to the window opened up, so I handed her my soup and sticks and had her pose, and also eat some to see if that would work.  I like how the light falls across her forehead and follows down the bridge of her nose to her chin.  Also the light outlining her arm.  I am not a fan of the background however.  It's too much and distracting.

This I didn't turn this in, but I thought it would be nice to contrast the cropped and the uncropped photos.  Which do you prefer? 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wait for it...

All of us have been and will be each of these people. 

Sometimes we talk about the future unknown; perhaps internships, career goals, family, midterms, and a million other things which will define and shape us.  And it is who we have the potential of becoming on this path which can be the most daunting.

When we are with friends, we will run the gambit of emotion and of giving and receiving emotionally.  Which will often times take the form of sitting with some pizza; listening to the future, to the past, and the moment of shared time.

And all of us, at least once in our lives, will look at our friend in the camera lens and release...The Smolder.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Photo Graphy Assignment Numero First

The creeper by the bike rack near the library? Ya, that was me.

I am Ronaldo, the super puppy fire hydrant! 

Groot that was, and to Groot it shall return. 
(But not really since it is made of plastic)