Archive | January 2014

Project 365 – Take A Chance

Today I decided to take a chance on myself.  The odds are very much against me, in fact it’s pretty much a one-in-a-million chance that I will succeed.  But had I not at least tried and put myself out there, well then, I suppose it would have been a zero-in-a-million chance that I would succeed.

What about you?  Have you taken a chance on yourself lately?

Take a ChanceAs always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

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Project 365 – Sewing Machine

I recently picked up a variety of fabric to use for photography backdrops, so today I dusted off the sewing machine to stitch up the edges.  So far, so good.  I have one finished, but some of the lightweight fabric might prove challenging to sew.  But I’ve got a fresh cup of coffee, Sade radio playing on Pandora, and I am having a good ol’ time.  I seriously don’t know why I don’t dust off this machine more often!

Sewing BackdropsAs always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Simplify

Simplify

Project 365 – Happy “Photography Birthday” To Me!

Infrared PhotoOne year ago today I took my very first photography class and that class was the catalyst to forever changing the way I see the world around me and capturing life via my camera.  The event was so significant to me that I have deemed January 28 is my official “photography birthday”.  It’s been a wonderful and challenging journey so far.  I am blown away by how much I have learned this past year, but even more astounded with what I don’t yet know and all that I hope to discover about the art of photography.

In honor of my “birthday” I made a double mini batch of chocolate chip cupcakes for my family.  And the icing on the proverbial cupcake today was the arrival of two happy photography surprises.  The first was this old Minolta camera pictured in today’s photo.  I am fascinated with old cameras and decided to start a little collection of vintage camera gear.  This was my first camera purchase for my collection.  Sadly it doesn’t work, but considering what I paid for it on Ebay I didn’t really expect it to.  I don’t mind though.  I still think it’s super stinking cool!

The other big surprise was receiving my newly-converted infrared camera back from LifePixels!  What a wonderfully fitting “birthday present” to begin a whole new year on my photographic journey.  While infrared photography is quite a different animal than what I’ve been learning over the past year, I am up for the challenge and thrilled about this new photographic adventure.  Today’s Project 365 image was taken with my infrared camera.  (And, in case you’re wondering, I did make a photography wish when I blew out the candle.) 🙂

As always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Copics In Blue

The cold winter weather has given me a great excuse to practice shooting still-lifes and lighting techniques.  As with most everything in photography, I am quickly learning it’s a whole lot harder than it looks.  The good news, though I suppose that’s debatable, is our weather forecast isn’t very promising for an outdoor shoot any time soon so I am sure I will get plenty more practice in the coming days.

Copics In BlueAs always, please leave your comments, suggestions and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Faded Pink Rose

 

Faded Pink RoseAs always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!

Project 365 – Pink Rose Close-Up

Today’s Project 365 is a hand-held close-up of a pink rose.

Pink Rose Close-UpAs always, please leave your comments, suggestions, and critiques below.  Thanks for looking!