Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Simple Subject Composition Project

I love shooting with my Nikon FM2! Black and white photos rock! I hope I like the next assignment.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Shooting 30-50 images of lines... Sounds easy enough but with a lot going on I found it to be very challenging . "Here I go" I thought and while taking all 120 or so odd images I thought every one would be horrible. Where do I find lines that no else would, how do you make lines look creative on film and how to make them stand out? then I was thinking about all the techniques we were taught all last week, from composition, to using the correct shutter speed and being on the right f-stop, I was going crazy! Then after a while I relaxed and stopped trying so hard, then soon after I started having fun with what I was doing, where I was going and (very slowly) learned on what setting to be on and then things kind of just fell in to frame.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Been a long time.

Hello fellow bloggers! Sorry I haven't been around i've been busy with all the assignment dead lines and work. Thank gawd I work for myself, and can work when I want but the lack of sleep really sucks.
But I do have one thing to report... First week of school we were told to do alot of creative writing/free writing in a journal. This is something I have never done before, but when she told us that it would help us get out of a creative rut I was all over it. (When I said "she" I meant Sarah she teaches the Creative Imaging class). So far i've forced myself to write everyday even when I feel like I don't have much to say or when I feel completely blank I write "Nothing to write, nothing to write" over and over untill my day unfolds all over the page. Soon after I feel so much better, I get a second wind and start writing down ideas for images I want to take or start snapping shots at that very moment. And as for all those assignments we get everyday... I find them fun and feel like it isn't school or work at all. I hope this excitment and enthusiasm never dies down or at least carries out till the end of school.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Favourite genre of photography

My favorite genre of photography would have to be landscape.

This year in at PrairieView I hope to learn how to take photos in all genres just so i'm not stuck with one way of taking pictures. And to hopefully learn every proper procedure in the dark room. I don't need to be the one who was known for blowing up he dark room.

The best photography experience I had would have to be when I was 16 taking photography in high school. I was in front of Portage Place taking pictures when I came across a man who seemed homeless (well... who smelled homeless) who was yelling racist slander against everybody who passed by including me. He sat down to have a smoke and as he was smoking I asked if I could take his picture and he grunted "YES!" he had the bluest eyes I had ever seen. So I snapped a pic as fast as I could and caught him taking a drag in a cloud of smoke with his eye's piercing right at me. It was great! From then on I realized that no subject would ever be to difficult for me to take an image of.

Posting of a new photo

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First blog post, second week, third computer in back row.
Much fun!