Friday, July 31, 2009

Lo-fi photography

Thanks to a break in the rain and a little cinefoil, I was able to do some TTV shots yesterday. I had to do something since the rain messed up my other photo shoot. This, in my opinion, is one of the most fun ways to take pictures. I love the quality and the feel of it. I love the dust and scratches, the imperfections and character of it. I like to take a break from thinking in f stops and ISOs sometimes and just shoot. These are also the same reasons I like shooting with my Holga. They are perfectly imperfect. You never know exactly what you're going to get and that's exciting to me. Speaking of which, I've shot up two rolls with my Holga. Now I need to make myself go get them processed. I wish there was a good place on the south side of Atlanta that I could go... Anyone know of anywhere?

Have a good weekend!

"The most important lens you have is your legs." -- Ernst Haas

Thursday, July 23, 2009

buzz buzz buzz

One of my friends started keeping bees a while back. I just happened to be over there when they were checking up on them. I just happened to not have my camera (shame on me), but fortunately for me, my friend has one. So I grabbed his camera and shot a few pictures while they worked with the bees. It's a pretty cool feeling to have thousands and thousands of bees flying all around you just doing their thing. They are amazing little creatures. When I have the space, I'd like to have some of my own. Seems like a pretty relaxing hobby with pretty useful benefits.

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” -- Robert Green Ingersoll

Monday, July 20, 2009


So, I went to the Harry Potter premier with my wife and a bunch of friends, but before that we went to a Harry Potter party at my friend's house where I failed miserably at trivia. A bunch of people dressed up. I took their pictures. This is a few of them. Only one bad guy? Geeze. My wife and I did wear t-shirts to support the bad guys if that counts. :)

"Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am." -- Luna Lovegood

Friday, July 10, 2009

C is for cookie...

And if that cookie is an Oreo (or 15), that's good enough for me. I took this shot for the second assignment of the Strobist Boot Camp. The assignment was on food, which I've never really attempted to shoot before (maybe because I'm too busy eating it instead), and I really enjoyed it.
Some of my favorite books to buy are cookbooks with big pictures of colorful, delicious food. First I drool over the food then I try to reverse engineer the lighting and take note of the colors and the props in the foreground and background. For me, there's something very comforting in good food photography. I love it. And if you ever need a quick reference to some good food, go check out Food Network. I'm addicted.
Now that I've worked up an appetite, I'm going to make some pan-seared Mahi with spinach mashed potatoes (get the recipe here)... Thanks, Publix.

"If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony." -- Fernand Point

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fun with a magnifying sheet

So I found this magnifying sheet at my parent's house the other day and thought I'd experiment with it. It was pretty fun, but I need to try to figure out if there is a way to keep the light from reflecting off of it. I think I'll end up doing an ongoing series with it. Maybe I'll take it to all of my shoots and snag a couple of frames at the end.

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” -- Anthony Robbins
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