"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."
Ansel Adams (1902-1984, USA)
Tried figuring out the lighting in my room. I just really like shoulders and jawlines. And also soft focus.
Also, I haven’t posted on this blog in awhile and I’m finally shooting in RAW. So that’s cool.
The beginnings of my final project for photojournalism.
I forgot my keys this afternoon and while I waited for someone I knew to let me into the flat, I took pictures of traffic.
Watercolors (August 2012 and September 2012)
The title page for my watercolor book and the lyrics to one of my favorite songs.
I would’ve looked happy, but that silhouette just called for something slightly melancholy.
(Also, apparently the shadows are looking wonky and a bit pixely? Didn’t look that way in Photoshop, so that’s annoying.)
I’m feeling a resurgence in artist ideas.
It might have something to do with the fact that I’m in London and it most definitely has something to do with one of the windows in my flat.
I know photos of sailboats aren’t the most original thing in the world (is anything original anymore?), but I saw a lot of sailboats today. Meaning I took a lot of photos of sailboats.
Summer nail polish.
I need to get into the groove of taking self-portraits again.
It’s something I miss doing.
Hell, I think I just miss taking photos of people. I like faces and I like the angles and emotion and I like capturing someone how they are and I like capturing someone how they aren’t.
Someone needs to come play dress-up with me so we can go walk around outside and take photos. That would be a fun way to spend an afternoon.
This is what happens when you try to take a picture of the moon and your camera’s focus decides to listen to you.
This is what happens when you try to take a photo of the moon and your camera’s focus goes out of whack.
I just spent a week at the cabin!
Unlike previous years, I somehow managed to ignore all the daisies on the lakeshore. I also spent most of my time swimming, reading, eating, and playing card games.
But while I didn’t take as many photos as I would have liked, I still managed to get a few good shots.
I need to get them on my computer first, but I should hopefully be posting some stuff this week.
Straight out of the camera. It’s nothing special. I just wanted to spend a few minutes outside playing with my camera. It’s been too long.
Now that it’s summer, I’ll hopefully have more time to take photos. I meant to take some up at the cabin over Memorial Day weekend, but it kind of rained most of the time. So that was unfortunate.
I’ve been helping my mom pot flowers this week, though. They’ve already started perking up, so within the next week, I’ll probably be taking some photos of those and stuff in the garden. I have a few magnifying lenses, so getting up close and personal with some flowers should be fun.
Maybe I’ll even fit in a self-portrait session? I never like taking self-portraits when other people are around because it just feels really awkward. But it’s been awhile since I’ve taken any and it’s always fun making silly faces at a camera. So we’ll see if I can get the backyard to myself. That, or I’ll grab my bike and go on a mini-adventure.
And that’s about it right now in terms of Keegan and photography.