Monday, November 26, 2007


Recently I've been really into texture. In this photo i feel like the wood actually has texture to it.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


This is a shot for my portrait class. I kind of enjoy the awkward expression on the subject in the lower picture.

Friday, November 23, 2007


Today I took Brendan out to the windmills outside of Syracuse.. it made me want to reprint my black&white windmill pictures from california from 2005. This is a digital one from back then.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


I got a Nikon D80. Still trying to figure it out for the most part. I've found that one of my lenses works with autofocus. It's hard to get the manual focus to work.. I like the steam in this picture a lot.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Quality of Light

The light in this shot I really appreciate. The picture is lit by multicolored christmas lights and a macbook. The wall right behind the highlighted girl is the place in the photo i like the most.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Artist Expirences

I came home and I got my friend to teach me to shoot a gun. It was an interesting expirence. I am glad that I could do it. I shot a pumpkin. haha go me! The sound was butchered in the conversion. :(

This is my favorite picture from today. I like how it's blurry I think. The tree line and the clouds make it - obviously. But, I feel like it needs to be in color or my friend wouldn't be as prominent in the photograph.

I've been learning more and more that to me, my photography has a lot to do with expirences.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Tones with Flourescent Lighting

After working on this print for a long time, I am not sure what to do anymore. I put it up for crit last wednesday for Portrait with Joanne Walters and I got the comment that i should put more tones in her face. How would I go about doing that anyway??? It doesn't help that this was lit with fluorescent lighting.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Museum of Natural History

Today I went to the Museum of Natural History in NYC. The subways were closed and it took forever to get there. I had to write a paper about something about North American Native Arts there - I chose this costume from the Northwest Pacific Coast section. It said in the description that this was supposed to be a bear - i see more of a wolf. Yeah, so I did this little pen drawing from it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Color Film Photography

In crit today, i was told to enlarge this photo(from a 4x6). It's actually in color but every time i scan it my scanner decides that it looks better in black and white. I can't wait to take color 1 so i can enlarge them myself. I don't know about going to CVS for enlargements. :-\

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Making Pictures

I like the feeling that clouds, fog and steam give.

Light and Shadow? Mood and Emotion?? I don't really like the grain that shows up on the 11x14 print of this picture. But everyone else I show it to likes it. I think i'll put it up for crit? I am tired of not getting any real criticism besides the technical stuff and the lack of theme. No one said the prints had to work together on the wall. And I know what's wrong with the technical stuff usually; time is a factor.
Make a picture; don't just take it.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans Day Drive

I was going for mood and emotion here.. the roses in the trash bin are too discrete. Really disappointed. Veterans Cemetary on Long Island. L.I. is pretty interesting to me, I'd like to find more time and take more pictures there. Seems faded and run down. I hope to find more places like this.
I don't like driving because it takes a lot out of expirencing the place.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Printing Lighter

I took this picture last April in Vienna. Looking at the negative, I thought this would work for light and shadow. I decided to try to print a little lighter and with less contrast than i usually do. I think it was successful.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Tonsils set a mood.

This is my cell phone picture of my tonsils. They are swollen.
This blurry picture shows mood.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Dark Darkness

I had to use wicked slow shutter speed in these lighting conditions but I think they came out okay. I hope to spend more time working on long exposures. Especially outdoors. I've only expiremented with them in my first photo 1 class (this is #3).

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Cell Phone Pictures

Cell phone pictures turn out crappy. I can't wait to get my digital SLR. The colors were way off in this. They still look a little strange to me, not to mention how blown out the highlights are. This could've been a really cute picture with the right exposure.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Flash Photography

Sometimes I like the harsh flash that make people look sickly and weird. I saw some of Sam Brahman's pictures and he shoots a lot with the harsh flash. Overall, i don't think it's my thing. I like using existing natural light.

Monday, October 29, 2007


This scanned in a little dark. I like the worn brick that is found on old New Hampshire buildings. It makes for a good background for this photo i think - full of texture. It's difficult for me to get candid posed photos. This was the least posed out of all i took of him.
The tones in this shot are nice. I hope to get more negatives with tones like these. It's crazy because it was a bright sunny midday shot - in between buildings.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mirror Tree

Mirror Tree. I love all the little art projects that people have done out in the woods around campus. The mirror tree is a neat expirence. It's in front of a stream, you need to cross the stream to get over to it. The light in the mirrors are echoed in the light coming through the trees. Right now these are 4x6 prints, i should print them larger but I am running out of paper.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Europe Pix

I am anxious to print pictures that i took over the summer and last semester. I'd much rather print them than new ones. I just want to reminisce in memories.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Hidden in Plain View

As a topic for extended media class, I am focusing on 'Hidden in Plain View'. This is an accurate portrayal of that theme i think. I found this from a book called Forgotten New York. I would like to discover more around me, but I don't have much time for exploration here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Simular Compositions

These pictures from NYC scanned in together(unintentionally). I liked the contrast of subject matter but simular composition. I haven't really spent much time in the city ever. I really hope that I can capture more there.