Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I'm sorry everyone who wants to see what I'm up to or admire my pictures. Between my new job, starting class again, trying to have some semblance of a social life, and being a puppy mommy, I stopped having time for photography every day, and it stopped being fun.
So there we go. I'm letting myself off the hook. Maybe I just need a few weeks off and I'll get right back into the project. Maybe not. But I promise I'll still be taking photos, and posting them on my flickr and Facebook pages. Join me there?
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I joined back up with the Get Pushed group for round 16 (wow, where has the time gone?), and I was partnered with Ken, who gave me a truly great challenge.
He says "I then started to notice that although you take a lot of people pictures you really do not take 'portraits'. Most of your poeple pictures have busy backgrounds and are mostly snapshots in time. With that I challenege to take a portrait (of whom ever you wish) but here is the twist: I would like you to do it in the style of Yousuf Karsh the photographer of the famous and important people of his time. Here is a link to his site."
Wow! So I've never really done much with lighting and studio portraiture, and how amazing is Mr. Karsh... but I decided to tackle it head-on, and ended up with four photos (one of each of the family members) that I loved.
Parts of it were hard - figuring out the lighting, getting the animals to not look stupid - but the editing was so much fun.
I'm happy with how it worked out. Ken, hope it's what you were hoping for!
On a whim, Max and I went out for mussels and beer, followed by a great movie called "Pariah" about a queer young woman in NYC who's dealing with coming out to her family, and also being a teenager. Totally great movie!