If you’ve been online, you know that Earth day was a couple days ago. Personally, I feel like everyday should be Earth Day. Not in a weird ‘every day is your birthday’ sort of way but rather that people should make it a goal to make steps towards protecting earth in their everyday lives. This year, I’ve tried to make a conscious effort to do … Continue reading Insta Green
“So we are looking at this area, and this guy comes out with a machete and a bowl of cereal.” “What? I thought it was just a bowl of cereal.” “Nope – he also had a machete.” And thus goes the story of how we met our first contact. Location of Interest: a property simply known as “Joe Joe’s Camp” on Google maps Project Goal: … Continue reading Project [abitazione]
My friends had gone out for sushi but I’d chosen to pace back and forth on my parents driveway. Amanda, one of my roommates from college, was explaining her dilemma in regards to art school. I could only relate and acknowledge her struggle in frustration. Sometime later, my mom told me to look up at the sky. I was feeling ‘eh’ but she insisted and … Continue reading Jupiter and Venus Hiding Behind a Tree
It was the result of bad planing: the camera was forgotten at school, the model wasn’t contacted on time and I wanted to take a nap and forget about the time that a certain snowboarding trip had ended in tears. Nevertheless, Hannah agreed to be in the pictures. Since we had yet to see her in a dress, everyone was more than excited to carry on with … Continue reading Maybe Viking?
I’ve started following Instagram accounts with outdoor photographers. The way they capture foggy mountain cross backs makes them seem to be living a dream. Nostalgia for the alps and especially the little French mountain with the Swiss flag is especially strong at this moment. Unlike the previous weeks, this time there were no strolls on LA rooftops, no scouting for hippie garbage cans in Riverside … Continue reading Glitter and Rope
As a photographer, I’ve learned that things don’t always flow smoothly as planned. 1. Monster in the BushesOne time, while doing light art at the lake, my light artist messed up an outline. I laughed so hard at the result that I almost peed! That wasn’t as serious but on a different night while working on astrophotography – I really had to go! 2am in … Continue reading And One Day We Can Laugh About Those Epic Fails
We were up by 2:45am. Yeah, I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only way we’d be out by 3. Of course, the night sky was a cause for constantly running into things. Oh the stars, so many stars, oh so overwhelmingly marvelous! We tried to set up the tripod at the base of the mountain but were soon chased away by a pack of unchained dogs. … Continue reading Goodbye – One Last Time
There is a group at our school that is often going camping or planning such outdoor activities. Wish I’d been better friends with them, because honestly those are the types of things that I miss from my childhood. The things I hope to continue doing in the future. I did get to hang out with them a couple weeks ago when they decided to camp out … Continue reading Night Under the Mountain
This image was totally spontaneous and unplanned. Thats why I love it so much.This was actually taken on Easter Sunday. Not sure what country we were in at the time, although I have reason to believe it was Switzerland. We were walking along the side of the road when we came across this. It was just so beautiful. Walked right in, took a picture and … Continue reading Unplanned Exploration in the Leaf Tunnel!
Camping is fun. Experiencing different cultures is fun. So, when I was invited to go camping at La Concha Durango, how could I say no? We got there by bus. Everyone unloaded their belongings and got ready to set up camp. But not everyone had come well prepared. There were only two tents to accommodate the group of 30 something. Several families decided to rent … Continue reading Durango Falls
I remember Caribbean sunsets as exotic, but there just aren’t any pictures to justify how amazing and glorious the French/ Swiss sky looks every day. Guess there’s a reason why the guys’ dorm is called ‘Les Horizons’. Kinda jealous over here. With Geneva, the lake, and French mountains on the other side of the valley, they clearly have the best view! There are just … Continue reading New Horizons
Soon after arriving at my new room, I walked down the hall to my friend Grace’s room. She had decorated one of her walls with pictures from last year. I gasped in surprise as I noticed a particular image of myself, guy friends on either side, all eyes crossed, spoons hanging from our noses. Hadn’t seen that one before! Grace reminded me that the day … Continue reading Literally Posted on My Wall
This is my room window in Collonges-sous-Saleve. Can’t belive it… I actually moved to France! Ok, so the whole trip was actually less stressful than going to Mexico. No joke. The couple sitting next to me on the way to London were really nice, and figuratively adopted me for the length of the trip. They appeared to have a lot of friends in the film … Continue reading Can’t belive it… I actually moved to France!
Some time age, Markus, Ben and I went out to take pictures of the stars. It didn’t go so well because the moon was ridiculously bright. In fact, many of the images resembled broad daylight. (Sometimes pictures do tell a thousand lies!) The assignment was postponed when the teacher realized they’d forgotten to check their star charts. Turns out astrophotography is best done without a full celestial … Continue reading Light Up the Night Sky
On the way back to school, I got the opportunity to take a break from the eight hour drive and do a photo shoot. Originality, Mrs. Bond and I had agreed to do the photoshoot at a local park, but secretly we both liked the idea of shooting in a walnut orchid. Thankfully, that’s what we ended up doing! 😀 We walked down the street, past the young walnuts and into the … Continue reading Barefoot Through the Woods
Here goes to DAY2 of shooting midnight pictures at Lake Hennessey. This time it was seven of us on a Friday night after vespers. We didn’t go onto the main dock because a group of fishermen beat us to the spot. Instead we parked by the side of the rode, went through a gate and walked down a path to the water’s edge. Having been … Continue reading Midnight of the Magic Flashlight
Would you believe me if I told you this picture was taken at 1:12am? The challenge was to take a picture of the stars. We set out really late because my last class ended at 10pm. First stop was lake Hennessey. It took a while for us to figure out what we were doing. The pictures kept turning out under exposed, over exposed , out … Continue reading Sunlit Moon
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Over spring break Zach, Kelanie and I found a magical field of grass. We spent the afternoon running up and down the hillside. We spent most of our time taking pictures. While the sun was high in the sky, we used reflectors to light each other. As golden hour rolled in, we used the reflectors as props. I ran out of card space and Kelanie … Continue reading Faceless Reflections
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It’s kinda tradition to go to the Rose Parade. My Dad used to go as a child and my grandparents would even spend the night just to get a good viewing spot. We had to wake up super early to get there in time. 4:30am to be exact. Something that made me kind of angry is that as I was taking this photo, a man … Continue reading Rain Drops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens
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This past weekend I was kayaking with my friend Zach when we came upon a peculiar sight. There was a house floating in the middle of the river! What a crazy sight for sure! The house looked abandoned except for the solar panels on the roof top. Zach and I where like “Oh, what a nice location to make a film!” but upon closer investigation, we saw signs that … Continue reading Floating American Dream
These are the results of my first ever on location photoshoot with studio lighting. Chloe and I had this crazy assignment for portrait photography. We needed to shoot on location with a lighting kit. Now this might sound easy but for a first, it was not so much. Especially since the kit was large and pretty heavy. Chloe drove myself and our two models Sarah and … Continue reading Sunset Shore
I recruited my roommate Cheyenne to help me out with a film/digital project. In between studying, I did her hair and makeup. The carnival inspired eyeliner and hair bow made her look like a little kid. Had her dress in a pretty blue dress, got some baloons and we were ready to go! The point of the photoshoot was to capture angel lighting on film, but I decided to take advantage of … Continue reading Making Dreams in Film and Digital
This weekend, I was going to work on a portrait photography assignment – and then I realized that I had to use my film camera, which wasn’t working >.< Well the girls and I were all ready to go, we weren’t gonna let a little film problem stop us from having fun! With two DSLRs we set out the a ledge at the edge of our school and jumped … Continue reading Girl Time!
Last week I got to take pictures of three beautiful young ladies. Abena, who is visiting from Moscow Russia asked for the favor. Her sister and her cousin who are both named Adwoa were also there. In Ghana, the country from which the girls are originally from, Adwoa means ‘girl born on Tuesday’. I had a lot of fun editing the pictures the next day, especially this one with the cute jaguar kitten. The picture that took … Continue reading Ferns and Flowers
Recently I was inspired to create this new profile picture for my photography: Inspiration was from one of Nina Pak’s picture’s featuring a woman with a blue butterfly on her face. Unfortunately, the exact image has been removed from wordpress due to people posting it on their sites and crediting me as the photographer. I feel like my own picture needs to be cropped and … Continue reading Butterfly Girl
This weekend I got to go camping in a place called La Concha, Durango. I had Silvia snap the picture above. The original includes a wider shot of the falls as well as a cotton specked blue sky. I cropped it in search of a more artistic look. I’ve been told that it looks more like snowy pines than a waterfall! This picture is ‘color selected’ although the original color … Continue reading Sprinkles and Droplets
I redited some pictures that I had taken for my Digital Photography Class during winter quarter. My first WordPress post actually has two of these images as I had turned them in to the teacher. During the photoshoot, I got to work with Erica and her horse Koda. It was the first time Erica had ever ridden bareback. We had a lot of fun, but almost had … Continue reading An Afternoon With Koda
Patrick and Jenny look for their personalized tea bag – a souvenir from the Wonderland Banquet. Jenny and Maureen enjoy a piggy back ride from their boyfriends. Continue reading Tea Bags and Top Hats
Il ya quelques semaines, mes amis et je suis arrivé à escalader des cascades sur la propriété de notre école. Nous avons eu un moment de plaisir éclaboussures dans l’eau et en essayant de ne pas trébucher sur des pierres. Quoi qu’il en soit, voici deux photos que j’ai prises après que nous avons fait une randonnée sur l’chutes 🙂 . A few weeks ago, … Continue reading Butterflies and Blue Blooms
I had never seen a newt or a salamander in real life. But I always wanted to have one, maybe as a pet. So yesterday when my boyfriend and I went for a walk in the woods – it came as a total surprise when we stumbled across a newt. Oh my goodness and it was the cutest little newt ever! I took it home to show Jazmine … Continue reading The Baby Newt
Euryops yellow daisies in their natural environment, abstractly out of focus. Euryops yellow daisy in a cup of water. Sharply in focus. Notice the rainbow light outline on the upper right section of the cup. Beautiful reflections on the sides of the cup. Continue reading Daisy Do
Today I had the opportunity of photographing an eclipse 🙂 The light outside was very bizarre. It was like a picture with bad lighting. People gathered around to see the phenomenon. The sun was playing peek -a- poo behind the moon! And the shadows on earth grew weirder and weirder! Continue reading Eclipse!
As you have noticed from my past works, I love going to the airport. I’ve traveled in planes since I was a month old and wanted to get my pilot’s license since I was 14. Do to some unfortunate events, my wish has yet to come true. But last night I was in for a special treat. I got to fly a plane! The winds … Continue reading Aerial Photography
A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of helping out with Peter Han’s Senior thesis film. I mostly helped out with the set and took stills. We were all out in the woods behind our college. It was crew, parents and like 20 little ones. During one of the breaks, the little girls got creative with the wildflowers around them. They put them in … Continue reading Flowers in Your Hair!
For a long time, I’ve wanted to do a Bohemian styled photo shoot. Immediately I asked Becky, Micheal and Sharla to participate. Every so often, I discussed photo shoot ideas with Micheal. On the day of the shoot, Sharla did Becky’s makeup. She did such an amazing crazy job! We were running out of time so Jazmine stepped in to help with Becky’s hair. Originally … Continue reading Blue Belle
For the longest time I’ve had a this suspicious looking suitcase in my dorm. I actually used it to make a short for my film class. But after the project was over, I forgot about the suitcase. You can image my horror when I opened it and found a large bloody looking knife inside! So anyway, I was supposed to return the suitcase to the … Continue reading Runaway Gypsy Child
This past weekend I had the chance to shoot with one of my friends:Kara. (Inspired by my personal dream of swimming at the Devil’s Pool in Victoria Falls, Africa.) We hiked up to the waterfalls and went into the water right away. For such a hot day, it felt really good! We shot in three different locations and had two dress changes. I am happy … Continue reading Water Flips and Linda Falls
I grew up surrounded by walnut trees. Today as I looked through my old pictures, I found this one. It is of some young walnut buds. I remember the day I edited it on Paint to make the bubble effect. The picture makes me a little homesick for the rows of trees that stretched out around my childhood home. Continue reading Rainbow Bubbles
I had a friend take this picture using 1/4000 shutter speed. This is the final edited version. The rainbow colors add a bit of magic to the image 🙂 Continue reading Magic Water
Today I went hiking with a group of friends. We had a picnic by a waterfall and I was inspired to play around with shutter speed. This image here was taken at 1/4000. This one was taken at 1/60. I think this is the speed at which most of us see the water falling. Now this last image was taken at 1/4. Here the motion … Continue reading As the Water Falls
Picture taken March 2005 (I’m noticing my improvement in photographic skills) When I was little, I used to live out in the countryside where once a year, the orchards would turn pink with flowers. I live in the city now, so I get really excited when I see a blooming peach or apricot. Tomorrow, I’ll be driving through the area where I once lived. There … Continue reading When the Peach Blossom Blooms
This is the first picture that I ever took on a film camera. It’s of Lover’s Bridge connecting the beautiful Island of Old Providence to the smaller island of Santa Catalina. It was 1998 and I was 5. Many summers, springs and winters have gone by since and I miss hanging from hammocks and swimming in the tropical ocean water. Can’t wait till the day … Continue reading My First Picture EVER!
Remmy wanted some pictures, and I thought a walk in the woods would do the trick. At first she felt uncomfortable, but after a while she couldn’t help but admire the nature around her. Here are some of the interesting shots we got 🙂 Continue reading Wading at the Creek
When you look at the big picture… sometimes you miss the little details. You might miss the eerie trees illuminated by the streetlights. And tiny droplets clinging to the creepy crawler’s nest. Continue reading Rainy Downtown