Gardeners have green thumbs. It’s fun to pretend one can grow a garden, but unfortunately my thumb has remained a shameful brown since the beginning of time. I usually wait a while before taking my plant’s portraits but have increasingly found myself photographing a murder. That’s why yesterday I decided to practice photo editing techniques on newly acquired specimens. These three iridescent cuties were acquired … Continue reading Dear Plants, Please Don’t Die
(Featuring pictures I took for Mother’s Day) Mami Hands soft with a touch so tender, head held high with a sunrise gaze, of another woman, I couldn’t be fonder, for it is her who leads me through the haze. Continue reading Ode to Mami
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!
At the end of Freshman year, Ben asked to exchange a plane ride for headshots. I was worried because I’d never done pictures for a guy before. Turns out that should have been the least of worries. Yes, it was easy to take nice pictures, but during that photoshoot, I found out that I had no idea how to use my camera. Didn’t know how … Continue reading Moroccan Vagabond
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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Sophomore year, we had a Group Production assignment for a ‘fictional narrative’. We were to work in pairs, each with our own project, alternating directing and cinematography positions. Zach and I actually stayed through spring break to work on our short films, but he was both director and cinematographer for his own project. Because his story was post-apocalyptic, we actually considered filming in a ghost … Continue reading Beyond the Scenes
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
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
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
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 decided to add some texture to a few old pictures I have of my vacation home in Rio… since I’m feeling a little home sick. I’v been there just about every year since I was a month old. True, I’ve missed a few – but I make it double just to make up. Continue reading When I’m Done With the Books….
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
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