Mi madre wanted me to take some pictures of my bro. Remember? The guitar fanatic guy? Yep. So, I did.
[Oh, and he does play guitar like a beast: www.thatjohnnykid.com. And I designed the website. Jussayin’.]
Anywho, here are some snapshots of the mini-event. Not my best work, but that’s fine, I guess.
I recently was assigned to photograph a “blessing in disguise,” and my mom had the brilliant idea of shooting a picture of braces.
Voilà le résultat.
We’re going over PhotoJ in class. It’s so much harder then I thought it’d be, but it’s pretty fun as well. I decided to make my brother practicing his guitar the subject.
I think I like the results, though I did cringe when I had to massively bump up the ISO. : /
So, the sun was going down and I realized I hadn’t done anything artistic today. So I cleaned a mirror, dragged my younger brother outside [who happens to be taller than me now…how’d that happen, again?], and took a few shots. The pictures kind of serve a double-purpose because my photography teacher is requiring portrait shots this week. Except for the fact they all turned out a little bit dark because there was next to no available light, I liked how they turned out. [All photos are SOOC]
And now I have to submit one of them for photography class. Any preferences?
I love how you wouldn’t be able to tell ^that is a self-portrait unless I told you. Like I just did. : P
Well, 2o11 has finally arrived. It feels a bit surreal, but it’s here. Wow.
2o1o was an odd year. It was the year of my first debate tournament in which I managed to get hooked into forensics and let it obsess my brain. I developed new friendships and strengthened old ones. I traveled to new places.
Yeah, this year was just something my already writing-inadequate brain can’t adequately describe on paper.
There are some things which I regret about the past year. But I would never give it up for anything.
To all who helped bring color and laughter to this year, I thank you.
Thank you for sticking by me and encouraging me, even when I truly didn’t deserve it.
And NOW that I’ve finished with my cheesy little spiel, here are the first photos from my 365 challenge. : )
My brother got these funny straw glasses things for Christmas. So of course I had to drag him outside for some pictures.
Have a wonderful New Year, everyone. ❤
I love playing with light. A whole bunch. This is one of my favorite experimentations with it. I lit a candle, made my little brother put his Batman costume on, and placed him next to the light. I had to set up my tripod for this one, since I was shooting at night. Since it was rather dark out, I had to work with a slower shutter speed and pray that my brother wouldn’t move. : P
Well, he did. But I managed to get at least one really good picture before he lost his concentration.
[[Caption: Panning of my li’l hero]]
Probably my favorite abstract technique is panning. Essentially, you set the camera to a longer shutter speed and spin, zoom, and/or move the camera to get a blurred, streaked look. I love it.
One of the things that’s really fun [but ohmygosh, so hard] to do is move the camera at the same rate as your subject to make the subject sharp and the background blurred.
In this photo, my little brother was [not unusually] running around in his Robin costume. So I decided to make him run back and forth for about a half hour. This is the best result, and I’m rather pleased with it. : )