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[Oh] Brotherrrr

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.


Sisterrrr. : )) [Oh, and I’m back!]

Yeah, I’ve been gone about two weeks.  But I’m back now.  Hope you all missed me. ; )

I took a few photoshoots since last time I posted, so I’ll try to split it all up into individual posts.

First topic: My sister!  She’s so adorable.  She always runs to me saying, “MY BUDDY!” ❤

(Did I overexpose here? Yes. Do I like it anyway? Definitely. : ))

I like this too. : )

Sleepyhead. Hehe.


Blessing in Disguise

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.


[[Le deuxième jour]]

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


It’s a New Year! [day numero uno]

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. ❤


The Dark [K]night

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.


“Holy long exposure, Batman!”

[[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. : )