Thursday, June 17, 2010


Ok, everybody, the good news is here. I am back working in film! I had a little venture into the wonders of film around New Years with my dad's old Pentax Asahi but, because of its sticky shutter, a photo I took of the olympic torch ended up exposing for about 5 months. Two nights ago, it unstuck! So (providing it didn't trash the entire roll of film) I am back in business. in fact I am nearly finished my first roll of film already. Now to see whether or not it's any good!
Note: So my first roll of film snapped in the camera. When I opend the back to get it, it was all destroyed. It's ok. On to roll two!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Creativity Bootcamp Day 0: Freedom

OK, I'm done. Creativity Bootcamp was fun for a while. But it's getting ridiculous. If you are enjoying it, please don't let me affect you, but I personally am done. Ironically, it's stifling my creativity. It opened me up to a few new things and I'd like to explore them a little further. For example, I've been doing more work with sinking flowers. I made both these photos the other night and I'm relatively happy with them. The only problem I'm running into is the focus. It's hard to focus through glass and a few inches of water. Even manually I'm having difficulty. Regardless, this post was just to let all of you know that I am done. I did the first week, and thus far the second week has been fruitless. So I'm finished. For now.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Creativity Bootcamp Days 7&8: Fly & Ornament

Creativity Bootcamp Day 7/8
I'm starting to feel as if these are getting, not only more difficult, but less logical. They are open to creative inspiration, but it's becoming more and more difficult to find something that isn't either blatantly obvious or inartistic. I took both of these yesterday, not thinking about the task at all, just randomly. I had difficulty deciding for "Ornament" (Which technically does apply fyi, because an 'Ornament' by definition, is something that lends itself to beauty or grace. I think a flower applies.) because I had two very similar photos. One in which the focus is on the camera (above) and one where the focus is on the flower. Aesthetically I liked this one more. The photograph for 'Fly' is much less artistic and really was just used so I can get caught up on the Creative bootcamp. These two were for Saturday/Sunday.