Last week, exactly 2 months after the Superbowl ‘Unflattering photos’ fiasco, BeyoncÃ© started her ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ world tour. As someone who followed the ‘Unflattering’ story very closely, and a…
My camera switched to mirror lock mode today, it completely baffled me for ages what the heck had happened ._.
If you don’t know what mirror lock is it’s pretty simple, it’s a mode on cameras where you click the button once = the mirror locks into place but then you need to press it a second time for the mirror to unlock itself and actually take the picture.
I still have no idea how my camera got into that mode…
In other news my quick release plate is no longer stuck onto my tripod. Hadn’t a clue what happens, turns out that it was just on slightly too tight and I was too weak to get it off!
I’m photographing a youth day on Sunday, it’s the first time in ages that I will have piles of band shots :D
I got a puppy today! :D
Her name is Molly, she’s an 11 week old Sharpei.
We took a 2 and a half hour drive to get to the owner, so worth it! She’s really curious, likes to chew on things and prefers sitting on my lap instead of her bed. Also, when she runs in the kitchen she just ends up sliding all over the place because the kitchen is wooden and she has no grip, it’s adorable to watch :’)
Need I mention how cute she is?
Pretty sickened about this.
I bought these shoes in August 2011, only €25 in vancl (yes, vancl, not vans). Besides when I’m in school and forced to wear black shoes I wear these 85% of the time.
They’re my favourite pair of shoes I’ve ever had. But the once titanium white with sky blue doodles are now a more grey/greenish shade and most of the blue doodle paint has come off. Never the less they have served me well. RIP lads.
Got rid of over 3,000 files today between photos and videos, it’s saddening to think I still have another 40 thousand or so files to go through ._.
My laptop is going to be the most organised laptop ever come the end of June! In other news, besides ‘studying’ I’m doing some pre-production work on a documentary :D
Fine art photography is defined as: “Photographs that are created in accordance with the creative vision of the photographer as artist.”
I wanted to try and tackle this meaning and finally create a fine art piece. I call the above picture ‘Roots’. I know, what an inventive title, what can I say. No, in all seriousness I want to try and explain the thought and meaning behind the creative vision I had in mind for this piece.
The image I wanted to end up with was something to represent growth. I’m about to finish school, it’s taken fourteen years but I’m almost there. I have about 7 weeks left in class and then 3 weeks of exams. It’s crazy.
So I wanted to create a piece to show that I’ve grown, but then I thought about the fact that we never truly stop growing because we never stop learning. At least I don’t think we should ever stop learning. The world would be far less fantastical if we knew everything.
I’m slowly realising how incapable I am of staying on point. I do apoligise. Moving on to the explanation..
The four sides were to represent four stages of our life; as a child, late teens to mid twenties, then a mature adult and finally being at a ripe enough age to qualify as a senior citizen.
All stages are equally as important (in my opinion) in growing as people because we constantly affect the people surrounding us. We have an effect on their growth, as they go through their stages, as they do to us. So we should never hold some stage as less important to another. Which is why the picture is symethrical.
There’s not a whole pile of significance as to why it’s in black and white, I just preferred the look of it in black and white as opposed to colour.
I wanted the roots to be the main feature, well actually, it’s a tree trunk, anyway it’s why the background is basically blank. Also I felt like our life is like a blank canvas, that we paint bit by bit, as we picture comes to us.
So that’s it really. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t explain the concept 100%, words were never my thing, but hopefully you have some idea of what I was trying to achieve!