Monday, March 29, 2010

I♥faces - Dramatic Black and White

This weeks theme over at i♥faces is dramatic black and white. They are looking for a photo that speaks to the viewer, that conveys emotion and that is obviously- dramatic. They say that editing is key and they do not want to see a typical black and white portrait. I had so many pictures I wanted to enter and have been thinking about which one to choose for a long time. I love black and white pictures. I love using light and expressions to convey a mood. And I absolutely love pictures that are just so powerful that as soon as I see them I can feel the emotions pouring from the picture. Although it was a hard choice I ultimately choose this one: I don't know about you, but as soon as I see this picture I am caught up in it. I felt that way the first time I saw it- unedited on my LCD. It was a random one I took of my best friend while I was doing a photo shoot of her cousin. As soon as I saw it, I saw the mood it seemed to portray and I couldn't wait to edit it. I edited it right away- changing it to black and white and adding the words that I think pair well with the sadness and hurt it seems to show and the feeling of loneliness that you can think she may be feeling. It makes me wonder what she was thinking when I took this. It speaks volumes to me- maybe because some days, I know exactly how this picture feels to me.

Thank you for viewing I hope you found it worth the look! Comments are always appreciated and I usually comment back!

Have you entered your own photo yet? You better do that! Click on over to i♥faces to enter and don't forget to check out the other entries!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Bundled up!

This week over at i♥faces the theme is bundled up! We have plenty reason to get bundled up around here this year due to the 3-4 huge snowstorms we got hit with! And so we did- and I took pictures of course.


PS- don't forget to head on over to i♥faces to check out the other entries and to enter your own!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Remote Controlled!

I got a remote control for my camera, see!
It's gotta be one of the coolest things ever. Ok there are a lot of other cool things but still, having a camera that runs with a remote, pretty cool.

Whittney and I had to, of course, test it out.
We had to make sure it worked when I pointed it at her head,
Or when we were not paying attention (This picture cracks me up. Although it is a very unflattering picture of the both of us, I love how we are both laughing in it. I wonder what we were laughing at?)
We had to test it to make sure it could find peace,
and then when we knew without a doubt that this remote was the coolest thing ever, we let it capture us in a non normal state- looking normal. ;)


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Highlights from my 18th year

As of today, I am 19. Its pretty crazy for me to think about- maybe that I've made it 19 years or maybe that it just doesn't feel as if I am that old.

Either way I am glad to see 19 come but at the same time 18 really was a great year. It had its not so good times as well but with the good comes the bad. In no particular order here are some (aka the ones I could think of right now) highlights of my 18th year: -The end of Senior year. This included senior prom, which was such a great time.

-Getting Invisaligns to straighten my teeth. I had the actual invisaligns from a little bit before my 18th birthday until about October. Now I wear a "retainer" constantly but will get to gradually wean off of it here soon.
-Graduation!! Seniors 2009 baby!! I graduated high school finishing 8th in my class. I got a couple good scholarships from the college and a couple outside ones as well.

-My graduation party! It was so much fun. I would go back to high school just to do it again! Ok, maybe not but it was pretty fun!
-Getting my Nikon DSLR camera. Its my baby ;) I love having it and eventually I plan to get off the P setting and unto the Manual one.

-Having my photography grow. Somewhat because of my Nikon but somewhat because of my talent as well. Having people ask me to take portraits for them and doing a number of photo shoots. My photography has really advanced lately and for that I am excited and hope it continues to grow.
-Regaining Whittney back as my closest friend. There was a short period of absence with our friendship, we kind of drifted apart, but towards the beginning of my 18th year we started to come back together and now I think we are closer than ever. And for that, I am grateful. She really is the greatest friend, scratch that, sister a girl could have.

-I started college and have found that it isn't really what I expected. It has its good and its bad, some days I like it and some days I don't. I have been doing pretty well and have passed all my courses with A's or B's. We will see with spring semester but I hope that holds true.
-I made the Deans list for fall semester. Barely. but it still counts =]
-I got to be in the live audience at one of Jack Hanna's specials. It was exciting. Living where I do that is probably the only opportunity I will ever have for something like this and the closest I will ever get to a celebrity. I got his autograph to ;)

- I did my first field through school. I was in a second grade classroom. I got very good feedback so despite my nervousness and all things like that I obviously did well enough to be commended on my efforts. I really hope I am making the right choice with teaching.

I know there is so much more that has happened this last year that is noteworthy but I can't think of anything else at the moment and I am running short on time. College has kept me on a short leash so far this semester, I haven't had the time for much other than homework.

Oh, I forgot to include the fact that I got this blog and I enjoy everything about it- so thank you all who read it- you have helped make my 18th year all the better!!!