Historic Miniature Photography of a Different Variety

“We desire to bring together all the most interesting facets offered by Daguerre’s invention under the four rubrics of curiosity, usefulness for the arts, quickness of understanding and usefullness for the sciences.”

-Francois Arago, report before the Academy of Sciences, Paris, 1839

Toy Photography and the photography of toys are two very different things. Toy Photography is the photography of toys, miniatures, trinkets, in scenic environments to tell a story, or relay an idea. The photography of toys is simply that – straight forward photography of an item or group of items with the intention of showing off that item in itself, and not creating a larger idea around it.Continue reading “Historic Miniature Photography of a Different Variety”

Tourmaline’s 2020 Halloween Challenge Recap

We did it!

31 days of Halloween!

I haven’t been consistently making photos this year. It’s been a weird year. Personally, October has been one of my hardest months this year health wise. I committed to this challenge though and did everything I could to keep it up even when I wasn’t feeling up to the task. Sometimes I posted photos I already had which gave me an out for the night, but most nights, with the intention to post to a specific instagram hashtag at 11pm, I began making a photo at 9pm, giving me time to rest up until that point. I set the goal to have an idea for that day’s photo in mind before my 9pm deadline, and it worked! Could I have made better photos with more prep and energy? Sure, but I did what I could with what my body allowed, and I got some images I’m actually pretty proud of.

Here are all the new images I made for this challenge this month, and a collage below of my favorites.

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Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Costume

We made it! It’s the final day of the Halloween challenge. I’ll have my recap up soon. I’m still making my way to all your posts. Thank you so much for joining in!

Each day in October there will be a new prompt. Share a picture, write a poem, write a blog about your day, anything along the lines of the theme will do!

Post as often or as little as you’d like. Share your links with me on my daily post and I’ll keep a running list of all participants both here and on the daily posts, whether by blog, social media, however you contribute.

If you’re posting on instagram tag #tshalloweenchallenge so I can find you.

Find links to all my posts and contributors here.Costume

October 31 is – Costume

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Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Spider

Each day in October there will be a new prompt. Share a picture, write a poem, write a blog about your day, anything along the lines of the theme will do!

Post as often or as little as you’d like. Share your links with me on my daily post and I’ll keep a running list of all participants both here and on the daily posts, whether by blog, social media, however you contribute.

If you’re posting on instagram tag #tshalloweenchallenge so I can find you.

Find links to all my posts and contributors here.

October 30 is – Spider

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Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Grave

Each day in October there will be a new prompt. Share a picture, write a poem, write a blog about your day, anything along the lines of the theme will do!

Post as often or as little as you’d like. Share your links with me on my daily post and I’ll keep a running list of all participants both here and on the daily posts, whether by blog, social media, however you contribute.

If you’re posting on instagram tag #tshalloweenchallenge so I can find you.

Find links to all my posts and contributors here.

October 29 is – Grave

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Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Trick

Each day in October there will be a new prompt. Share a picture, write a poem, write a blog about your day, anything along the lines of the theme will do!

Post as often or as little as you’d like. Share your links with me on my daily post and I’ll keep a running list of all participants both here and on the daily posts, whether by blog, social media, however you contribute.

If you’re posting on instagram tag #tshalloweenchallenge so I can find you.

Find links to all my posts and contributors here.

October 28 is – Trick

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Color your World: Purple Heart

This week, the color is Purple Heart.

  • Between now and whenever you have the time, share a post inspired by the color(s) on your own blog or social media. A poem, flash fiction, photo, drawing, whatever you’d like!
  • Link back to this post and include your post link in a comment below so that I can share your link next week.
  • Tag your blog post ‘coloryourworld’ so others can find your post in their WordPress Reader.

Check out the CYW home page with links to all weekly challenges as they post.

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Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Bat

Each day in October there will be a new prompt. Share a picture, write a poem, write a blog about your day, anything along the lines of the theme will do!

Post as often or as little as you’d like. Share your links with me on my daily post and I’ll keep a running list of all participants both here and on the daily posts, whether by blog, social media, however you contribute.

If you’re posting on instagram tag #tshalloweenchallenge so I can find you.

Find links to all my posts and contributors here.

October 27 is – Bat

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