I normally don’t post more than 1 or 2 times a day, but I finally realized I have something for the Discover Challenge: Numbers. So I’m sliding in a contribution before the new theme is announced.

For more underwater scenes, see my previous post ‘Fish.’

Do you often take number images?

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Photography 101: Triumph

Congratulations to each and every one of you who made it through Photography 101. I for one, have really enjoyed the challenge, and now know, that when put to the test I can make a photo a day.

For those of you who didn’t participate in Photography 101, thank you for following along!

Photography 101: Double

A couple different takes on yesterday’s theme, Double.

I went with an experimental take on this challenge.

1st, you know that weird effect you get when you zoom in or out while taking a picture (it seems the actual name for this technique is Zoom Burst/ Blur)? In any case, I’d never tried it with miniatures. So I did. Granted this is my first attempt with this, so this photo has little meaning, but it gives me some interesting ideas to use in the future.

2nd, a re-editing of images from my senior project. I took the 2 images from the scene ‘Watch Your Step‘ and superimposed them to see if the story works better this way.

What weird techniques have you tried with your photos lately?

Photography 101: Edge/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Posting to: Photography 101:Edge & Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

I wanted the feel of standing on the edge of the building, on the roof, ready to let go, but I didn’t want to fully picture a moment with the potential to be so graphic. I wanted a metaphor, not a trigger. So I drew a box – 2.5″ x 2.5″ with a dry erase marker on a piece of printer paper. I chose a figure, hands on her hips, looking outward, black and white to match the scenery. Minimal. I played with angles to find one that captured what I wanted to show. I started high and got more level with the figure. This way we have come out to the roof top with her. We can see what she sees- which in this case, is a blank slate on which you can write your own view, your own story.


Photography 101: Treasure

I’ve taken this one a bit literally today.

I just had to though. I re-discovered this treasure chest in my box of miniatures last week and actually posted a picture of it to my instagram. I set it up a bit better for this shot thought, adding glitter and polymer clay pieces of gold.

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Photography 101: Landscape

I had every intention to do this one yesterday, but by the time I got home, I wasn’t feeling well at all. So, I granted myself a pass.

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Photography 101: Architecture

There’s a new neighborhood being built just down the street from where I live. We drive past daily and see the progress they’ve made. Yesterday, there were 3 construction workers on the very top of one of the houses that was still just wood frame. The sun was behind them and it created such an iconic image. I was driving, and thus didn’t take a picture. But I’ve been disappointed with the missed opportunity. Then I realized, that I can just create the scene on my own in any way I please.

With that, I scaled it down to just one worker, and changed the time of day to sunset. And here you have it, using HO scale miniatures.


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