(Mis?)Adventures in Film

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I tried easing myself into taking double exposures yesterday by using a Holga TIM… I learned a few lessons.

  1. There are too many buttons you have to remember to press.
  2. The TIM can do an octuple exposure (it’s not like I forgot to wind after shots… eight times…)
  3. You cannot take vertical pictures with a TIM. 
  4. The TIM dulls down colors like woah.
  5. I shouldn’t have had such high expectations for a toy camera?

So yeah, I had quite the experience with it yesterday. I got some interesting shots, so that’s good at least.

I’m looking forward to using my Minolta X-700 for double exposures in the future!

Double Exposures

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ImageIt’s been a really long time since I’ve played with double exposure, and I’m glad I decided to try it just for fun tonight. I haven’t really done it since high school, and since then I’ve learned that a little bit is more than enough (I would layer four exposures on top of one another back in the day- yikes!) Hooray for learning!

Now, to do double exposures on film… It’s going to be an interesting challenge that I look forward to!

Gallery 1650 and THE ART OF INSTAGRAM

I just received some excellent news!

I recently submitted some photos of mine to a gallery that is featuring photos that we shared on Instagram, and one of them- the one you see above- was accepted to be exhibited! I’m very excited for this opportunity to get my work out there (even if it is just an iPhone edit!)

If you’re interested in learning more about the exhibition, here is the link to their website: http://www.1650gallery.com/instagram2013_exhibition.php

 

Projects!

There is nothing better than feeling reassurance that you are doing the right thing with your life.

2013 is off to a great start. I’ve been entering many competitions in hopes of getting my work out there, and I have had a handful of people approach me these past few days asking me to photograph them! All of my hard work and dedication to this medium has always paid off, but it is still very rewarding and humbling to find that there are people outside my circle of friends who are interested in what I do.

I’m currently working on a few different shoot ideas; the weather is really crummy though (it felt like it was 10 degrees yesterday!) so I’ve had to postpone quite a few. But I will not be disheartened! Onward!

The most exciting project I’m working on is for this summer; I’m on the job hunt! Hopefully I can land a position that let’s me do what I love (and c’mon, we all know what I love doing! I have a BLOG dedicated to it!) I think it would be a huge step for me as a budding photographer/artist to be in the field and showing the world my potential.

 

 

 

I make things.

So, I do things other than photography (every once in a while…)

I enjoy making little collages. I also enjoy making presents for people, especially my boyfriend, Mitchell. I also also enjoy combining these enjoyable things.

Our two year anniversary just passed, and I made him a little travel collage.

It’s really silly and not meant to be a piece of fine art, but I had fun and Mitchell’s face was totally worth it!

I took one of those little art kits I had left over from my childhood (Me? Hoarder? Nooo.) and since it looked like a mini suitcase, I collaged the mini canvases inside. I decorated the backs of the art-kit-turned-suitcase with these maps I’ve been saving (No, really, I’m not a hoarder… I’m not…) It was a lot of work, but the result turned out how I envisioned it.

 

Oops? (CATS)

So I found this app recently where you can put cats on everything…

And, as you can see…

I had WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!!!

It’s an iPhone app called Catwang, and if you want to ruin your life, I suggest getting it.

Warning: The chance of getting addicted is 100%. You also start seeing cat heads instead of people heads on people.

Happy New Year!