#30dayphoto : Day 19

Well, I’m about 40 minutes late. The day has ended and I’m just now getting this post up. It was one of those days where I seriously never stopped and now my brain feels mushy. BUT I’m glad to be posting this now because these shots are AMAZING. I love the color schemes. Seriously my favorite set. Thanks for all being patient and not calling me a loser for slacking, you’re all my pals.

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Tomorrow’s challenge: whatever you want! I already have some submissions. You have until 12pm EST to submit. I’m estimating the blog post to be published around 6pm EST as I slowly piece it together throughout the day. Only 10 more days after that. Isn’t that crazy?


#30dayphoto : Day 18

These weekend posts always get up a little bit later than I plan but better late than never! Today’s challenge was to depict emotion (which in my opinion is the best subject). What do you think? Favorites?

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Tomorrow’s challenge: landscape. Interpret it however you’d like. Starting tomorrow, my schedule is changing. I’m picking more hours up at work and next week I’ll be on vacation. I’m extending the deadlines for the rest of the month until 12pm EST (like on weekends) but my blog post won’t get posted until that evening. So please submit your landscape photo by 12pm EST on Monday. Then the blog post will go up tomorrow evening. It definitely has it’s pros and cons. I think others (nonparticipants) see the post more when it’s published in the morning but this also allows you to be out shooting throughout the day (real time). I don’t think this will inconvenience anyone because you can still submit your photo as early as you’d like! Thanks for understanding.


#30dayphoto : Day 17

Who knew street lights could be so gorgeous? Loved the interpretations and the contrast of the day/night shots. Which ones are your favorites?

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Tomorrow’s challenge: depicting emotion! I think of all the days, I’m most excited about this one. I love photographing landscape, objects, architecture, etc but none of that can really compare to photographing human emotion. I look forward to seeing all your posts! Please send by 2pm EST tomorrow (so you have a LOT of time to shoot…almost 26 hours!) The post will be up a little later than today’s since I have lunch plans.

#30dayphoto : Day 16

Experimenting with light is one of my favorite photo exercises. I love the variety of light sources in this set and it makes me even more excited for a shorter photo challenge this fall/winter where we can learn about settings, time of day, cameras, etc. Which ones are your favorite?

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Tomorrow’s challenge: street lights. This, to me, is one of the most specific challenges of the month but I’ll be interested to see how you all incorporate street lights into your shot (whether it’s the main focal point or in the horizon). Submit by 12pm EST tomorrow since it’s the weekend!


Igloo Letterpress

I recently spent a morning at Igloo Letterpress in Worthington, Ohio. My friend Erika had heard about their Saturday morning drop-in classes and suggested that we go! Along with Jess & Janine, we spent our time learning and making custom stationery. If you’re ever in the area, I would strongly suggest stopping by! Allison, the owner, is wonderful and has added a really spectacular place to the Columbus area. I’ll be debuting my custom stationery in October when I create my “snail mail challenge!”

#30dayphoto : Day 15

We’re halfway into the 30 Day Photo Challenge, pals! The first week felt really slow to me but the second week-ish has gone by really quickly. How are you all feeling about it? Burnt out yet? I can definitely say (since I shot the challenge a month prior on film) that it takes a lot out of you. I haven’t been taking nearly as many photos this month as I did when I was daily shooting for the challenge. I love the variation on these “whatever you want” days. Which ones are your favorite?

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Tomorrow’s challenge is : experimenting with light. This can be however you interpret it. It can be experimenting with your camera settings and how it interacts with light, the specific type of light, or maybe even movement with light. No rules! Just submit them by 9am EST!

East Coast Bound

At the end of September, I’ll be making a trip out to Massachusetts! I’ve been to Cape Cod and Provincetown but this time I’ll be visiting Nantucket and Boston to see Kellyn. I can hardly contain my excitement. If you’re interested in the print I posted above, I found it here.

#30dayphoto : Day 14

Today’s challenge was all about eyes. Focusing on eyes (to me) can take on a few meanings. I think this variety did a great job covering all interpretations and I’m glad a couple animals got added to the mix.. Also, I had someone ask if I’d ever consider placing the photos one after the other so that each photo gets the same amount of space. I completely understand this idea and it makes sense but for the aesthetic of my blog, I like to keep it as a collage format. I also like that my readers (no matter what the size of their computer screen) can see a portrait photograph in full and will never have to scroll. I hope that none of you have been offended if your photo has been sized down or placed next to another photo. I definitely encourage you to post your photos to this Flickr group so that you can include additional information (including camera type, location, etc).

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Tomorrow’s challenge: anything you want! These are always fun. Please submit by 9am EST tomorrow.

*I’ve also added a little badge to the sidebar so that you can easily access the 30 Day Photo Challenge list (this will change once a new challenge is started). If you don’t see it…refresh or clear your cache.

Portrait Session: Sarah Storer

I got to snap some pictures of Sarah Storer (aka The Naked Redhead) last weekend. She’s a natural in front of the camera and too pretty for words so it was a piece of cake. The shots above are taken with my Canon DSLR (edited in Photoshop). The film shots are below, not edited. Do you have a preference? My friend Jess recently wrote a blog post about digital vs. film. Give it a read.

Daily Occurrences

Hi pals! I’ve actually really missed regular blogging during this 30 Day Photo Challenge caraaaaziness. It’s been SO fun so far but it is a lot of work and I haven’t been able to share what’s been going on or what I’ve been finding on The Internets. Here’s a visual update.

Gorgeous sunsets | Desh working hard on my laptop (HA!) | Dinners out with friends | Minted by Revlon before autumn | Time with my honey | Photo shoots | Me being awesome | Designing A LOT